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.

Box now has 50,000 paying customers

News 30 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

File-sharing firm targets enterprise and developers with new platforms

FreshBooks review

Reviews 30 Sep, 2015 Kat Orphanides

An invoicing system so easy, the hard part is waiting to get paid

Citrix adds Concierge and Seeit to GoToAssist line

News 24 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new additions come as the company seeks a buyer for its entire business

Citrix tries to sell to Dell and Silver Lake Partners

News 24 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company is putting in a last ditch attempt before selling its assets

Dropbox Team feature makes it 'easier to use at work'

News 21 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

But will the improved functionality step on the toes of Dropbox for Business?

Huawei wants the future to be industry-specific clouds

News 18 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

One cloud does not fit all, claims president of enterprise business group

Microsoft and Salesforce buddy up further in the cloud

News 17 Sep, 2015 Maggie Holland

Not only is the partnership going from strength to strength, Microsoft is also first customer to use the new Thunder platform

Oracle’s latest cloud growth fails to convince

News 17 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Can the database giant fill the gap in its declining legacy revenue with cloud?

Almost half of businesses now use one cloud software tool

News 16 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

Companies using three or more cloud-based services reported higher revenues than those using one or two

IBM buys StrongLoop and boosts Watson Health Cloud

News 14 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

Big Blue's news will bulk up its business cloud

HP overtakes Cisco in cloud infrastructure equipment market

News 10 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Hewlett-Packard knocks networking giant off top spot for the first time

VMware: Developers don’t want VMs anymore

News 8 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Why devs are moving away from virtual machines to focus on speedy containers

Why VMware thinks you’ve got app security all wrong

News 4 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

How software-defined networking could help secure apps without the headache

VMware's Photon Platform will help you run hundreds of thousands of cloud apps

News 1 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud containers get management boost from virtualisation giant

VMware kills cloud app latency with hybrid approach

News 31 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Virtualisation giant says it has solved public cloud puzzle

Accusoft's services now available from Oracle Cloud

News 31 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

Accusoft Cloud Services Viewer will be the first of the company's products offered on the marketplace

Now Google adds Gmail events straight into your calendar

News 27 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Google's latest integration is nifty, but Microsoft has been doing it for a while

Financial firms use 1,004 cloud apps, increasing burden on IT

News 25 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Report warns finance workers are compromised due to high app usage

Premiership Rugby signs up Intralinks for secure collaboration

News 20 Aug, 2015

The company will be responsible for protecting confidential documents over the season 2015/16 season

Oracle releases updated Service Cloud and Social Cloud

News 19 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

New features leverage customer service using improved social insights