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

Aaron Levie

Box raises $175m with IPO, but what’s next?

Jan 23, 2015 Joe Curtis

File-sharing firm sees shares trade at $22, but what does the future hold for the cloud storage startup?

Egnyte adds analytics suite to file-sharing tool

Jan 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud storage firm seeks to differentiate offering from rivals

Google for Work set for US Department of Defense deployment?

Jan 16, 2015 Joe Curtis

Bid with PwC a further sign of Google’s enterprise ambitions

Box gets set for IPO

Jan 9, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud storage firm set to float $186 million worth of shares on stock market

Oracle customer trust issues 'will harm cloud growth'

Jan 6, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Oracle's cloud ambitions could be scuppered by end user trust issues, warns licensing body

Advice

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Office 365: 10 reasons to switch to the cloud

Jan 8, 2015 Stuart Andrews

We look at the way in which the cloud service could benefit your business

Four reasons to stay on top of all your business’ data

Dec 19, 2014 Jennifer Norman

The data deluge is upon us, so it's more important than ever to get a handle on data management...

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?

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