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.

Google Play news: Android gets Instant Apps and Chromebook support

News
19 May, 2016
Aaron Lee

New tech enables Android apps to run without installation and direct from weblinks

SAP lets you swap tired spreadsheets for real-time finance data with RealSpend

News
17 May, 2016
Joe Curtis

RealSpend works on HANA Cloud Platform to help managers analyse and plan budget spends

Google Sheets functions list: Everything you need to know

Tutorials
17 May, 2016
Rene Millman

Google Sheets is more than a simple spreadsheet package

Best video conferencing services

Best
10 May, 2016
Clare Hopping Aaron Lee

We round up the best free and paid-for cloud-based videoconferencing apps for mobile and desktop

Best iOS apps for business

Best
10 May, 2016
James Peckham Clare Hopping

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

Microsoft revamps SharePoint, turning it into a Box competitor

News
5 May, 2016
Joe Curtis

Despite deals with Box and Dropbox, Microsoft wants to fight for collaboration space

How to make Office better

Tutorials
2 May, 2016
Computer Active

Follow our tips and tricks to make Office work for you...

Google Photos review

Reviews
27 Apr, 2016
Rene Millman

Unlimited photo storage in the cloud? But at what cost?

Google Docs vs MS Word

Vs
25 Apr, 2016
Rene Millman

How do the top two online office productivity apps fair against each other? Read on to find out...

Microsoft brings power of ERP to SMBs with Project Madeira

News
14 Apr, 2016
Joe Curtis

Small businesses on Office 365 get to have their cake and eat it too

Google Sheets top tips and tricks

Advice
8 Apr, 2016
Adam Shepherd

Here's how to get the best out of Google's cloud-based Excel killer

Google Sheets vs Microsoft Excel

Vs
8 Apr, 2016
Rene Millman

We pit the online spreadsheet giants against each other to see who is top dog

Amazon Lumberyard: what the cloud-backed game engine offers developers

Analysis
6 Apr, 2016
Aaron Lee

We assess what Amazon’s arrival in the game engine space means for the game industry and AWS

Build 2016: Why Office 365 is becoming more useful than ever

News
1 Apr, 2016
Simon Bisson

Microsoft uses Build conference to expand Office capabilities

Box lands 10,000 users at cosmetics firm Shiseido

News
30 Mar, 2016
Joe Curtis

Shiseido will move to the cloud with Box, off its on-premise file server

Best productivity apps

Best
8 Mar, 2016
Clare Hopping Aaron Lee

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

Liquidware Labs releases UI management tool for Citrix Workspace Cloud

News
8 Mar, 2016
Aaron Lee

Firm says its new solution embraces “flexibility”

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

Vs
3 Mar, 2016
Barry Collins Rene Millman

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

Excel alternatives

Advice
3 Mar, 2016
Rene Millman

Excel is the top dog, but there are other options

Evernote vs OneNote: Which is king of note taking?

Vs
26 Feb, 2016
Kat Orphanides Aaron Lee

We compare Evernote Premium with Microsoft's OneNote