The cloud is more than just a name for a new type of service. It’s a whole new way of doing business. Cloud apps help us to work smarter, do more remotely, without losing track of files no matter what device you or your co-workers are using. Here are three of my favorite cloud apps:
I got my start in media on the radio where the golden rule is that you can never have “dead air,” which means you’re never broadcasting silence. That can be a hard rule to follow sometimes where you’re actually in a studio where equipment can fail, guests who call in can lose their connection, or someone in the studio changes the levels on the music so nothing happens when you hit “play”.
You learn pretty quick in the radio business that if you want to avoid dead air, you have to be prepared to start talking at a moment’s notice, and keep talking until the technical issues are fixed behind the scenes.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m better at talking out my ideas than I am at writing them down. A lot of the time, it’s just more efficient to record myself talking on my smartphone than it is to try and write it down!