SOURCE: BestVendor


July 12, 2012 10:13 ET

'App Haikus' Show Impact of Cloud Services on Workplace

As Cloud Services Drive IT Growth, Professionals Develop Intimate Relationships With Apps

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) - As cloud services drive growth in IT spending, professionals are developing more complex -- and some might say intimate -- relationships with apps, as evidenced by submissions to an 'App Haiku' contest sponsored by BestVendor, an online resource where professionals share and discover the best software and work-related apps.

On Monday, Gartner released a report projecting cloud services to nearly double over the next four years, topping $207 billion by 2016. It's the one bright spot in an otherwise slow-growing IT industry.

As services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and fuel this growth, how are they impacting work life at the individual level? Here are 10 submissions to BestVendor's App Haiku contest that reveal professionals' growing relationships with these services.

Swiftly syncs and stores
Through DropBox flows my trappings
Contains my chattels

I am not a bank
I am your vendor. You dig?
If not, meet ZenCash

Hiring becomes tiring
Inbox turns junk-box
if not for Recruiterbox

Mineful drives my sales
Clean, mighty email triggers
My store gets bigger

Issues and projects
My dev team command center
JIRA, forever

My secret mistress
None can know our escapades
I Tumble at work.

Google Docs is where
We share, I share, they share stuff
Life is in one place

My real-time sidekick
My communications pimp
HipChat, beep some more

My books are a mess
How can I keep this stuff straight?
Xero accounting

Let me chat with you
On Windows Live Messenger
Only on break time?

"Cloud services are changing the way people work and generally making them happier and more productive," said Jeff Giesea, founder & CEO of BestVendor. "We launched the 'AppHaiku Contest' to give professionals a fun and more personal way to express this."

BestVendor launched the contest last Friday, asking contestants to submit poetry about the productivity apps and software that they love (or hate) above all others. The AppHaiku contest will run through August 3rd, and rules are available on the BestVendor blog. Anyone can enter by submitting a haiku on the Facebook contest page or tweeting a haiku to @BestVendor using the hashtag #AppHaiku.

About BestVendor
Founded in 2011, BestVendor helps people find the best apps and services to get stuff done. The company's vision is to become the first place people go for trusted reviews and recommendations about business products and services, starting with web services, cloud apps, and software. Beta signup is available at Follow BestVendor on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

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