Bundled business productivity software effectively allows smaller organisations to become officeless. When you can keep everything you need for creating and collaborating on documents, running payroll, billing clients and conducting meetings in the cloud, there’s no need for bricks and mortar.

Doing it through a cloud provider also saves on licence fees. Such suites won’t offer the bells and whistles of proprietary software but if savings are the top priority, it can be attractive.


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

Microsoft pushing OneNote bundle with Windows 8.1 update

Mar 24, 2014 Jane McCallion

Redmond giant encouraging OEMs to pre-install note taking app

Box OneCloud racks up 1,000 apps

Mar 13, 2014 Jane McCallion

Enterprise mobile app platform grows more than 300 per cent.

Grant Thornton moves to the cloud for employee training

Mar 12, 2014 Jane McCallion

Financial and business advisory firm hopes to balance ‘push’ and ‘pull’ training

UCAS and Telefonica clinch project wins at UK Cloud Awards

Feb 27, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Two major projects scoop top awards while AWS wins best provider gong


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

Enterprise apps stores - why they're the future for business

Jan 13, 2014 Mark Samuels

More companies are looking at the benefits of enterprise apps stores, but what are the advantages?

Introducing cloud services in schools

Nov 25, 2013 Clare Hopping

What impact will cloud services have in schools and how are institutions using managed and open solutions?

Attendance management - how cloud takes it to a new level

Sep 10, 2013 Rachel Fielding

Managing attendance records could be a pain in this new, more flexible, age. Cloud eases the path

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?

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

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

CIO Series - Jeremy Vincent, Jaguar Land Rover

May 25, 2011 Maxwell Cooter

As part of our CIO series, Jeremy Vincent, CIO of Jaguar Land Rover describes how he's become a fan of cloud