Having started in 1996, Zoho seems to create a revolution in the domain of network-based computing. The twenty-year-old company is now running in the technical marathon along with the tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM. The company rocks with its cloud-based-business-applications by reaching 20 million users overall. Like all the successful companies Zoho is unique in its own way right from recruiting the employees to using its own software products to get a better perspective of the customer point of view. Besides everything, the key to success lies in the fact that most of its applications converge to the point of cloud-based computing.
What is cloud based computing?
To carry the files that reside on your computer, you use disks and drives. But to make this process more comfortable there is an entity that makes the internet carry your stuff for you. This is called cloud based computing.You just have to put your data on the internet and pick it up from wherever you want.
The concept is not just limited to files but also it enables you to carry heavy software. For example: when you want to use a heavy software like MATLAB on your phone, an app can actually link your MATLAB account to your phone making you use the software while it is running on the internet and not on the phone's memory. Most smartphones cannot support such heavy software due to their limited RAM capacity.
The important files can be backed up over the internet and deleted from the devices to protect it from sneakers. You can secure this data in the cloud using a strong password. Another big advantage of the cloud is that you don't have to carry your files everywhere. All you need to access your account is a computer or a smartphone, internet, your username and password for the cloud. The recently launched Pixel phone comes with a photo app that gives you the privilege of unlimited storage.
Zoho apps are based on cloud computing which helps it stay compact in the memory of the device and keep your documents secure and easily portable. Initially, the company started the business suite with a word processing app called Zoho writer. Then the entities were extended to spreadsheets, CRM tools and a lot of applications to manage businesses. I being a writer found Zoho writer to be an awesome word processing tool personally. This app occupies really less memory and I can write stuff using my smartphone on the go. The text documents can be converted to a number of formats. Though it is a cloud-based app, it supports a few features offline too. Also, you don't have to worry about losing your stuff when the phone gets hanged or switched off as the text in the document is automatically saved as you write.
Zoho recruitment process
The companies that look for employees with zero backlogs have no idea of how many amazing last bench talents they miss. But Zoho has got different ideas. Zoho recruits engineers based on their skill rather than their mark sheets. If you can code well, you are in- this is what Zoho believes in. As a result, Zoho ends up picking out the best people who were not even allowed to attend the recruitment session of other companies. The company never underestimates the power of the last bench masterminds; the incredibly successful people like Steve Jobs and Bill gates were dropouts too. This recruitment process helps the company pick the best of the bests and provides an environment of healthy competition. The competitive atmosphere helps the employees get better and better as they say "if you want to be a lion you must train with Lions". Perhaps, this is the secret of the company to confidently compete with hundred-year-old companies like IBM.
A typical day of a software engineer at Zoho
Zoho is one of the companies that give importance to employee welfare. With the privilege of flexible hours, you can wake up late, go to the office in the afternoon, have lunch work in peace, workout in gym and play games to receive stress, have snacks and dinner at the pantry, take naps in the company dorm, get served with fruits and fresh juices when you work at night. The best thing about these perks is that the food you get here is free. For all these the company just expects the engineers to finish the work within a reasonable amount of time. The work is all worth it.