b'Workplace Technology: Working Smarter,Not HarderM illions of people work outside of an office each day, and that number grows daily. More andmore,peopleareoptingtoworkfromhomeeitherfull-timeasfreelancers,oron occasion through their employers, who have overwhelmingly been changing their culture to accommodate the evolving working environment. To meet the needs of a workforce that may not be in the same office, city, state, or even country at the same time, companies are relying on technology to connect the people who work together. Everything from document collaboration to communication and video conferencing channels to interactive meeting tools, companies can find the exact item necessary to help their employees work together more easily.The CloudIf someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. Itellthemthat,simplyput,cloudcomputingisabetterwaytorunyourbusiness.~ Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.comThe cloud isnt new. The notion of network-based computing dates to the 1960s, but many believe the first use of cloud computing in its modern context occurred on August 9, 2006, when then Google CEO Eric Schmidt introduced the term to an industry conference. Since then, cloud computing has taken over every aspect of our livesand work products are no different. Using the cloud, employees are able to provide input on documents, spreadsheets and presentations, making edits, changes and comments at the same time, without impeding the progress of others. 36'