Productivity

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 Virtual Cloudsvider 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.

1&1 HiDrive Business review: An affordable but sloppy offering

Reviews
8 Jan, 2019
Dave Mitchell

An affordable cloud service for small businesses but let down by limited features and weak online help

Mozilla planning revamped Thunderbird for 2019

News
3 Jan, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Half a dozen new hires and better Gmail support are on the roadmap

Best tech podcasts for 2019

In-depth
27 Dec, 2018
Steve Clark

Steve Clark picks 20 brilliant technology podcasts you should subscribe to in 2019

How to run classic versions of Windows on modern PCs

In-depth
20 Nov, 2018
Wayne Williams

Despite Microsoft's efforts to modernise Windows, some older features are too good to let go

UKCA Winner Showcase: Amido and Project FreQ

Case Studies
9 Nov, 2018
Maggie Holland

We look back on some of this year's winning entries...

Best speech-recognition software 2018

Vs
20 Sep, 2018
Steve Clark

Give your fingers a rest using software that lets you quickly dictate notes, create documents and control your PC using your voice

BT snaps-up NHS contract for South East England

News
4 Sep, 2018
Clare Hopping

24 trusts will have access to the tools and services they need to serve patients better

Best tab managers for Google Chrome

In-depth
16 Aug, 2018
Andy Shaw

A look at the best ways to manage your tabs, to free-up resources and bookmark your favourite sites

IBM Watson can predict just how productive you are

News
12 Jul, 2018
Bobby Hellard

AI could be used to determine pay rises and promotions

Google Sheets vs Microsoft Excel

Vs
9 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping Rene Millman

We pit the online spreadsheet giants against each other to see who is top dog

Google Docs vs Microsoft Word Online

Vs
6 Jul, 2018
Adam Shepherd Rene Millman

How do the top two online office productivity apps fare against each other? Read on to find out...

Google App Maker gives end users a low-code way to automate tasks

News
15 Jun, 2018
Joe Curtis

LoB users can build their own apps to fill holes missed by traditional CRM and HCM

Microsoft pushes Windows 10's Fluent Design into Office

News
14 Jun, 2018
Roland Moore-Colyer

The rollout will start with subtle design and colour tweaks

Nine things you need to know about the Internet of Things

Advice
1 Jun, 2018
Nick Booth Bobby Hellard

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

Skype vs Facetime vs Google Hangouts vs Google Duo

Vs
1 Jun, 2018
Adam Shepherd Gabriella Buckner

We put four of the most popular videoconferencing solutions head-to-head

Best email apps for iPhone and Android

Best
1 Jun, 2018
Adam Shepherd Jonathan Parkyn Aaron Lee Clare Hopping

We round up the best Android and iOS email apps to help you manage your inbox like a pro

UK insurer Beazley adopts a digital transformation doctrine

Case Studies
11 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Cloud and virtualisation tech helps give Beazley increased business agility

Secret Chrome hacks you must try today

Tutorials
10 May, 2018
Wayne Williams

A look at the latest tools in Google's redesigned Experiments page, and why you might want to use them

Citrix rolls out Workspace App for mobile productivity

News
9 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

App version of last year's service gives users access to applications, content, and files in one space