The cloud is simply a digital file storage system you access through the internet rather than through your network. Your documents and spread sheets are stored in buildings thousands of miles away from the office and are accessible to you, and other employees, no matter where you are. So, if you don’t need company servers anymore, maybe it’s time to think about converting the server room to another conference room. With wireless cloud technology, you can plop down on any computer anywhere in the office, or on the road for that matter, so why do you need your own cubicle? Work more comfortabley from a large work table, or sit and collaborate with fellow employees and still easily work on or share documents from your laptop to theirs through the cloud. You don’t need as many non-assigned desks as you do private workstations. Half you staff may be on the road at any given time anyway, especially your sales staff. This means using limited space in a more efficient manner, even reducing square footage and high rents with come with that. This cloud may not bring rain, but it does bring new ways to designe and utilize work space, and Workspace Solutions designers all over it.
If you’re still a bit cloudy on what cloud computing is, here’s a video that can shed some light on the subject.