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

Government cloud

Government cloud service sales soar

Dec 18, 2014 Clare Hopping

G-cloud's sales have now hit the £393m mark with £48m sold in November alone

Creative Cloud users to benefit from Adobe's $800m Fotolia acquisition

Dec 12, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Adobe sets out plans to integrate stock photo library with Creative Cloud, but will also continue to run it as a standalone service

Huddle blasts firewalls, claiming they're 'collaboration killers'

Dec 11, 2014 Joe Curtis

Document collaboration startup closes £32.5m funding round

MoD signs new £495,000 data centre contract

Dec 11, 2014 Joe Curtis

Department picks Ark Data Centres as it seeks to save money and energy

Islington Council uses cloud forecasting tool to cut £34m

Dec 4, 2014 Joe Curtis

Authority turns to Advanced software to find budget savings with least impact on services

Advice

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

How to automate boring tasks using the cloud

Oct 7, 2014 Nick Booth

There are good things and bad things about being a business leader. How can cloud help you free up time for the fun stuff?

Windows 10 and the cloud

Sep 30, 2014 Simon Bisson

A new Windows is on the horizon. What does it mean for you, your users, and the cloud?

How to secure your supply chain in the cloud

Sep 19, 2014

The supply chain is often an ignored part of the cloud story, but it shouldn't be, warns Davey Winder

Case Studies

Quip review

Nov 28, 2014 Stuart Andrews

A simple collaboration tool available across multiple platforms

Q&A: Scott McCorkle, Salesforce ExactTarget

Jul 31, 2014 Maggie Holland

We chat to the CEO of Salesforce's cloud marketing arm about where the future of cloud and marketing is headed...

Conservation International uses big data analytics to help the environment

Jul 31, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Rainforest studies produce a surprising amount of data, something HP has helped Conservation International control

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