Could cloud computing change how we communicate?

Wikis and other collaborative tools may replace the old familiar apps.

At least one CIO has already done away with email and Office. Insider (registration required)

The way analyst Alan Lepofsky figures it, organizations have several options when it comes to their worker productivity applications. Besides ignoring the cloud option completely, IT leaders could:

Move their existing on-premises products (likely Microsoft Office) to the cloud, opting for the same or similar applications in a Web-based format.

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Move just the storage but not the tool to the cloud, using applications like Dropbox to share files.

Use cloud applications to enable a whole new way of processing work flow and communications.

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