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.

Microsoft cloud

Microsoft Teams now ‘bigger than Slack’

News
12 Jul, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The industry giant claims the platform has three million more active daily users than its main rival

Screenshot of the web-based Outlook's new dark mode UI

Microsoft spruces up Outlook in a bid to catch up with major G Suite upgrades

News
5 Jul, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Revamped email platform features dark mode, snoozing and a new UI

Arron Levie CEO of Box

Box: We’re in ‘wait-and-see mode’ with blockchain

News
25 Jun, 2019
Adam Shepherd

CEO Aaron Levie says ‘it’s still probably early’ to have a meaningful impact

Dropbox overhauls desktop app to reforge itself as a digital workplace provider

Analysis
12 Jun, 2019
Adam Shepherd

Dropbox wants to shake off the image of just being a cloud storage outfit

Intel adds cloud support for Unite collaboration platform

News
10 Jun, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Company reduces barriers to entry and expands integration of apps like Cisco's Webex and Skype

Microsoft Teams review: A no-brainer for Microsoft shops

Reviews
23 May, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

Existing Office 365 subscribers will love this - others, not so much

Slack review: Free your business comms

Reviews
15 May, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

The industry-leading business chat system stands up to its big-name rivals

The logo for Google Plus split into two

Google Plus back from the dead as ‘Google Currents’ enterprise workspace app

News
12 Apr, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The Facebook Workplace rival, launched in beta, serves as a like-for-like Google Plus replacement for business users

Google G Suite review: Suite like chocolate

Reviews
20 Mar, 2019
James Morris

If you can make the leap to a cloud-centric usage model, G Suite provides seamless real-time document collaboration.

Microsoft Office 365 review: Tons of value

Reviews
13 Mar, 2019
James Morris

The granddaddy of enterprise software reminds us how it's done

Microogle & Googsoft: How to combine the best of Edge and Chrome

In-depth
7 Feb, 2019
Robert Irvine

Edge will soon start using Chrome's code, but other Microsoft and Google tools already work well together

Tresorit Business review: The Fort Knox of cloud storage

Reviews
24 Jan, 2019
Dave Mitchell

SMEs than want the toughest file sharing security won’t find a better or more affordable alternative

Dropbox Business Advanced review: First-rate filesharing

Reviews
22 Jan, 2019
Dave Mitchell

A great all-round business service with unlimited storage, smart collaboration tools and tight security

1&1 Ionos 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