Cloud App Innovators
Software-as-a-Service, the original cloud services delivery model, has become the preferred means for many businesses big and small of accessing their professional applications, enabling a once unprecedented combination of accessibility, accountability and ease of deployment.
While the SaaS landscape has become crowded over the last decade with cutting-edge software developers building apps entirely born in the cloud, and just about every legacy giant rejiggering popular tools for cloud delivery, there's still a lot of room for innovation.
Here are 10 relatively young companies offering solutions that broaden our notions of what can be achieved by deploying applications in the cloud while solving diverse real-world problems for all types of business users.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")