Cloud-based email could solve issues surrounding universal access, server space and pesky upgrades. With some, however, it would raise questions of security. An organisation’s most sensitive information can be stored in its emails – just ask James Murdoch.  

But cloud providers have seen the opportunity to add value – with high-level encryption services, for example, that may otherwise have been prohibitively expensive. For some considering moving to the cloud, a hybrid solution is the answer – keeping servers in-house but having a cloud provider run spam and virus filters. The top consideration for most, however, remains financial savings – particularly if faced with a company merger or major upgrade.


Microsoft offers to de-clutter your Office 365 inbox

Nov 13, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based email tool to filter out less important emails

Microsoft rejigs Office 365 plans for SMBs

Oct 2, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant looks to entice small firms with tailored plans

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Microsoft lets customers Delve into Office 365 data

Sep 10, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant to offer information and people discovery tool to Office 365 users

Google Apps set for rollout across John Lewis and Waitrose

Apr 3, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Retailers become the latest to plump for Google's answer to Microsoft Office

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Google marks Gmail's 10th birthday with selfie gag

Apr 2, 2014 Jane McCallion

Cloud email service once mistaken for a joke is now prominent SaaS service


How to help your workforce make the change to the cloud

Aug 19, 2014 Mark Samuels

What happens when the upheaval is just that bit too drastic?

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

Small business owners turn to cloud to drive efficiencies

Jul 10, 2013 Rachel Fielding

It's not about cost savings for SMBs now, cloud is all about driving business efficiency

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

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

Email in the cloud - BookingBug copes with demand

Jul 17, 2013 Rene Millman

Online booking agency BookingBug sorted out its capacity problems by moving to cloud-based email

Cloud, all cloud. Signagelive on life without servers

Jun 28, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Companies that are 100 percent cloud are a rare breed. Signagelive explains how it made the move

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

Law firm turns to private cloud deployment to drive growth

Jun 11, 2012 Miya Knights

When law firm Taylor Vinters looked for a way to expand its growth, a cloud-based deployment was the way ahead