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.


iCloud back up and running after 7-hour outage

May 22, 2015 Clare Hopping

Apple hasn't revealed what caused the slow down of eleven services

Microsoft overhauls Outlook with move to Office 365

May 22, 2015 Clare Hopping

Th new tweaks include 13 new themes, Clutter and search UI

Salesforce integrates Community Cloud with Google Drive

May 21, 2015 Maggie Holland

Cloud giant updates offering to help users engage better with their customers

Salesforce ecosystem 'to create 50,000 jobs by 2018'

May 21, 2015 Maggie Holland

Cloud giant's focus on UK 'will add £5.6bn to economy'

OpenStack users can add software-defined security

May 21, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new software from Catbird provides security wrapper for OpenStack workloads


DevOps in the cloud explained

May 19, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

When two tribes go to war: We take a look at how DevOps brings harmony, especially in a cloud world

Retail in the cloud explained

May 12, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

What are the benefits for retailers of moving to the cloud? We take a look in the latest in our series of guides

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.

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