When you think of the ways the cloud has changed businesses, creativity is not what usually comes to mind first. You may be surprised at how beneficial the cloud has been for those in creative industries. The cloud allows for a massive amount of information to be stored and accessible to people easily from virtually any location. And thanks to the popularity of tablets, people can access that information and share it at the simple touch of a button. Here are a few ways that the cloud and tablets as a team have improved the way that creative people conduct business.
The size of someone’s portfolio used to be limited to what they could physically carry. Due to this size limitation, there were limitations to the content as well. Now, thanks to the cloud, they can create separate files tailored to every client’s needs, which they can quickly access from a tablet. This mobility can lead to more business more quickly.
Collaborating used to be limited to people around you. This meant that highly skilled 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 isn’t stifled.
Brainstorming and mind mapping are other things the cloud has improved as numerous people can input their ideas into one file. People can access these mind maps on tablets, get input from local collogues, and update the shared file that everyone can see. This kind of connectedness breaks down the distance barrier, which used to be such a limitation in business.
When the mobile capabilities of tablets are paired with the cloud, creativity can happen with anybody, anywhere at anytime.