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

Rackspace announces Microsoft Office 365 managed services

May 6, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new offering will be added to the company's Cloud Office at Rackspace portfolio

Citrix ShareFile users get encrypted Outlook email

May 5, 2015 Jane McCallion

Customers can now send sensitive data over email without breaking the law

Google voices support for Docker rival, Rocket

May 5, 2015 Clare Hopping

The search giant will integrate runtime for CoreOS AppC with its Kubernetes container orchestration

EMC World 2015: EMC unveils Project Horizon content platform

May 6, 2015 Rene Millman

Apps marketplace built on Pivotal version of Cloud Foundry

Oracle rules out grab for Salesforce - who's left?

May 1, 2015 Joe Curtis

We assess which cloud players might be behind a takeover bid for the CRM specialist

Advice

Sales in the cloud explained

Apr 24, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We take a look at the role cloud plays in the world of sales...

Finance in the cloud explained

Apr 17, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We look at the role cloud plays in finance and the benefits on offer to organisations large and small...

Marketing in the cloud explained

Apr 10, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We take a look at marketing and how the cloud can benefit firms in these areas.

What is Ello?

Feb 16, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We explain what Ello is and how it works

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