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.

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

Silhouette of a team with people icons overlaid representing digital HR

Five digital transformation tips for HR

In-depth
6 Sep, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe

Digital transformation efforts can start from within your own department

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

Slack hands more power to large company admins

News
14 Aug, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Communications platform adds tools to limit announcements and automate workspace creation

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

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