The other day I helped run a session for a large multinational technology company looking to encourage social media within its organisation – all credit to them, they know they need to move in this direction and sought advice about how best to do it.
I prepared a short presentation and, being the cloudy sort of a guy i am, naturally did so with a SaaS application.
I got into the session and we begun discussing the agenda – I mentioned that I’d prepared a presentation and was asked to email it to the organiser to which I *naturally* answered “it’s a cloud doc, anyone can access it online”… stunned disbelief ensued and someone actually asked “you mean Microsoft office works online? I knew you could store stuff online but didn’t know you could actually look at it there”.
Now this isn’t in any way a criticism of the organisation I was working with, nor the people within it – they’re all professionals just trying to do their jobs. it is however a reminder of just how far we have to go before the world is a completely cloudy place – i long for the day, but it’s far, far away yet.
Anyway – just to show what I was up to I thought I’d embed the preso here – think of it as a showcase of cloud and social media – in one action I’m using cloud storage, cloud applications, cloud based blogging and connectedness between multiple social networking/microblogging sites – welcome to (my) future! Obviously there’s a bunch of context missing that was encapsulated in the conversation around the presentation – but you’ll get the gist no doubt.