• SaaS lets users try before they sign up for long-term contracts
  • The pay as you go (PAYG) model proves very attractive
  • Businesses can scale up or down based on operational and seasonal demand
  • This model offers low risks but many benefits

Software-as-a-Service (Saas) is deployed over the internet and used by individuals or groups on a personal machine or local area network. Customers can often use software on a  “pay-as-you-go” basis by using the Virtual Cloudsvider’s licences, rather than buying licences themselves. This is why SaaS is sometimes called “software on demand”. In addition to  removing the need to buy, install and manage software at the user’s end, it also has the advantage of the software being accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

    Virgin media sign

    Virgin Media Business unveils SD-WAN services aimed at businesses using cloud tech

    13 Nov, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    The software-defined wide area network is a cloud ready service for enterprise


    Cloudflare brings its privacy-centric DNS service to mobile

    13 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The ap is available for free from the App Store and Google Play

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    SAP snaps up Qualtrics for $8bn in continued cloud push

    12 Nov, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    Data platform expects $400 million in revenue and more in 2018 as it now operates within the German software giant

    Microsoft rolls out its WhatsApp-style Kaizala app for business use

    8 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The mobile app works alongside the Office 365 to boost collaboration among employees website

    How enabled staff to take ownership of its digital transformation

    31 Oct, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    The price comparison website's CEO tells Virtual Clouds how cloud enabled its digital transformation

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    Microsoft explains why it still sells tech to the US military

    29 Oct, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    Company's chief legal officers gives its critics, and employees, three reasons why

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    Gartner: Cloud will drive IT spending growth worldwide

    22 Oct, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    SaaS will take the majority of spending, but data centre systems investment will also increase

    Jira software

    Atlassian's Jira software cloud is now generally available

    19 Oct, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The company has split up its cloud and on-premise options, but users will still be able to use the classic version

    mLab logo

    MongoDB acquires mLab for $68 million to bolster its cloud services

    15 Oct, 2018
    Connor Jones

    The acquisition could see exciting new changes to the database giant's Atlas offering

    Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database Service

    Oracle reveals Autonomous NoSQL Database Service

    3 Oct, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The service will enable massive apps to be deployed with low latency

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    Citrix becomes Microsoft Direct cloud service provider

    26 Sep, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    Software firm now offers a simplified way to buy Microsoft services, such as Azure, with its own cloud-based solutions

    Adobe buys Marketo

    Adobe snaps up Marketo for $4.75bn to bolster Experience Cloud

    24 Sep, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The acquisition will help Adobe become a leader in customer experience management

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    Salesforce boosts Financial Services Cloud with AI and app integrations

    18 Sep, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The update features Lighting and Einstein integration to offer better customer service features

    NTT and Symantec launch ‘Web Security-as-a-Service’

    4 Sep, 2018
    Adam Shepherd

    New 'WSaaS' product offers reduced complexity for management of security services

    Office 2016 vs Office 365 vs Office Online: what’s the difference?

    31 Aug, 2018
    Clare Hopping Virtual Clouds

    We compare the many versions of Microsoft Office: perpetual, subscription-based and free

    Box's Activity Stream feature lets users see what colleagues are up to

    29 Aug, 2018
    Dale Walker

    Box Works 2018 also sees the launch of Box Feed and enhanced G Suite integrations

    M-Files releases M-Files Online to break down cloud barriers

    23 Aug, 2018
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    The cloud-powered information management system can be used across cloud and on-premise with the same licence

    SaaS revenues hit $20 billion last quarter as Microsoft extends market lead

    22 Aug, 2018
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    Salesforce recorded the slowest growth among its rivals despite dominating CRM market

    Box cloud storage

    Box boosts European exec team with new appointment

    15 Aug, 2018
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    Chris Baker has joined the firm as SVP and general manager of EMEA

    Microsoft cloud

    Microsoft warns of price rises to on-premise and cloud portfolios

    27 Jul, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The cost of Office 2019 and Windows 10 Enterprise will increase by 10%