Video Calling by Default
Identity management provider Okta regularly issues a "Businesses @ Work" report to share findings culled from its vast network of customers, applications, and custom integrations; the findings are based on the millions of associated authentications and verifications it handles each day across the globe. Its most recent report, issued this month, had a few interesting nuggets, including this one: Zoom, a video and Web conferencing service, has surpassed the seemingly unbeatable team collaboration app, Slack, as the fastest-growing app in the past six months.
The "win" seemingly came out of nowhere. In the previous Business @ Work report, issued in March 2016, Zoom hadn't even made it into the top 25 of fastest-growing apps, Okta reported. But with a growth rate of 67%, Zoom handily zipped past Slack, which grew at 44%, and second-place Umbrella, the Cisco cloud security platform that showed 47% growth in the last six months.