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.


  1. Microsoft to boost Office 365 capabilities with VoloMetrix acquisition

    Sep 4, 2015 Jane McCallion

    Organisational analytics features will be brought to cloud productivity suite

  2. Now Google adds Gmail events straight into your calendar

    Aug 27, 2015 Joe Curtis

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

  3. Every single Airbnb and LinkedIn employee now uses Box

    Jul 22, 2015 Joe Curtis

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

  4. Citrix ShareFile coming to Sony Digital Paper

    May 14, 2015 Jane McCallion

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

  5. Humber NHS Trust goes mobile-first with BT

    Apr 8, 2015 Joe Curtis

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


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    Office 365: 10 reasons to switch to the cloud

    Jan 8, 2015 Stuart Andrews

    We look at the way in which the cloud service could benefit your business

  2. Best iOS apps for business

    Nov 14, 2014 James Peckham

    We take a look at the most popular iOS apps to download for business users

  3. How to automate boring tasks using the cloud

    Oct 7, 2014 Nick Booth

    There are good things and bad things about being a business leader. How can cloud help you free up time for the fun stuff?

  4. Windows 10 and the cloud

    Aug 11, 2015 Simon Bisson

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

  5. How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

    Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

    The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

Case Studies

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

    Jul 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

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

  2. 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

  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. CIO Series - Jeremy Vincent, Jaguar Land Rover

    May 25, 2011 Maxwell Cooter

    As part of our CIO series, Jeremy Vincent, CIO of Jaguar Land Rover describes how he's become a fan of cloud