Messaging

Important business conversations can take place on chat and instant messaging – causing a headache when it comes to audit trails and compliance, or even just remembering who said what and when.

Cloud providers are offering simpler, cheaper ways of archiving endless ad hoc conversations that could otherwise pop-up and disappear. Some offer management of multiple chat clients or message integration with project management applications. Cloud-based messaging hubs can remove the effort of managing the platform and reduce spending on licences.

News

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Open-Xchange and Voiceworks team up for secure cloud comms

Feb 17, 2014 Jane McCallion

In-browser technology willl make VoIP and messaging more accessible, companies claim

Skype rival Viber snapped up by Rakuten

Feb 17, 2014 Jane McCallion

Japanese company states ambition to become biggest SaaS provider

Cisco purchases cloud-based Collaborate.com

Dec 18, 2013 Rene Millman

Networking giant targets mobile collaboration with cloud firm acquisition

UK Cloud Awards signs up first sponsor

Nov 29, 2013 Cloud Pro Staff

Ingram Micro is the first named sponsor for the UK Cloud Awards - which has also strengthened the judges' team

Best of cloud - UK cloud awards announced

Nov 21, 2013 Cloud Pro Staff

It's your chance to enter your favourite products and projects

Advice

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

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

Ten things NOT to do in the cloud

Jul 26, 2011 Adrian Bridgwater

How to work with apps that won't move to the cloud

Why cloud offers a head-start to new businesses

Jun 20, 2011 Mary Branscombe

New businesses can take advantage of the cloud to concentrate on what they’re good at; just make sure you know what matters

All together now: how to benefit from cloud-based unified communications

Jun 15, 2011 Graham Jarvis

Unified comms is the promise of bringing different forms of communications together - is it a good fit for the cloud?