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

Why Oracle's cloud user base is "just the tip of the iceberg"

Jun 25, 2015 Joe Curtis

Oracle targets new IT projects and SMB users with latest cloud portfolio

Dropbox now counts 400 million users worldwide

Jun 25, 2015 Joe Curtis

The file-sharing firm added 100 million in the last year alone, it claims

Office cloud

Google announces Office for Android now available to all

Jun 25, 2015 Clare Hopping

The apps have been updated with new features after they underwent beta testing by select users

Box inks deal with IBM to integrate cloud services

Jun 24, 2015 Rene Millman

Partnership promises email and social integration, and Watson-powered analytics

SAP reveals new data analytics tool for financial services

Jun 24, 2015 Jane McCallion

Data pooling with increased understanding of risk could help increase profits

Advice

Collaboration and the cloud explained

Jun 19, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

Max Cooter takes a look at how the cloud can help us all work more effectively both alone and together

ERP in the cloud explained

Jun 2, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

What role will the cloud play in ERP implementations both now and in the future? Max Cooter takes a look...

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...

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