Some would say that retailers, hauliers and warehousers make-up a community – making transport and logistics an obvious candidate for collaboration in the cloud. As well as co-ordinating procurement and delivery, hauliers can even use the cloud to find opportunities to fill empty lorries once their deliveries are made. Others in the chain benefit from the scalability of a pay-as-you-go SaaS, as customer demand is unpredictable.

HP to deliver $100m Helion migration for logistics firm TNT

News 16 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hewlett-Packard’s latest contract could boost its declining Enterprise Services division

SAP buys expenses cloud firm Concur for $8.3bn

News 22 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

SAP shells out $8.3 billion for travel and expenses SaaS business

Ford introducing big data to the motorway with new smart cars

News 27 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Big data and the internet of things are driving the change behind the way we will use our cars

Aeroplane in the clouds

Unisys unveils cloud-based airline accounting service

News 30 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Will keep track of cargo flying around the world

Cloud Car

Volvo trialing cloud-based car safety system

News 24 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud pilot project will let car transmit road conditions to other vehicles

Orange joins EU cloud-based Ship management ERP initiative

News 14 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud could improve real-time business decisions as well as safety and crew welfare

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

Cloud Car

GT Nexus drives Renault to the cloud

News 6 Dec, 2012 Jane McCallion

Automotive giant uses SaaS to simplify its spare parts export business

BT unveils cloud-based supply chain management service

News 30 Oct, 2012 Rene Millman

Telco launches new cloud-based service aimed at helping companies improve delivery times

Lush looks to the cloud to maintain its sustainability record

Case Studies 1 May, 2012 Miya Knights

Ethical cosmetics company can now collate data and report on its environmental impact with CloudApps software

Evos: Ford's clever cloud-connected concept car

News 31 Aug, 2011 Eric Doyle

To predict the future, Ford has its head in the cloud

ITV opts for Google to drive transformation project

News 22 Jul, 2011 Maxwell Cooter

Broadcasting company ITV has chosen Google Apps as the productivity software to drive organisational change

Retailers reach out to cloud and sharpen the shopping experience

Advice 23 Jun, 2011 Miya Knights

Retail organisations are increasingly turning to cloud-based systems to help improve efficiencies and the ebbs and flows of demand

Overcoming FUD: how to make cloud work for your supply chain

Advice 17 Jun, 2011 Billy MacInnes

It's not easy moving your supply chain system to the cloud but it can be done and the benefits are enormous

Toyota teams up with Salesforce for cloud-based social network

News 23 May, 2011 Bryan Betts

Owners like to personalise their cars but Toyota is taking things a stage further by giving motors their own social network

New cloud-based POS app streamlines retail transactions

News 13 May, 2011 Dan Hatch

UK-based First Hosted announces a point-of-sale management application which uses a single internet window

Trimble offers real-time, in-field visibility with new software

News 8 Apr, 2011 Dan Hatch

A UK company best known for GPS has applied its expertise to transport and logistics software.