Productivity

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.

Best productivity apps

Best
10 Feb, 2016
Clare Hopping

We round up the best Android, iOS and desktop productivity apps to get your workforce producing results

Microsoft rolls out Azure IoT Hub

News
5 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

New service integrates with Azure IoT Suite

Microsoft adds Yammer integration to Office 365

News
4 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee Clare Hopping

The news is the latest attempt by Microsoft to steal back enterprise marketshare from Google

Rackspace rolls out Fanatical Support for AWS worldwide

News
3 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

UK snack provider Graze is one of the first companies to adopt the service

Microsoft customers still can’t access Office 365 emails

News
27 Jan, 2016
Joe Curtis

Faulty Redmond update continues to cause email woe nine days later

Evernote vs OneNote: Which is king of note taking?

Vs
22 Dec, 2015
Kat Orphanides

We compare Evernote Premium with Microsoft's OneNote

Office 365 vs Google Apps: Which is best for business?

Vs
22 Dec, 2015
Barry Collins Rene Millman

Microsoft and Google's productivity suites go head-to-head

Royal Mail buys NetDespatch in cloud move

News
22 Dec, 2015
Clare Hopping

The acquisition will improve customer experience, while also boosting Royal Mail's supply chain visibility

Cloud file transfer

IBM buys video company Clearleap

News
10 Dec, 2015
Clare Hopping

The move will boost the company's cloud service presence

Security concerns driving SMEs to the cloud

News
1 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

Managing security in-house is a pain for small businesses, according to infosec figure

Slack review

Reviews
30 Nov, 2015
Clare Hopping

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

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Adobe shuts down Revel cloud photo sharing service

News
25 Nov, 2015
Clare Hopping

The company said it wants people to use Creative Cloud Photography instead

Excel alternatives

Advice
16 Nov, 2015
Rene Millman

Most organisations cannot live without Excel, but there are other options

Rackspace offers developers Docker-based cloud container

News
5 Nov, 2015
Maxwell Cooter

Carina is based on Docker, but lets the cloud manage it so developers are free to code

How Windows 10 can help your business work in the cloud

Sponsored
4 Nov, 2015
Stuart Andrews

Every business needs a cloud strategy & Windows 10 is a great building block.

Cloud file transfer

Content management should be viewed through same lens as CRM, ERP et al

News
27 Oct, 2015
Maggie Holland

The value of managing content in a more strategic way should not be underestimated, claims Box CEO

Chrome browser - Top 10 tips & tricks

Advice
20 Oct, 2015
Rene Millman

Search better, optimise settings and improve performance

Google makes grab for Microsoft Office users

News
20 Oct, 2015
Caroline Preece

Search giant offers to pay Microsoft fees if customers switch to Google Apps for Work

Why teachers ‘don't need to understand technology’

News
13 Oct, 2015
Caroline Preece

Pupils are tech-savvy, but teachers don't need to be, says cloud-based EdTech firm Texthelp

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...