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10 Cloud-Based Services Every Tech Department Should Be Using

There are a remarkable number of cloud-based applications available via the internet, ranging from simple chat functions to document creation suites to the in-depth design of DNS protection for hosted web sites. Each offer their own UI, along with features that may be helpful for a tech team working in the field or across multiple sites.

Cloud-based applications remain a popular method for software distribution and use, and remove a level of maintenance required by IT staff: It’s one less thing that IT needs to worry about.

But which services offer the best features to companies? Below, 10 Forbes Technology Council experts list their favorite cloud-based program, and then talk about why it’s useful.
1. Pingdom

You need to automate the monitoring of your services. The best way to do this is with an inexpensive 3rd party service like Pingdom. Don't overthink this one: just implement it. You will use it internally, and you can optionally publish the data externally to give your customers more confidence around your service uptime. - Charlie Youakim, Sezzle

2. Slack

Slack is a team chat app that integrates with services techies and companies already use. Slack is most useful in topic-specific channels or communicating with our outsourced development team. With integrations, Slack can be your all-in-one feed for monitoring statuses as well as connecting easily with the various groups of people you need to talk to about the projects or topics you’re working on together. - Annie Wang, Her Campus Media

3. Asana

Asana helps our team to work together to accomplish tasks. Its free version supports up to 15 team members. It's built on HTML5, so it provides many more features and integrates well with other cloud-based services. - Chalmers Brown, Due

4. CloudFlare

I really like CloudFlare’s DNS service. Cloudflare already speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services and other properties connected to the internet. Given the rise in recent DDoS attacks, it is a great option to prevent known bad actors from shutting down your site. - Timothy Chaves, ZipBooks

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