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.

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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

Evernote vs OneNote: Which is king of note taking?

Reviews 18 Nov, 2015 Kat Orphanides

We compare Evernote Premium with Microsoft's OneNote

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.

Best productivity apps

Reviews 29 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

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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...

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