Small businesses now have a bevvy of options to choose from when deciding a comprehensive software suite, ranging from high-end to totally free. In a survey of 550 small business and start-up staffers, business e-commerce recommendation website BestVendor distilled the most popular software and hardware for growing business.
The far-and-away leaders in fields broke down into two distinct fields: low-cost and cloud-based, and higher-priced but well-known. Applications like Evernote, BaseCamp, and Dropbox dominated their fields, courting about a third of users, indicating that cloud-based collaboration and storage is on the rise for cost-efficient and tech-savvy start-ups. Longstanding tech giants like Adobe and Apple were also very popular despite their price tag, with the Adobe suite in the top spot in nearly all relevant categories and Mac laptops powering 70 percent of users’ businesses.
However, the biggest winner among start-ups and small businesses is Google. The search giant’s $5-per-month GoogleApps is helping businesses run operations more than any other provider. From analytics to collaboration, Google is king.
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