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Big Data is empowering and driving 21st Century leaders, whether in business, city government, or even sports. This year, we’re expanding Figures of Progress and inviting you to take part in learning and doing. Join us as we continue the dialogue and explore how big data is being harnessed to change our world.

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DO: Use Cloud to Collaborate

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GOOD and IBM have teamed up to bring you Figures of Progress to explore how data is empowering and driving 21st Century leaders, whether in business or city government. This year, we’re expanding Figures of Progress and inviting you to take part in learning and doing. Join us as we continue the dialogue and explore how big data is being harnessed to change our world.

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Think about all the ways you work with your coworkers. You stop by their desks, have meetings, conference calls, maybe even chat over instant messaging. But did you know the cloud might be another tool to help you work smarter?

In one study, 68 percent of businesses say employees’ requests for cloud services have increased. But why? Applications on the cloud allows groups to collaborate simultaneously from anywhere in the world. Sharing notes, updates and revisions in real time allows you to work faster and more in sync with your teammates from anywhere in the world. Fortunately there are a lot of cloud computing options and you might even already be using cloud applications and not realize it. Take a look at some cloud computing options below:

Dropbox:
Its tagline is “Your stuff, anywhere” and that’s really the best way to describe it. You can upload files and folders to Dropbox to easily share and manage with others. With Dropbox for Business, teams can easily share documents and even recover deleted files—no more email attachments.

Google Drive:
Google itself has many tools between Gmail, Gchat, Google Hangouts and Drive. But Drive is where document collaboration comes in. You can create documents, spreadsheets and even presentations that multiple users can access and edit at once.

Campfire:
Created by the team at 37signals, Campfire is a web-based chat room for businesses. Multiple people can join a room to discuss projects, ideas or even just the weather. This isn’t 37signals only offering though, check out Basecamp for project management, and Highrise for contact management.

Trello:
Simply, a place to organize your things. Trello can work for project management, to-do lists, and even cross-team collaboration to keep track of who’s doing what in real time.

Huddle:
This cloud-based solution offers a mix of everything. Between file sharing, content collaboration and individual user profiles, you can easily connect and contribute to the right people and projects.

IBM SmartCloud:
Whether you want a private, public or hybrid cloud, IBM offers businesses the ability to build their own to integrate apps and solutions specific to their needs.

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