Google positions itself as the infrastructure monster – having spent billions on its own scary systems it claims to offer you the same level of rocket science for yours.

Among its cloud offerings are App Engine for building easy to manage apps and websites; Storage – which does what it says on the tin; and the new Compute Engine for running large computing jobs on virtual machines, scaling to tens of thousands of cores.

PowerPoint alternatives

Advice 18 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

PowerPoint is the presentation software application "du jour", but can other options prise you away from Microsoft?

Public cloud continues to grows, but concerns persist

News 27 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Many firms still have problems with workload visibility, monitoring and managing outages

Google and Apple can unlock smartphones via the cloud, claims attorney

News 24 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

New York County district attorney report claims unencrypted devices can be unlocked on demand

Best cloud storage for the UK in 2015

Advice 24 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Cloud storage services are almost literally ten a penny, but which ones cut the mustard for Britain?

Migrate to cloud key

Google chooses CloudEndure as migration partner

News 19 Nov, 2015 Clare Hopping

The solution will help Google's Cloud clients migrate to its cloud services

Excel alternatives

Advice 16 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

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

Word alternatives

Advice 13 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Word is the powerhouse of word processing, but what other choices exist in the cloud?

Tech leaders vow to extend capabilities of Swagger

News 9 Nov, 2015 Clare Hopping

Organisations including Google, IBM and Microsoft want to boost the Linux Foundation's Open API initiative

Ancoris makes a play for Microsoft Office customers

News 3 Nov, 2015 Jane McCallion

Google for Work partner Ancoris adds extra sweetness Enterprise Agreement campaign for SMBs

Free cloud storage: The options explained

Advice 2 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

We like stuff when it’s free. So is cloud storage any different?

How to backup an iPad using the cloud

Advice 26 Oct, 2015 Rene Millman

Want to keep vital memories on your iPad? We look at your cloud backup options

Are Chromebooks killing laptops in businesses?

Advice 26 Oct, 2015 Giorgio Bonuccelli

Move over laptops – the virtualised Chromebook is here, says Giorgio Bonuccelli

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

SAP's new analytics tool crunches on-premise and cloud data

News 13 Oct, 2015 Jane McCallion

SAP Cloud for Analytics will offer "unparalleled user experience"

Google's apps may be coming to Windows 10 soon

News 6 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Rumours suggest the tech giant will announce its apps will be available to Microsoft's OS at the Windows 10 devices launch event

Avere announces extended Google Cloud support

News 2 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Additions include support for new instance, local SSD as Edge filer cache and new Google Cloud Storage options

Orange's Business VPN Galerie now connected to Google's Cloud

News 1 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

The service will give enterprises access to data centres around the US, Asia and Europe

Google announces Cloud Dataproc

News 25 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The managed Spark and Hadoop big data service will cut costs, time to deploy clusters and make the process easier for everyone

Google Drive boosts security for its million paying customers

News 22 Sep, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Google updates eDiscovery, privacy and mobile management in Drive for businesses