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.

Faber & Faber uses Box to track edits to authors’ manuscripts

News 25 Nov, 2015 Joe Curtis

Publisher says collaboration platform is key to modernisation drive

Make me famous! How cloud is powering the success of the film industry

Sponsored 24 Nov, 2015 Maggie Holland

That film you’re about to watch is brought to you by the hero of the piece - cloud computing…

Salesforce lets marketers predict customer journeys

News 20 Nov, 2015 Clare Hopping

By integrating CRM and marketing data, Salesforce hopes to more effectively map customer journeys Pro review

Reviews 18 Nov, 2015 Kat Orphanides

Web conferencing software with support for huge audiences, but limited video conferencing

Excel alternatives

Advice 16 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Most organisations cannot live without Excel, but there are other options

Word alternatives

Advice 13 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Word is the powerhouse of word processing, but what other choices exist in the cloud?

Dropbox Paper beta hands-on

Reviews 12 Nov, 2015 Kat Orphanides

An outstanding tool for creating collaborative web documents, but it's not the word processor that headlines may have lead you to expect

Now you can use Box on your Windows 10 devices

News 12 Nov, 2015 Joe Curtis

App gets new functionality thanks to Microsoft’s latest operating system

Netgear Business Central Wireless Manager review

Reviews 6 Nov, 2015 Dave Mitchell

Netgear takes the pain out of wireless network management

SentryBay launches Armored Client for Citrix

News 6 Nov, 2015 Clare Hopping

The wrapper offers endpoint and browser security for connections to XenDesktop and XenApp

Dropbox goes big on security with Enterprise offering

News 5 Nov, 2015 Joe Curtis

Vendor also reveals Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as premier Dropbox for Business reseller

Actifio launches copy data virtualisation on Oracle

News 29 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

The platform is available to download from Oracle's Marketplace

Schools can continue to use cloud services despite warning

News 28 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

The UK's data watchdog said services such as Dropbox are safe to use, even though Safe Harbour is under scrutiny

Taser switches from AWS to Microsoft Azure

News 27 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

The move will allow the law enforcement software company to create new experiences based on Windows 10

Best retail apps

Reviews 26 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

We round up the best smartphone, tablet and desktop retail apps that benefit retailers looking to make the most of cloud

Intuit QuickBase review

Reviews 23 Oct, 2015 Kat Orphanides

An extraordinarily powerful and flexible database SaaS

Xbox Live, Office 365 and Azure boost Microsoft revenue

News 23 Oct, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Microsoft's cloud growth indicates strong performance from its software and services divisions

Capgemini and Oracle launch cloud-based telco solution

News 23 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Based on the Oracle Communications Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery solution, the product will speed up telco customer service delivery

SAP hails CRM-fuelled cloud growth, denies pushing customers into cloud

News 20 Oct, 2015 Joe Curtis

ERP giant admits on-premise functionality still surpasses the cloud for core applications

TIBCO targets line of business users with build-your-own-cloud

News 20 Oct, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

Software company wants to focus on APIs as it waves goodbye to CIO customers