SaaS

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

Citrix CEO to step down after investor pressure

Jul 31, 2015 Clare Hopping

Mark Templeton will retire as Citrix refocuses its business

Salesforce: Gov can learn from private sector

Jul 30, 2015 Joe Curtis

Salesforce's UK chief says IT firms can help Whitehall achieve digital transition

Every single Airbnb and LinkedIn employee now uses Box

Jul 22, 2015 Joe Curtis

Box signs five new deals with Twitter, Spotify, LinkedIn, Airbnb and Zenefits

SAP records mega cloud growth, but profits suffer

Jul 21, 2015 Joe Curtis

Tech giant still has growing pains as it makes transition into cloud business

Tata hooks customers up to Salesforce cloud

Jul 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

CRM giant is the latest partner of Tata’s IZO platform, which connects users to various cloud services

Advice

What is SaaS?

Jan 29, 2015 Barry Collins

What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and how can you take advantage of the benefits on offer?

Four reasons to stay on top of all your business’ data

Dec 19, 2014 Jennifer Norman

The data deluge is upon us, so it's more important than ever to get a handle on data management...

Best iOS apps for business

Nov 14, 2014 James Peckham

We take a look at the most popular iOS apps to download for business users

Bring IT out of the shadows

Oct 10, 2014 Lesley Meall

There's no point battling against users, embracing shadow IT is the key

Case Studies

General Electric gets ready to roll out Office 365 to 300,000 staff

Jul 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

GE hopes to boost collaboration and improve teamwork with 365 and Skype for Business

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