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.


  1. Box inks deal with IBM to integrate cloud services

    Jun 24, 2015 Rene Millman

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

  2. Microsoft overhauls Outlook with move to Office 365

    May 22, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

  3. Connect research centre swaps email for cloud collaboration

    May 11, 2015 Adam Shepherd

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

  4. Citrix ShareFile users get encrypted Outlook email

    May 5, 2015 Jane McCallion

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

  5. AWS targets new email service, WorkMail, at the enterprise

    Jan 29, 2015 Bryn McIntyre

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


  1. How to help your workforce make the change to the cloud

    Aug 19, 2014 Mark Samuels

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

  2. How to migrate to Office 365

    Sep 4, 2013 Nick Booth

    There's quite a battle between Office 365 and Google Apps for pre-eminence in the productivity space. What advantage does Microsoft have?

  3. Top tips for rolling out Google Apps

    Aug 7, 2013 Nick Booth

    Migrating to Google Apps can lead to major efficiencies, as long as you don't expect instant gratification

  4. Small business owners turn to cloud to drive efficiencies

    Jul 10, 2013 Rachel Fielding

    It's not about cost savings for SMBs now, cloud is all about driving business efficiency

  5. Best business apps to download in 2013

    Jun 10, 2013

    We all download apps now. Every month, we're going to be publishing a list of the best business apps

Case Studies

  1. Q&A: Martin Russell, head of IT services, Just Eat

    Sep 27, 2013 Jane McCallion

    We asked Martin Russell, head of IT at takeaway ordering service Just Eat about the company’s use of Google Apps

  2. Email in the cloud - BookingBug copes with demand

    Jul 17, 2013 Rene Millman

    Online booking agency BookingBug sorted out its capacity problems by moving to cloud-based email

  3. Cloud, all cloud. Signagelive on life without servers

    Jun 28, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

    Companies that are 100 percent cloud are a rare breed. Signagelive explains how it made the move

  4. Breaking news: how the media have been quick to adopt cloud

    Dec 6, 2012 Billy MacInnes

    Media organisations have been quick to adopt cloud with several firms reaping the benefits of the technology

  5. Law firm turns to private cloud deployment to drive growth

    Jun 11, 2012 Miya Knights

    When law firm Taylor Vinters looked for a way to expand its growth, a cloud-based deployment was the way ahead