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4 Reasons Journalists Should Use The Cloud

How to take advantage of the Web's latest innovation

By Joel Schwartzberg - May 22, 2012
It's one thing to have your head in the clouds -- quite another to store and share your most valuable files there. Whether you know the cloud (the digital kind) by well-known platforms like Dropbox, Evernote and Google Drive, or lesser-known applications like Yammer, Wunderlist and OfficeDrop, the Web's latest innovation is now a time-saving, hassle-saving and stuff-saving necessity for professionals.

For those of you who still only think of the cloud meteorologically, let's start with a layman's definition. "Most simply, media professionals using cloud computing are storing data remotely on someone else's computer network rather than storing that data on the hard drive of their own personal computer," said Joy R. Butler, a Washington-DC-based attorney who regularly advises clients on their Internet and digital media activities. "Many media professionals are already in the cloud when they use services such as Gmail, Google Docs and Mozy."

So, now that you know what the cloud is, are there any real workplace benefits to using it? Absolutely, say our experts. Here's why:...

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