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.


Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cloud offering set for 17 April release

Apr 16, 2014 Clare Hopping

The distribution will become available tomorrow along with OpenStack Icehouse

Unify and BT partner up to provide unified communications

Apr 11, 2014 Clare Hopping

The worldwide Unified Communications and Collaboration solution will benefit companies in the UK, Benelux and Germany

Egnyte opens up new London office in Euro market push

Apr 10, 2014 Jane McCallion

Regional expansion plans bring company closer to customers

Microsoft debuts Skype TX recording software

Apr 8, 2014 Jane McCallion

Broadcasters to get studio-grade audio-visual output, company claims

Peterborough Council enlists Box for cloud collaboration

Apr 7, 2014 Jane McCallion

SaaS service to replace legacy SAN and apps


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