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.


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

    Jul 29, 2015 Rene Millman

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

  2. Parties urged to put digital technology at heart of policies

    Jun 4, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

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

  3. Collaboration word cloud

    Cloud-based tool could help simplify business partnerships

    May 15, 2014 Rene Millman

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

  4. UK Cloud Awards - Shortlist of finalists announced

    Feb 12, 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

  5. UK Cloud Awards signs up first sponsor

    Nov 29, 2013 Cloud Pro Staff

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


  1. Retail in the cloud explained

    Aug 12, 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

  2. What is Ello?

    Feb 16, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

    We explain what Ello is and how it works

  3. Businesses should get wise to legal issues

    May 6, 2014 Andrew Joint

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

  4. The new Salesforce offers customers more CRM options

    Mar 31, 2014 Clare Hopping

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

  5. Collaboration in the cloud is the key to SMB success

    Feb 28, 2014 Rachel Fielding

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

Case Studies

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

    Oct 4, 2013 Rene Millman

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

  2. Cloud provides documentation solution for e-invoicing firm

    Sep 20, 2013 Rene Millman

    OB10 chooses Alfresco for global document management platform