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.


  1. VMware's Photon Platform will help you run hundreds of thousands of cloud apps

    Sep 1, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Cloud containers get management boost from virtualisation giant

  2. VMware kills cloud app latency with hybrid approach

    Aug 31, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Virtualisation giant says it has solved public cloud puzzle

  3. Accusoft's services now available from Oracle Cloud

    Aug 31, 2015 Clare Hopping

    Accusoft Cloud Services Viewer will be the first of the company's products offered on the marketplace

  4. Now Google adds Gmail events straight into your calendar

    Aug 27, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Google's latest integration is nifty, but Microsoft has been doing it for a while

  5. Financial firms use 1,004 cloud apps, increasing burden on IT

    Aug 25, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Report warns finance workers are compromised due to high app usage


  1. Business app trends so far in 2015

    Apr 9, 2015 James Thornton
  2. 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?

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. Bring IT out of the shadows

    Oct 10, 2014 Lesley Meall

    There's no point battling against users, embracing shadow IT is the key

Case Studies

  1. General Electric gets ready to roll out Office 365 to 300,000 staff

    Jul 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

    GE hopes to boost collaboration and improve teamwork with 365 and Skype for Business

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Law firms appreciate the advantage of cloud software

    Dec 11, 2013 Billy MacInnes

    SaaS applications have proved particularly effective when it comes to vertical sectors. Two law firms have certainly seen the benefit