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

Google Hangouts now covered by same SLAs as Gmail & Drive

Aug 1, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Google promises users of cloud-based video-conferencing tool better support and uptime

Salesforces unveils next-gen tool to help marketeers unleash cloud value

Jul 31, 2014 Maggie Holland

Latest iteration of Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Journey Builder launches with enhanced customer experience in mind

Sainsbury's embarks on farming tech cloud trial

Jul 29, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Supermarket giant is rolling out cloud-based parasite monitoring tools to farms in New Zealand and the UK

Office 365 & Yammer teams to merge at Microsoft

Jul 29, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Redmond follows up efforts to integrate products by making Yammer part of its Office 365 & Outlook development teams

Oracle launches data-as-a-service

Jul 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based service could help organisations gain insight in to their customers

Advice

How to work with (and without) cloud standards

Jul 7, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

Is excessive bureaucracy killing cloud standards? Can you work without them?

How to migrate your legacy applications to the cloud

Jun 16, 2014 Clare Hopping

The decision to migrate legacy software is not one to be taken lightly. When is the best time and which apps should you move first?

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

Jun 13, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?

Nine things you need to know about the Internet of Things

May 27, 2014 Nick Booth

How will machine to machine comms across the cloud work? Here's what you should know

Businesses should get wise to legal issues

May 6, 2014 Andrew Joint

The European Commission is acting tough on all aspects of cloud: businesses need to get clued up

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