Collaboration

Good collaboration tools can change meetings from talking shops to productive workplaces. With real-time visible input to documents, progress can be made immediately and if this is done within the cloud, then colleagues can contribute from anywhere without expensive infrastructure. This is becoming more of an issue as home-based working increases and travel becomes less attractive from a cost and environmental point of view.

Day to day document sharing can come with discussion threads, whiteboards and group editing as well as version control and revision mark-up.

News

European businesses use an average 897 cloud services

Jul 1, 2015 Clare Hopping

Firms download a new cloud service every day, but security is still a major concern

Dropbox users may get free storage if they adopt stronger security

Jun 30, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud storage firm will incentivise customers who 'don't know enough to care' about two-factor authentication

Dropbox now counts 400 million users worldwide

Jun 25, 2015 Joe Curtis

The file-sharing firm added 100 million in the last year alone, it claims

Box inks deal with IBM to integrate cloud services

Jun 24, 2015 Rene Millman

Partnership promises email and social integration, and Watson-powered analytics

Dropbox lets users request external files

Jun 18, 2015 Clare Hopping

File requests mean teams can ask anyone to share their document, picture or video

Advice

Collaboration and the cloud explained

Jun 19, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

Max Cooter takes a look at how the cloud can help us all work more effectively both alone and together

What is Skype for Business?

Jan 26, 2015 Steve Cassidy

What is Skype for Business and what can it do for you? Steve Cassidy takes a look...

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

Cloud collaboration tools - assessing the best of the bunch

Sep 5, 2014 Rene Millman

We round-up of the best collaboration offerings for business

Collaboration in the cloud is the key to SMB success

Feb 28, 2014 Rachel Fielding

Small firms are going to have to learn to collaborate and co-operate for business success

Case Studies

Q&A: Martin Russell, head of IT services, Just Eat

Sep 27, 2013 Jane McCallion

We asked Martin Russell, head of IT at takeaway ordering service Just Eat about the company’s use of Google Apps

Breaking news: how the media have been quick to adopt cloud

Dec 6, 2012 Billy MacInnes

Media organisations have been quick to adopt cloud with several firms reaping the benefits of the technology