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.

NHS

NHS strikes landmark IT deal with Microsoft

News
15 Jun, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The major agreement will see Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 ported to millions of machines across the health service

A third of Brits say their broadband has worsened during lockdown

News
8 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

YouGov survey suggests poor internet connectivity is hampering productivity

Slack review: Free your business comms

Reviews
1 Jun, 2020
K.G. Orphanides

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

Google to block notification spam with new Chrome feature

News
29 May, 2020
Sabina Weston

The 'quieter notifications UI' will be rolled out as a default setting in July

Microsoft 365 is more than a name change

Opinion
14 May, 2020
Barry Collins

The Office 365 rebranding could be a sign of things to come

Zoom on tablet

Zoom admits it made security "missteps" amid remote working surge

News
6 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Firm's CEO insists platform will put "privacy and security first"

Microsoft's Edge now more popular than Firefox for the first time

News
3 Apr, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Major changes, and a pivot to businesses, sees the Chromium-powered web browser leapfrog its rival

Google Backup and Sync: That syncing feeling

Reviews
27 Mar, 2020
Andy Webb K.G. Orphanides

A capable file-sync tool, but it’s no backup behemoth

1&1 Ionos HiDrive Business Pro review: Simple but unsophisticated

Reviews
13 Mar, 2020
Dave Mitchell

Good, simple cloud file sharing – but administrative controls are minimal and it’s comparatively pricey

Slack on phone

Slack and Google staff told to work from home due to coronavirus

News
6 Mar, 2020
Sabina Weston

COVID-19 is forcing many companies to adopt agile working across their entire workforce

Organise your life with Trello

In-depth
13 Feb, 2020
PC Pro

Swamped with projects and plans? This free service could be perfect for getting your tasks in order

Silhouette of a team with people icons overlaid representing digital HR

Five digital transformation tips for HR

In-depth
13 Feb, 2020
Zach Cooper Esther Kezia Thorpe

Digital transformation efforts can start from within your own department

Google demos real-time speech to text translation

News
29 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

Google Translate tool will turn smartphones into real-time translators using AI

Teams unveils Walkie Talkie and off-shift access controls in frontline workers push

News
10 Jan, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Microsoft makes another major pitch to capture Teams users in retail and manufacturing

Tresorit Business review: Super-secure shared storage

Reviews
5 Dec, 2019
Dave Mitchell

An emphasis on security makes this cloud service perfect for anyone handling sensitive data

Businesses stung by highly convincing Office 365 voicemail scam

News
31 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

This latest wave of phishing attacks incorporates real audio recordings to create a sense of urgency

Google HQ

Google is able to access sensitive G Suite customer data, former employee warns

News
11 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Users urged to keep sensitive data away from G Suite due to the lack of end-to-end encryption

Dropbox app being accessed

Dropbox launches admin controls and collaboration hub amid major workspace push

News
26 Sep, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The cloud-powered file depository branches out into productivity with major updates

Microsoft cloud

Microsoft confirms a Teams client for Linux is on its way

News
10 Sep, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Key rival to Slack encroaches on one of the platform’s major current USPs

A woman remote working from a cafe using the cloud

Now is the time to embrace remote working

Opinion
6 Sep, 2019
Adam Shepherd

As Brexit looms, businesses need to adapt before it’s too late