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7 May 2020, Gateway House

Global spread of remote working solutions

COVID19 has forced a sharp increase in the adoption of remote working solutions across the world. Zoom’s daily participants have risen from 10 million in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020. Microsoft Teams’ daily active users have risen by 70% in the two months since March 2020. ‘Work from home’ may well be the norm for the foreseeable future. A look at the global proliferation of the top 26 online apps to date.

Researcher, Cybersecurity Studies Programme and Manager, Management Office, Gateway House

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COVID19 has forced a sharp increase in the adoption of remote working solutions across the world. Zoom’s daily participants have risen from 10 million[1] in December 2019 to 300 million[2] in April 2020. Microsoft Teams’ daily active users have risen by 70%[3] [4]in the two months since March 2020. ‘Work from home’ may well be the norm for the foreseeable future. Here is a look at the global proliferation of the top 26 online applications to date.

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Sr. No. Company Category Developed in Regions supported
1. Zoom Conferences & Meetings U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South East Asia
South America & Mexico
2. Cisco Conferences & Meetings U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South East Asia
South America & Mexico
3. GoTo Meetings Conferences & Meetings U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
South East Asia
South America & Mexico
4. Skype Conferences & Meetings U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
West Asia/Middle East
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
China
5. Wechat Conferences & Meetings China
6. Whatsapp Messaging & Collaboration U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
West Asia/Middle East
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
7. Telegram Messaging & Collaboration Russia U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
West Asia/Middle East
Europe
South East Asia
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
8. WeChat Messaging & Collaboration China China
9. Viber Messaging & Collaboration Israel U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Afrtica
West Asia/Middle East
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
10. VK Messaging & Collaboration Russia Europe
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
11. Flock Messaging & Collaboration India U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Europe
South America & Mexico
12. Slack Messaging & Collaboration U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
Japan
South America & Mexico
13. MS Teams Messaging & Collaboration U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
West Asia/Middle East
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
14. Workplace by Facebook Messaging & Collaboration U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
15. Google Docs Online documentation and storage U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
West Asia/Middle East
Russia & Central Asia
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
South America & Mexico
16. Zoho Online documentation and storage India U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
17. Dropbox Online documentation and storage U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
18. Evernote Online documentation and storage U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
West Asia/Middle East
Europe
South East Asia
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
19. Baidu Wangpan Online documentation and storage China China
20. Trello Team and project management U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subbcontinent
Africa
Europe
Japan
Russia & Central Asia
South East Asia
South America & Mexico
21. Asana Team and project management U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
Africa
Europe
Japan
South America & Mexico
22. Jira Team and project management U.S. U.S. & Canada
U.K.
Australia
Indian subcontinent
South East Asia
Europe
Japan
South Korea
Russia & Central Asia
South America & Mexico
23. Alibaba Teambition Team and project management China China
24. Amazon AWS Cloud Infrastructure U.S. U.S. & Canada
South America
Europe
Indian subcontinent
West Asia/Middle East
South East Asia
Australia
South Korea
Japan
25. Google Cloud Cloud Infrastructure U.S. U.S. & Canada
South America
Europe
Indian subcontinent
South East Asia
Australia
South Korea
Japan
26. Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure U.S. U.S. & Canada
South America
Europe
Indian subcontinent
South East Asia
Australia
South Korea
Japan
West Asia/Middle East
Africa
China

Sagnik Chakraborty is Researcher, Cybersecurity Studies, and Manager, Management Office, Gateway House.

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References

[1] Yuan, Eric S., ‘A message to our users’, Zoom, https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/01/a-message-to-our-users/

[2] Zoom, ’90-Day Security Plan Progress Report: April 22′, https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/22/90-day-security-plan-progress-report-april-22/

[3] Sitaram, Murali, ‘Connect people across the entire organization through communities in Microsoft Teams’, Microsoft, 20 April, 2020,

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/04/20/connect-people-across-entire-organization-through-communities-microsoft-teams/

[4] Spataro, Jared, ‘2 years of digital transformation in 2 months’, Microsoft, 30 April 2020,

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/04/30/2-years-digital-transformation-2-months/

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