When I changed my laptop a few months ago, it was the easiest migration to a new computer ever.
Basically I just had to connect to all the services in the cloud I had been using before and for many services the path was to get connected to Google+, Twitter and FaceBook and then connect to many other services via these connections.
Most of the teams I am working with are sharing their data with me in the cloud. As in the bad old days I do not have to call and ask for progress on this and that. I can check the status myself and even get notifications on my phablet when a colleague completes a task.
Within my profession being data quality improvement and Master Data Management (MDM) sharing data is going to be a winning path too as told in the post Sharing is the Future of MDM.
There are several ways of sharing master data like using commercial third party data, digging into open government data, having your own data locker and relying on social collaboration. These options are examined in the post Ways of Sharing Master Data.