Productivity

Learn the latest tech from these short 2020 videos.

G Suite gets a new name

November 2, 2020 Categorized in: Project Management

When Google introduced its paid version in 2016, as a suite of productivity tools designed with additional functionality to serve the business community, it presented a challenge to the behemoth that is Microsoft Office. Though Microsoft is still the primary market shareholder, G Suite, now known as Google Workspace, is gaining momentum among business users.

No more passwords! (Maybe)

November 2, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

This might seem like a dream come true, especially for devices on which typing a password is a challenge for fingers that are bigger than the touchscreen keyboard. However, the development of biometrics to authenticate access has some drawbacks.
In the technology field, dealing with change is nonnegotiable. But how did we get here? And what can we learn about the history that will help us today?
The proliferation of cybersecurity attacks can be measured in incidents per minute. These resources can help you stay on top of it all.
Is there any way to get Gmail to apply different colored stars? … Can I label an email with more than one label? … Can I create custom categories?

6 ways to optimize home Wi-Fi

October 7, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

Working from home offers many conveniences—as long as the internet connection remains stable. The competition for connectivity is critical in this age of teleworking and homeschooling, considering all the wireless devices being engaged and their overload risk. These DIY tips can improve coverage for every device.

Never leave customers wondering

September 23, 2020 Categorized in: Problem Solving

For customers, time spent waiting for help is anxious time. Train your employees to take these steps when responding to customers.
A survey of executives by Successful Meetings magazine yielded the following checklist of must-haves for building attendance and satisfying attendees that their money and time were well spent.

3 sites for keeping track of time

September 8, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

Time zones, holidays and time math can be a real challenge in our global business world. Here are some handy sites to help.
Even the best planned projects can run into problems over time, no matter how hard you try to anticipate and prevent them. Be on the lookout for these common issues that can crop up as a project goes on and on.

Solve a problem in 6 steps

July 9, 2020 Categorized in: Problem Solving

What if we … ? Or maybe we should … ? Whatever the challenge you’re facing, it’s easy to get so caught up in trying to find creative solutions that you end up running around in circles and accomplishing nothing. Apply a little logic to the task by following these steps.

Complain so things get done

June 24, 2020 Categorized in: Problem Solving

When you receive rude or poor quality service from, say, another department or a vendor, it’s right to complain. Just do it in a way that leads to improvement.