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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cloud offering set for 17 April release

Apr 16, 2014 Clare Hopping

The distribution will become available tomorrow along with OpenStack Icehouse

Red Hat launches OpenShift Marketplace to boost its PaaS offering

Apr 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Jumps on App Store bandwagon, also announces integration and messaging products

Oracle continues cloud expansion with launch of database and storage cloud services

Apr 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Services could help customer move critical apps and data between on-premise and cloud

Zendesk scoops up chat provider Zopim ahead of IPO

Apr 14, 2014 Jane McCallion

$29.8 million deal will see Zendesk's own software replaced

Unify and BT partner up to provide unified communications

Apr 11, 2014 Clare Hopping

The worldwide Unified Communications and Collaboration solution will benefit companies in the UK, Benelux and Germany

Advice

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

How to run databases in the cloud and not feel pain

Mar 7, 2014 David Cartwright

What are the problems of running your business's databases in the cloud? Not as many as you'd expect

NoSQL or NewSQL: making sense of cloud databases

Mar 3, 2014 Nick Booth

A new generation of databases offers more flexibility in the cloud, but how do you make the choice?

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

How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

Case Studies

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

Cloud Accounting

Accountancy firm moves to cloud to ease relocation problems

Nov 27, 2013 Rene Millman

Myers and Co use SaaS to manage documents for remote workers