OK - I admit it - I read ZdNet and that's where I first saw this. I was somewhat skeptical because there are so many "web-office" competitors out there - what makes this one so different?
But after looking at the entire site, I have to agree with Richard when he says that Zoho may be well-positioned to take a stronghold in this area.
Forget about Word-processing, spreadsheets and presentations for the time-being (oh yeah, those are FREE) - all of those are offered.
Zoho offers a Virtual office much like the Webex Office. But it also includes a Page Creator (like Google's), your own Planner, an online chat, but what really caught my eye was Zoho Challenge and ZohoCreator.
You need to test people? Challenges works great. Here's the way to do it. You add questions, identify the correct response and then assign the test to individual candidates. It lets you mark questions, show images and more.
Need to create a web app? I have tried DabbleDB and really liked it so I was surprised to see that Zoho has one but it hasn't really been talked about (at least that I've seen). But Zoho Creator has some features that Dabble just doesn't. If you've been tracking your data on a spreadsheet up until now, Zoho lets you import it. Need to build it from one of their existing templates? No problem. From scratch? Sure thing. A real programming language? Uh - pretty close. They aren't kidding when they say , "And we truly believe that Creator can be become the Visual Basic for the Web"
This tool needs a screen cast. And it uses a language called Deluge - which looks pretty easy to work with. Look for one soon.
As I mentioned previously about Dabble, , this is where the FoxPro web solutions may want to start looking to showcase their own great features.