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.


JustGiving achieves 95% customer satisfaction with cloud

Apr 1, 2015 Clare Hopping

NewVoiceMedia’s ContactWorld for Service solution, built on Salesforce1 ensures JustGiving can provide a fast and personalised response

Microsoft agrees to use ODF 1.2 after meeting with Maude

Mar 31, 2015 Clare Hopping

The Open Document Format will be available in the next Office 365 update

OneDrive and OneDrive for Business review

Apr 1, 2015 Barry Collins

It's tied into the Microsoft ecosystem but can it ever rival Dropbox?

FinancialForce to boost ERP and HR portfolio with £73m investment

Mar 27, 2015 Clare Hopping

The funding will allow the company to grow is Salesforce-based ERP and HR services

Panasonic offers free access to IoT tools

Mar 24, 2015 Clare Hopping

The offer for developers includes access to software and patents from the company's entire portfolio


What is Ello?

Feb 16, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We explain what Ello is and how it works

What is SaaS?

Jan 29, 2015 Barry Collins

What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and how can you take advantage of the benefits on offer?

What is Skype for Business?

Jan 26, 2015 Steve Cassidy

What is Skype for Business and what can it do for you? Steve Cassidy takes a look...

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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...

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