E-commerce in the cloud is basically a hosted online shop – with the supplier taking care of everything from updating your online catalogue to managing the servers. One of the advantages of this approach is that you can expand your shop at will, with no outlay on equipment. Downsizing is also easy. You only pay for what you use. B2B platforms are also available for online trading with your business partners.

Retail and the cloud: Everything you need to know

Advice 12 Oct, 2015 Maxwell Cooter Rene Millman

What are the benefits for retailers of moving to the cloud? We take a look in the latest in our series of guides

Ticketmaster applies intelligent cloud to personalise customer experience

News 16 Sep, 2015 Maggie Holland

Ticket sales engine hopes use of Salesforce Marketing Cloud will boost satisfaction and revenue on customer and client side

SAP gives data its rightful place above “tired” CRM

News 16 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

New set of hybris tools aim to offer sales teams customer-centric approach

Vendors lack integrated e-commerce proposition in cloud-based marketing

News 29 Jul, 2015 Rene Millman

Ovum report puts Adobe ahead of IBM, Oracle and Salesforce in digital marketing

What is Ello?

Advice 16 Feb, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We explain what Ello is and how it works

MailChimp review

Reviews 9 Jun, 2014 Tom Gorham

MailChimp offers an easy way for marketing to do those, so-annoying (but vital), email campaigns

Why the Technology Manifesto has no place in the real world

Opinion 4 Jun, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

The Technology Manifesto contains some excellent ideas but are destined to fall on stony ground

Parties urged to put digital technology at heart of policies

News 4 Jun, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Government could save £24 billion by being more digitally aware, it is claimed

Collaboration word cloud

Cloud-based tool could help simplify business partnerships

News 15 May, 2014 Rene Millman

IBM launches cloud service aimed at improving collaboration and processes between organisations

Businesses should get wise to legal issues

Advice 6 May, 2014 Andrew Joint

The European Commission is acting tough on all aspects of cloud: businesses need to get clued up

The new Salesforce offers customers more CRM options

Advice 31 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

The introduction of Salesforce1 has meant the company can better meet customer demands

Collaboration in the cloud is the key to SMB success

Advice 28 Feb, 2014 Rachel Fielding

Small firms are going to have to learn to collaborate and co-operate for business success

The healthy state of the UK cloud industry

Opinion 14 Feb, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

The entries for the UK Cloud Awards reveal much good about our cloud market ... and some areas to improve

UK Cloud Awards - Shortlist of finalists announced

News 12 Feb, 2014 Cloud Pro Staff

It's been a long process but the judges have finally picked the finalists to do battle for the UK's first cloud awardss

Enterprise apps stores - why they're the future for business

Advice 13 Jan, 2014 Mark Samuels

More companies are looking at the benefits of enterprise apps stores, but what are the advantages?

UK Cloud Awards signs up first sponsor

News 29 Nov, 2013 Cloud Pro Staff

Ingram Micro is the first named sponsor for the UK Cloud Awards - which has also strengthened the judges' team

Best of cloud - UK cloud awards announced

News 21 Nov, 2013 Cloud Pro Staff

It's your chance to enter your favourite products and projects

Arriva opts for private cloud to deal with increasing demands on ticketing website

Case Studies 4 Oct, 2013 Rene Millman

Private cloud replaces dedicated servers to handle spikes in traffic and cope with future demand

Cloud provides documentation solution for e-invoicing firm

Case Studies 20 Sep, 2013 Rene Millman

OB10 chooses Alfresco for global document management platform

Visa to benefit from IBM and Monitise mobile cloud union

News 5 Sep, 2013 Rene Millman

Customers will benefit from introduction of speedy payment and transfer options using a range of mobile devices