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

Bloomberg launches Vault on Salesforce.com

Jul 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Financial data company debuts information archiving and compliance as a service

Amazon launches new enterprise storage service Zocalo

Jul 11, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Amazon says Zocalo is an answer to "overly complex" storage market old guard

Cloud-based artificial insemination helps cattle farmers reap rewards

Jul 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based cow breeding service boosts number of calves and farmer's profits

IBM's Connections enterprise social software bags hybrid cloud upgrade

Jul 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Social software to enable increased collaboration in the cloud

Box Notes for iPhone & iPad users makes its debut

Jun 23, 2014 Alex Hamilton

iPhone and iPad users will be able to create and share business documents and notes

Advice

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

How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

Cloud computing - the saviour of academic research

Oct 24, 2013 Nick Booth

Universities are spending millions on server farms but would cloud be a better option?

How to migrate to Office 365

Sep 4, 2013 Nick Booth

There's quite a battle between Office 365 and Google Apps for pre-eminence in the productivity space. What advantage does Microsoft have?

Top tips for rolling out Google Apps

Aug 7, 2013 Nick Booth

Migrating to Google Apps can lead to major efficiencies, as long as you don't expect instant gratification

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