Benefits to the Cloud

The biggest benefit to working in the cloud for me is the accessibility of documents and information.  In my professional life, I have moved from a time-based work environment, to a much more output/outcome based environment.  This means that instead of being required to be in one place, I am just required to meet deadlines with promised product.  A big part of this new found flexibility is ensuring that all of the tools and resources I need are available.  One of the ways that I have done this is to setup DropBox and iDisk (previous version of the iCloud).  Not only is the flexibility important, but also the access helps me when I am working in various locations to still be equipped with resources.

The other huge benefit that sort of sits in the background is that the documents are stored in different places which provides a backup (and many of these tools come with versioning).

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