Bundled business productivity software effectively allows smaller organisations to become officeless. When you can keep everything you need for creating and collaborating on documents, running payroll, billing clients and conducting meetings in the cloud, there’s no need for bricks and mortar.

Doing it through a cloud provider also saves on licence fees. Such suites won’t offer the bells and whistles of proprietary software but if savings are the top priority, it can be attractive.

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...

Cloud file transfer

Box and IBM team up on new data capture and sharing tools

News 1 Oct, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Key management and legal hold support also coming to the cloud storage platform

Universal Skype experience delayed on Windows 10

News 27 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

Microsoft said it's working hard to integrate the software with messaging, phone and video apps

How Oxford University simplified IT support for 30,000 students

Case Studies 22 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

University consolidates support desks in cloud with HEAT

Skype back up and running after yesterday's outage

News 22 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman Clare Hopping

UK Skype customers left unable to connect for over 15 hours

These SAP tools aim to help HR climb into the cloud

News 7 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Four new products target HR staff management, performance monitoring and payroll cloud migration

Microsoft to boost Office 365 capabilities with VoloMetrix acquisition

News 4 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Organisational analytics features will be brought to cloud productivity suite

Now Google adds Gmail events straight into your calendar

News 27 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Google's latest integration is nifty, but Microsoft has been doing it for a while

Windows 10 and the cloud

Advice 11 Aug, 2015 Simon Bisson

Windows is now available. So what does it mean for you, your users, and the cloud?

Every single Airbnb and LinkedIn employee now uses Box

News 22 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

Box signs five new deals with Twitter, Spotify, LinkedIn, Airbnb and Zenefits

General Electric gets ready to roll out Office 365 to 300,000 staff

Case Studies 20 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

GE hopes to boost collaboration and improve teamwork with 365 and Skype for Business

Citrix ShareFile coming to Sony Digital Paper

News 14 May, 2015 Jane McCallion

Cloud-based file share and sync coming to e-ink notepad

Slack review

Reviews 10 Apr, 2015 Clare Hopping

Slack is a collaboration platform that centres around instant messaging, but features almost every integration for an all-in-one solution

Microsoft and Dropbox partner over Office integration

News 9 Apr, 2015 Rene Millman Adam Shepherd

Could OneDrive be taking a backseat, as Microsoft and Dropbox confirm collaboration?

Humber NHS Trust goes mobile-first with BT

News 8 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

BT and TotalMobile’s solution gives healthcare workers remote access to patient details

Google boosts security in Drive and Apps for Work

News 2 Apr, 2015 Clare Hopping

New sharing controls, alerts and audit events ensure IT departments can regulate their employees' accounts more accurately

OneDrive and OneDrive for Business review

Reviews 1 Apr, 2015 Barry Collins

It's tied into the Microsoft ecosystem but can it ever rival Dropbox?

Box Business & OneCloud review

Reviews 27 Mar, 2015 Kat Orphanides

Can Box's business offerings beat its cloud storage rivals?

Huddle Workgroup review

Reviews 10 Mar, 2015 Kat Orphanides

100GB of shared storage for £15p/m

Apple extends free iWork beta to Windows users

News 16 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta is now available for Windows users with an Apple ID