Cloud-based email could solve issues surrounding universal access, server space and pesky upgrades. With some, however, it would raise questions of security. An organisation’s most sensitive information can be stored in its emails – just ask James Murdoch.  

But cloud providers have seen the opportunity to add value – with high-level encryption services, for example, that may otherwise have been prohibitively expensive. For some considering moving to the cloud, a hybrid solution is the answer – keeping servers in-house but having a cloud provider run spam and virus filters. The top consideration for most, however, remains financial savings – particularly if faced with a company merger or major upgrade.

Q&A: John Case, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office

Advice 9 Oct, 2015 Jane McCallion

We chat to the CVP of Office about Office 2016 and what it has to offer businesses...

Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute added to BT's Cloud of Clouds

News 30 Sep, 2015 Maggie Holland

BT's Cloud of Clouds now provides lower latency, enhanced security and performance for users connecting to Office 365

Box inks deal with IBM to integrate cloud services

News 24 Jun, 2015 Rene Millman

Partnership promises email and social integration, and Watson-powered analytics

Microsoft overhauls Outlook with move to Office 365

News 22 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

Th new tweaks include 13 new themes, Clutter and search UI

Connect research centre swaps email for cloud collaboration

News 11 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Irish universities turns to cloud tool Projectplace to research the future of IT

Citrix ShareFile users get encrypted Outlook email

News 5 May, 2015 Jane McCallion

Customers can now send sensitive data over email without breaking the law


Amazon WorkMail vs IBM Notes: Will it be a knockout fight?

Opinion 3 Feb, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

Amazon WorkMail is yet another example of how fast AWS can move in response to market demand, says Max Cooter

AWS targets new email service, WorkMail, at the enterprise

News 29 Jan, 2015 Bryn McIntyre

Amazon’s new email tool positions it to compete with Google and Microsoft

Microsoft offers to de-clutter your Office 365 inbox

News 13 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based email tool to filter out less important emails

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Microsoft to drop ID requirement in Office 365 email encryption

News 6 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud service no longer requires recipients to have Microsoft account to read messages

Microsoft rejigs Office 365 plans for SMBs

News 2 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant looks to entice small firms with tailored plans

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Microsoft lets customers Delve into Office 365 data

News 10 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant to offer information and people discovery tool to Office 365 users

How to help your workforce make the change to the cloud

Advice 19 Aug, 2014 Mark Samuels

What happens when the upheaval is just that bit too drastic?

Office 365 review

Reviews 11 Jul, 2014 David Cartwright

Microsoft's cloud-based Office suite is attracting a lot of attention. Is it worth the hype?

Has Office 365 jumped the shark?

Opinion 1 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Microsoft's poor response to downtime does it, its users, and the cloud industry no favours

MailChimp review

Reviews 9 Jun, 2014 Tom Gorham

MailChimp offers an easy way for marketing to do those, so-annoying (but vital), email campaigns

US ruling leaves Microsoft isolated among cloud providers

Opinion 6 May, 2014 Stuart Lauchlan

Cloud first for Microsoft revenues, but company stands alone against government snooping

Google Apps set for rollout across John Lewis and Waitrose

News 3 Apr, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Retailers become the latest to plump for Google's answer to Microsoft Office

Birthday cake

Google marks Gmail's 10th birthday with selfie gag

News 2 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Cloud email service once mistaken for a joke is now prominent SaaS service

New & Improved

Apple users to be offered new cloud-based email archiving

News 2 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Mimecast app brings cloud services to enterprises using Apple OS