Analytics

The beauty of performing analytics in the cloud is that it’s usually on a pay-per-use basis. This can help smaller organisations employ tools usually only affordable to bigger players. Real-time analytics can provide your whole workforce with up-to-the-minute data on customers and sales wherever they are. Social media analytics can help to harvest data, making the most of public interaction.

News

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

Salesforce introduces analytics suite for mobile users

Jul 3, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Salesforce targets the executive on the move with new mobile analytics app

Ford introducing big data to the motorway with new smart cars

Jun 27, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Big data and the internet of things are driving the change behind the way we will use our cars

Parties urged to put digital technology at heart of policies

Jun 4, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Government could save £24 billion by being more digitally aware, it is claimed

IBM to make big data accessible to users via cloud

May 20, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Big blue wants to help users understand data without needing to enlist an information specialist

Advice

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

Business intelligence in the cloud - education is the key

Oct 29, 2013 Tom Brewster

Companies are slowly realising the benefits of BI in the cloud but they still need to learn some lessons

Cloud forensics - keeping tabs on your cloud provider

Aug 22, 2013 Rene Millman

Having the right policies in place could help your organisation’s forensic efforts

CIO planning: time to master a different range of skills

Jun 25, 2013 Lesley Meall

The CIO now needs to keep his or her eye on a whole new set of skills to keep a business running

Case Studies

Cloud brings efficiencies to efficiency company

Oct 9, 2013 Rene Millman

PowerPerfector uses Salesforce accounting to integrate financial information across the organisation

Cloud computing is the only way for Essex

May 22, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Essex is one of the councils leading the way when it comes to cloud. But, as CIO David Wilde makes clear, it's part of a wider strategy

Lush looks to the cloud to maintain its sustainability record

May 1, 2012 Miya Knights

Ethical cosmetics company can now collate data and report on its environmental impact with CloudApps software