Cloud-based email could solve issues surrounding universal access, server space and pesky upgrades. With some, however, it would raise questions of security. An organisation’s most sensitive information can be stored in its emails – just ask James Murdoch.  

But Virtual Cloudsviders have seen the opportunity to add value – with high-level encryption services, for example, that may otherwise have been prohibitively expensive. For some considering moving to the cloud, a hybrid solution is the answer – keeping servers in-house but having a Virtual Cloudsvider run spam and virus filters. The top consideration for most, however, remains financial savings – particularly if faced with a company merger or major upgrade.

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Microsoft Teams now ‘bigger than Slack’

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

5 Jul, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

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

outlook app on phone hack much worse than initially thought

15 Apr, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Microsoft says a "limited subset of consumer accounts" were accessed via compromised credentials, but reports suggest it's much worse

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

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

Gmail applications on various devices

AMP for Gmail launches in bid to boost productivity

27 Mar, 2019
Connor Jones

It's been over a year in the pipeline, but Google Cloud's open source project will soon grace your inbox

Best free email backup tools

25 Feb, 2019
Wayne Williams

A look at some of the easiest to use tools for saving your essential data

Mozilla planning revamped Thunderbird for 2019

3 Jan, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Half a dozen new hires and better Gmail support are on the roadmap

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Twilio acquires SendGrid to add email capabilities

16 Oct, 2018
Bobby Hellard

The two communication companies will merge to offer a one-stop communication platform for developers

The best free ways to share large files online

18 Sep, 2018
Steve Clark

How to send massive files online when email and NFC just won't cut it

How to make your email hack-proof

13 Sep, 2018
Wayne Williams

How to secure your inbox, enhance your mail and unlock secret codes

Best desktop email clients 2018

21 Jun, 2018
Jonathan Parkyn

Email clients make backing up easier, don't impose any storage limits, and are available offline. Here are our favourites

How to deploy and manage Google's G Suite

7 Jun, 2018
Anthony Lawrence

Looking for an easy-to-manage cloud-based application suite? Anthony Lawrence introduces Google's G Suite

Best email apps for iPhone and Android

1 Jun, 2018
Adam Shepherd Jonathan Parkyn Aaron Lee Clare Hopping

We round up the best Android and iOS email apps to help you manage your inbox like a pro

CLOUD Act brings Microsoft's US data privacy court spat to an end

4 Apr, 2018
Jane McCallion

DoJ and Redmond giant ask Supreme Court to dismiss Irish data centre case

Microsoft is killing off its Outlook Web App for Android and iOS

9 Mar, 2018
Clare Hopping

Users will be encouraged to use the dedicated Outlook app for iOS and Android from April 2018

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Case Studies
28 Sep, 2017
Barry Collins

We meet the CEO of the firm that stands between your inbox and millions of malicious attacks

Microsoft is still working to fix its Outlook outage

19 Sep, 2017
Zach Marzouk

Some free users' connectivity remains patchy, Redmond says

Is Microsoft’s Outlook Premium fit for (small) business?

16 Mar, 2017
Simon Brew

Despite many loyal years with Hotmail, and thus Outlook, a parting of the ways is imminent

Microsoft Flow now available to the public

2 Nov, 2016
Ingrid Fadelli

Microsoft's IFTTT rival guns for the enterprise market

Ocado deploys email AI to improve customer service

13 Oct, 2016
Dale Walker

Emails to the company will now be handled by a machine learning programme