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.


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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

Office 365 integration & unlimited storage coming to Box users

Jul 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud storage firm talks up platforms instead of storage as it tries to woo the enterprise

Office 365 shake-up for SMB subscribers announced

Jul 14, 2014 Rene Millman

New plans should simplify things for SMBs

Cloud-based artificial insemination helps cattle farmers reap rewards

Jul 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based cow breeding service boosts number of calves and farmer's profits

LSE: Cloud is "years ahead" of modern IT

Jun 17, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Professor at the London School of Economics hails the cloud as years ahead of modern IT services


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

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?

Nine things you need to know about the Internet of Things

May 27, 2014 Nick Booth

How will machine to machine comms across the cloud work? Here's what you should know

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?

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