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THE 19 20 24 The Productivity Cloud BY TARA SWORDS 24 THANKS TO CLOUD APPS, IT’S EASIER TO HIT THE ROAD WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT. These Web-based applications store your data on a remote server—on the Internet, basically—so you can access the information wherever you go, from almost any device. Sometimes cloud apps install a client on your computer, and that client calls up your data from a remote server; other cloud apps are entirely web-based and run in a browser. Use Gmail? Then you’re already using a cloud app. In Gmail, your messages live on a Google server, so you can get to them from any computer, smart phone or mobile device. That’s the value of the cloud: constant access to the data and files you need on the go without being tied to your laptop and without having to manually sync devices. Plus, you typically don’t have to devote many IT resources to cloud apps because they’re maintained on someone else’s servers. Cloud apps will see greater adoption in 2011. Already, you can find an app to do just about anything, whether that means replacing a desktop program or filling a need that you didn’t even know you had. 26 28 one+ 16 02.11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + February 2011

One + February 2011
Energy of Many
The Productivity Cloud
MPIWeb Connect
Events for Life
Gateway to the Future
Top Spots
It Was Not Interesting
The Wrong Words
Up to Snuff
That’s Enough Facebook
Super Foods to the Rescue
Shoring Resources
Jack and Smoke
Accidentally on Purpose
Staying on Top of Tech
The Joy of Work
Plan to Run
Productivity on the Go
Angel of the Favelas
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again
MPI’s 2011 Meeting Guide to Canada
Banff Centre
Ottawa Tourism
Tourisme Montréal
The Buzz
InterContinental Canada
Caesars Windsor
Vintage Hotels
The Great Green North
Whistler, British Columbia
Meetings and Conventions Calgary
Scotiabank Convention Centre

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