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.


Apple extends free iWork beta to Windows users

Feb 16, 2015 Caroline Preece

Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta is now available for Windows users with an Apple ID

Oxford University launches cloud-based Digital Innovation Platform

Nov 28, 2014 Rene Millman

University looks to cloud to crowd-source ideas from students and staff

Microsoft launches Office 365 Video

Nov 19, 2014 Rene Millman

Tool uses SharePoint and Azure to allow Office 365 users to share corporate videos

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Lync becomes Skype for Business

Nov 12, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft rebrands cloud-based communication tool

Microsoft and Dropbox partner over Office integration

Nov 5, 2014 Rene Millman

Could OneDrive be taking a backseat, as Microsoft and Dropbox confirm collaboration?


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Office 365: 10 reasons to switch to the cloud

Jan 8, 2015 Stuart Andrews

We look at the way in which the cloud service could benefit your business

Best iOS apps for business

Nov 14, 2014 James Peckham

We take a look at the most popular iOS apps to download for business users

How to automate boring tasks using the cloud

Oct 7, 2014 Nick Booth

There are good things and bad things about being a business leader. How can cloud help you free up time for the fun stuff?

Windows 10 and the cloud

Jan 23, 2015 Simon Bisson

A new Windows is on the horizon. What does it mean for you, your users, and the cloud?

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

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