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

SAP buys expenses cloud firm Concur for $8.3bn

Sep 22, 2014 Rene Millman

SAP shells out $8.3 billion for travel and expenses SaaS business

iOS 8 release date prompts reworked app from Box

Sep 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Updated cloud storage offering takes advantage of iOS App Extensions

Infor boosts cloud suite with financial management software

Sep 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Firm looks to muscle in on Workday’s territory with CloudSuite Financials

HP releases cloud-based load testing tool for agile developers

Sep 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Agile development teams could speed up app development and delivery using a new cloud-based loading and testing tool

Dell extends cloud-based Mobile Workspace platform

Sep 12, 2014 Rene Millman

Hardware giant builds up enterprise mobility management offering

Advice

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

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

Cloud collaboration tools - assessing the best of the bunch

Sep 5, 2014 Rene Millman

We round-up of the best collaboration offerings for business

How to implement a BYOD policy in your workplace

Sep 2, 2014 David Cartwright

What should a CIO do to allow employees to bring their own devices to the workplace?

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?

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