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

SAS partners with AWS to put big data analytics into the cloud

Aug 13, 2014 Rene Millman

Move “democratises” big data for organisations, according to customer

Sage puts more accounting software into the cloud

Aug 13, 2014 Rene Millman

Sage 50 Accounts offered as a service to customers

Devon Partnership NHS Trust looks to cloud to track patient data

Aug 12, 2014 Rene Millman

Dashboard will help medical staff visualise data on key patient metrics

IBM launches HR cloud service to help firms retain talent

Aug 5, 2014 Rene Millman

Big Blue looks to the cloud and big data to help firms keep top performers

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

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

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

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