Compliance

Having the help of a cloud service provider when it comes to Compliance and Risk Management can make dealing with different kinds of clients, different industries or different countries a lot easier. Risk and compliance are different for everyone and having a large cloud-based provider means that different regulations can be updated and shared automatically. For everything from data protection laws to financial reporting rules, such a service can also provide searchable repositories of potential risks and the ability to evaluate and mitigate them – as well as tracking breaches.

Best Making Tax Digital software 2019: Make sure your accounting is MTD-compliant

Best
29 Apr, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

The best cloud accounts packages for dealing with HMRC’s new tax rules

FreshBooks review: Slick, but shallow

Reviews
23 Apr, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

Cloud accounting designed for freelancers and service-based small enterprises

FreeAgent review: Financial software you can count on

Reviews
17 Apr, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

A hugely feature-packed small business cloud accounting suite, based in the UK

Intuit QuickBooks review: Quick to impress

Reviews
5 Mar, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

QuickBooks provides polished, well documented and very easy to use cloud-based business accounting suite

Box cloud storage

Box launches UK-specific Box Zone with data centres in London and Cardiff

News
17 Jan, 2019
Connor Jones

The new data centres makes the UK Box's eighth zone globally

Slack HQ

Slack has started blocking users who visited US sanctioned countries

News
21 Dec, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Many users argue that bans have been made in error with no means of appeal

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

How GDPR is going to redefine the cloud

In-depth
12 Oct, 2017
Adam Shepherd

Box's EMEA head talks us through the impact of the new rules

What we can learn from the early cloud adopters

Advice
11 Aug, 2017
Dale Walker Graham Jarvis

Expectations may have been too high and knowledge scarce, but we have much to learn from the early adopters of cloud computing.

Europe at night

Dropbox will start storing customer business data in Germany

News
11 Feb, 2016
Joe Curtis

File-sharing firm will use Amazon Web Services’ Frankfurt datacentre

Banking and the cloud: Everything you need to know

Advice
2 Nov, 2015
Maxwell Cooter Rene Millman Joe Curtis

How banks can use the cloud to their advantage

FreeAgent: from Top Gun to tax returns

Advice
22 Oct, 2015
Barry Collins

After a career as a pilot, founding a financial software business isn’t a traditional next step, but the idea took off like a rocket

Money tight? Consider your motivation before moving to cloud

Opinion
13 Oct, 2015
Maxwell Cooter

Opt for cloud, but not at any cost. That's Max Cooter's advice...

(ISC)² and CSA develop qualification for security protection

Case Studies
23 Jun, 2015

The Certified Cloud Security Professional qualification will become a global standard for protecting cloud-based data

Socitm: Councils still fear cloud data security

News
1 May, 2015
Joe Curtis

While 90 per cent of local authorities have tried cloud, concerns remain, warns body

Xero Premium review

Reviews
7 Apr, 2015
K.G. Orphanides

Powerful small business accounting in the cloud

Apple wins Greenpeace backing for solar-powered US datacentre plans

News
3 Feb, 2015
Caroline Donnelly

Apple makes further commitment to green energy that Greenpeace hopes AWS will follow

Green cloud data centre power

AWS wind-powered datacentres win Greenpeace's backing

News
21 Jan, 2015
Caroline Donnelly

Public cloud giant signs wind power deal for cloud datacentres as part of ongoing sustainable energy pledge

Users leap to Oracle's defence over customer trust issue claims

News
9 Jan, 2015
Caroline Donnelly

Oracle user groups dispute claims customer mistrust will derail database giant's cloud plans

Will cloud be the enemy or the hero in our dystopian future?

Advice
17 Dec, 2014
Nick Booth

Should we worry that the power of cloud computing seems to be concentrating in the wrong hands?