Few technology devices harness the power of cloud computing better than the iPad. And when it comes to the iPad, one of the biggest areas of adoption is in the enterprise. Although other companies (i.e. Blackberry), thought they had a strangle-hold on the enterprise, the iPad is proving otherwise.
Along with enterprise type features is the ability to access Microsoft Office documents on the iPad. Unfortunately for Microsoft, CloudOn is moving forward quickly with their CloudOn app that allows users to access and edit their Office documents directly on their iPad.
CloudOn has just announced a new round of series B funding worth $16 million, and their CloudOn app continues to dominate the top download lists on the app store. But CloudOn understands that Microsoft could, and will, eventually be launching their own Office app which will have a direct impact in the relevance of their new app. So CloudOn plans on using their new investment to venture into other cloud based partnerships with the likes of DropBox, Box and Google Drive in order to prepare for more document storage capabilities.
Along with CloudOn’s desire to work with other cloud based services, they will also be looking to add one powerful feature to their existing app and that is group collaboration. Even though Microsoft will eventually bring their own Office app, CloudOn believes they can gain an advantage by offering Office documentation with collaboration, all from your iPad.