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

Symantec rolls nine security products into one cloud-based tool

Aug 20, 2014 Rene Millman

Norton Security offered as cloud-based subscription service

Telstra unveils global cloud collaboration service

Aug 20, 2014 Rene Millman

Partnership with Cisco enables cloud-based unified comms

Silver Peak looks to integrate networking with cloud

Aug 15, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Unity designed to speed up SaaS applications and provide greater visibility for IT departments

Infor snaps up Saleslogix in attempt to take on Salesforce

Aug 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Aims to invest in product to rival CRM giants

CSC deploys Workday as companies form new partnership

Aug 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Service provider will set up consulting arm to help firms roll out cloud-based HCM

Advice

How to help your workforce make the change to the cloud

Aug 19, 2014 Mark Samuels

What happens when the upheaval is just that bit too drastic?

How to stop cloud costs escalating

Aug 12, 2014 David Cartwright

Going to cloud should help save money, just as long as you start on the right track and plan carefully

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?

Case Studies

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

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