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How to Use Outlook’s Auto Reply

August 28th, 2013

Have you ever sent an important email to a colleague, partner or customer and have it go unanswered for a few days or weeks only to get a reply stating that they were away on holiday? It can be frustrating when people are incommunicado and go away without letting others know.

4 Common Business Intelligence Mistakes

August 18th, 2013

In business, making decisions is simply a part of operations. Many make day-to-day ones that likely won't affect the organization in a big way, but when a big decision needs to be made, it's important to have data and information that will help with the decision.

12 Useful PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

August 11th, 2013

Do you remember the last time you watched someone give a presentation and they messed up, clicking the mouse too fast and moving the slides forward, or accidentally hitting a key and messing up the presentation? This can be painful to watch, even worse to do! Luckily, if you use PowerPoint, there are keyboard shortcuts you could use to make your next presentation go a little smoother.

RIP XP – April 8, 2014. Are You Ready?

August 8th, 2013

April 8, 2014. Businesses who are still running Windows XP on their systems need to mark this date, and circle it several times with a big red pen. If you're wondering why then this is because that's the date Microsoft is pulling support for XP. What this means for your business is a potentially increased security risks, no more support and ultimately the possibility of increased IT costs.

How to Flip Data in Spreadsheet?

August 7th, 2013

Productivity software can be found in pretty much every business. While there is usually a bundle of software available, the most useful is arguably the spreadsheet. Google users have a solid spreadsheet program in Google Drive. However, at first glance you may think this is missing some key features, such as the ability to transpose data.

Big Data Supports Decision Making!

August 3rd, 2013

As a business owner or manager you likely need to make small decisions on a regular basis, and have likely gotten good at making them. There has also likely been a time when you have had to make a big decision that had a big impact on your business. This can involve a challenging process and is one reason why many businesses are turning to Business Intelligence (BI). While BI is popular, there is a new sector that is gaining business fans: Big Data.

18 Keyboard Shortcuts for Excel 2013

July 19th, 2013

Navigation and interaction with a computer is typically done through a keyboard and a mouse. In some programs, worksheets for instance, many users will rely on the keyboard simply because it's quicker. This is one of the reasons why programmers have implemented keyboard shortcuts into programs like Microsoft Excel.

5 Reasons Business Continuity Fails

July 11th, 2013

Each year there seems to be an increasingly large number of disasters that affect an ever growing population. It would therefore make sense to take action to prepare your business for disasters, whatever they may be. To prepare, most business owners or managers will adopt a Business Continuity Plan.

New Features of Windows 8.1

July 6th, 2013

The most popular operating system (OS) in the world is Microsoft's Windows. The latest version of Windows - Windows 8 - was released in October of 2012, and has been slowly adopted by companies and users alike. With the release of this new OS, Microsoft stated that they would move to a yearly update schedule, the first of which - Windows 8.1 - has recently been announced.