Wednesday, 25 May 2011

FREE WEBINAR: Why Co-working's Good for Business?

Join us free, from the comfort of your desk, to find out more about co-working and why it's good for your personal and business development, particularly if you work at home or in a small team.

The Mussel Club is kindly hosting Space on Tap's first 'Net Meeting' for 15/20 minutes at 10 am on Friday 10th June.

CLICK HERE to find out more or to book your free place

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Free space ... in the Cloud

Co-workers getting down to business
in our Tyneside Cinema pop up office
Another great co-working day was had at the Tyneside Cinema on 10th May, with co-workers enjoying an inspiring office for the day as well as a free heritage tour around this amazing art deco building.  

Jeremy Scally, LittleBigFish
Our SpoT Chat after lunch, led by co-worker Jeremy Scally from BigLittleFish, centred around Cloud Computing, helping co-workers to understand what it is, and for the group to share their experiences ...

There was a really broad spectrum of knowledge in the group of 12 co-workers, from literally none at all (and really willing to learn from scratch!) to professional expertise (but still managing to up some tips during the chat!). Everyone agreed they'd learnt something during the session so a big tick for everyone involved :)

Co-workers shared their tips on free Cloud applications that they were already using and that they were happy to recommend - here's a quick list - we obviously can't endorse any of them formally, but we're looking forward to trying some of them out!

DROPBOX - Free File Sharing/Storing - great for sharing photos and large documents, but also if you need somewhere to store documents/emails etc for you to access remotely

FLICKR - Photo storage and sharing

JING - Allows you to take a picture or make a short video of what you see on your computer monitor (both free and paid for versions available)

MAILCHIMP - Email newsletters to up to 2,000 subscribers and track results with free version

SLIDESHARE - Provides online access to powerpoint presentations, documents and videos 

SKYPE SCREEN SHARING - Allows you to share your desktop screen with whoever you're talking to on 

SURVEYMONKEY - Online survey tool - free version is very useable and recommended by many, although most of the reporting and features come in the paid for version

VIMEO - An alternative to YouTube for sharing videos

If you have any questions or comments about any of these Cloud products, feel free to post them here and we'll ask Jeremy from BigLittleFish and others to respond.  


Video Blog - Why co-working's good for business, Dona Skaife

VIEW THIS SHORT VIDEO BLOG by Dona Skaife, WBS Accountants, who explains why Colleagues on Tap co-working days are good for her and her business.

If you'd like to join Space on Tap at a future Colleagues on Tap co-working day CLICK HERE to check out future events.
If you're interested in hosting your own co-working day, get in touch