The cloud has become advantageous for many businesses. Because of the massive amounts of information that can be stored in the cloud and the prevalence of tablets in our lives, creative businesses have greatly benefited. The cloud gives people in creative industries an edge they didn’t previously have. It may not be obvious how creative businesses have improved due to the cloud, so here are just a few ways they have changed.
You once had to transport heavy portfolios when meeting with clients. Those portfolios were limited to the amount of work you could carry within. Portfolios, when stored in the cloud, are not limited to physical size. You can organize your past work into categories that fit the needs of different clients. By accessing your portfolio quickly on a tablet, you can share your work more easily and this can lead to more opportunities.
Collaborating used to be limited to people around you. This meant that professional people across the globe did not have much possibility to collaborate on a project. If they were a part of the collaboration process, it meant sending large files back and forth, which produced duplicate copies and a slower working pace. When files are store in the cloud, you can work on them simultaneously and update only one copy. Tablets allow you to pull the project up anywhere and work on it, so creative inspiration is not stifled.
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm and when done in conjunction with the cloud, the quantity of people that can give their input is not limited. You can access these files on tablets, work with local colleagues, and update the shared file for everyone. These elements break down the distance barrier that has limited idea brainstorming in the past. When the mobile capabilities of tablets are paired with the cloud, creativity can happen with anybody, anywhere at anytime.
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