Software as a Service

Software-as-a-Service is software which is deployed over the internet and used by someone on a personal computer or local area network. Customers can often use software “pay-as-you-go” by using the cloud provider’s licences, rather than buying licences themselves – which is why Software-as-a-Service is sometimes called “software on demand”. As well as removing the need to buy, install and manage software at the user’s end, it also has the advantage of the software being accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

News

Oracle launches data-as-a-service

Jul 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based service could help organisations gain insight in to their customers

IBM & Monitise partner on cloud-based payments

Jul 22, 2014 Rene Millman

Companies expand partnership to offer users cloud-based mobile payment services

Bloomberg launches Vault on Salesforce.com

Jul 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Financial data company debuts information archiving and compliance as a service

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Diageo rolls out ServiceNow cloud IT service management

Jul 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Drinks giant looks to the cloud to help with its IT transformation

Office 365 integration & unlimited storage coming to Box users

Jul 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud storage firm talks up platforms instead of storage as it tries to woo the enterprise

Advice

How to work with (and without) cloud standards

Jul 7, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

Is excessive bureaucracy killing cloud standards? Can you work without them?

How to migrate your legacy applications to the cloud

Jun 16, 2014 Clare Hopping

The decision to migrate legacy software is not one to be taken lightly. When is the best time and which apps should you move first?

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

Jun 13, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?

Nine things you need to know about the Internet of Things

May 27, 2014 Nick Booth

How will machine to machine comms across the cloud work? Here's what you should know

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

Case Studies

Gray’s Inn ditches paper bookings for cloud-based system

Jun 6, 2014 Rene Millman

New events management system will speed up sales and minimise double booking

Andy Burton: Cloud Q&A with the new Zynstra exec

Apr 2, 2014 Christine Horton

Former chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum, and new Zynstra exec, Andy Burton discusses the take-up of cloud in the channel

INPS turns to the cloud to enhance patient care

Mar 19, 2014 Rene Millman

SaaS monitoring and management helps keep tabs on healthcare IT estate of more than 2,000 GP surgeries

Law firms appreciate the advantage of cloud software

Dec 11, 2013 Billy MacInnes

SaaS applications have proved particularly effective when it comes to vertical sectors. Two law firms have certainly seen the benefit

Q&A: Justin Sheehy, CTO, Basho

Nov 28, 2013 Jane McCallion

Basho, creator of Riak, an open source distributed database, is making great strides. We talk to the company CTO