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.


Financial sector to be offered Grid-as-a-Service

Mar 20, 2014 James Stirling

Consultancy Excelian is looking to provide a more flexible approach to trading

IBM Watson to help doctors fight brain cancer

Mar 20, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Cloud-based artificial intelligence offering will be used to speed up medical data analysis and provide personalised patient care

Cloud Car

BMW heads to the cloud with IBM to boost customer care

Mar 11, 2014 Jane McCallion

High-end car maker turns to IBM predictive analytics to pre-empt problems

UCAS and Telefonica clinch project wins at UK Cloud Awards

Feb 27, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Two major projects scoop top awards while AWS wins best provider gong

Cloudant acquisition to boost IBM's database proposition

Feb 25, 2014 Jane McCallion

Purchase fleshes out range of developer services available through the cloud, company claims


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

Big Data could provide rich pickings for HR departments

Jun 18, 2013 Rene Millman

Big Data could prove to be invaluable for HR departments, but there's a need to change mindsets first

Best business apps to download in 2013

Jun 10, 2013

We all download apps now. Every month, we're going to be publishing a list of the best business apps

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