In-person collaboration is great, don't get me wrong; but sometimes it's just not efficient. If your client, coworker or legal aide is in another state, you need cloud collaboration. If you need a document revised or signed quickly and you don't have time to wait for the client or other source to travel to where you are, you need cloud collaboration.
You have a couple of options. You can install Google Drive to collaborate with him or you can request that he install Dropbox to collaborate. But if he's not used to using Dropbox, this can turn into a headache.
Your other option is to be prepared for this in the first place. Yes, you can install all the major cloud services and hope you don't have a client or source that uses a different one. Or you can try a cloud synchronization service such as cloudHQ. By using cloudHQ, you can collaborate over files even if your client is using a separate cloud service. So if you are using Dropbox and he is using Google Drive, you can collaborate over the same file since every revision you make to the file in Dropbox is instantly replicated to the file in Google Drive. So you can quickly collaborate with your client or source, make the necessary revisions and each of you can legally sign the document using signing software such as Docusign. Now you have the complete legal document prepared and ready to file. This is just one of the many ways that cloudHQ can save you time and money.
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