It all started with my MacBook Air. Once I had my first one, I started using cloud storage. I had so many different Macs and PC's that storing files "in the cloud" was more logical than trying to keep files in sync or traveling around the globe with a portable hard drive. Next came the iPad and apps that could access the cloud storage services.
Today, I signed a contract-without my laptop. I did it on my iPad, and how I did it was rather easy, even though there's no Microsoft Word for the iPad (well, there is some Office 365 thing.) I did it with a combination of all cloud services.
1. CloudOn-the app and services virtualizes Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
2. Box.net-i can store the file there and save it from my email.
3. Echosign-Adobe's virtual signing system
Did I need Box? Not really. It's just storage. I basically went from reviewing the final version using CloudOn, where I could really see the tracked' changes to insure all was done as discussed, and then went back to the email attachment, said open in Echosign and executed the agreement, sending it with the signature blocks added to our client.
In the past I would have had to go to a business center, print out, scan, send. I did none of that, and got all the work done in less than 10 minutes. This not only saved time, it gave me time to do more. Like write this blog post.
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