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10 ways to be more productive with Microsoft Excel

When it comes to Microsoft Excel, most people fall into one of two categories. There are those that love it and can’t live without it, and there are others who hate it and are completely intimidated by it. In today’s era of data, learning how to use Excel to be more productive is important. Despite the fact that there are a vast amount of other ap...

Enabling remote work is easier than ever (and good for your business)

Does your business empower employees to "work from home" yet or is there still a stigma attached to that phrase? It was less than ten years ago that company employees working remotely required virtual private network (VPN) software installed on their devices and the company to buy all the expensive secure server infrastructure required to maintain...

6 tech trends to watch for in 2020

2020. A year that once had a futuristic ring to it. A year we imagined with flying cars and robot butlers. Alas, technology hasn’t advanced that far just yet! Though we've seen plenty of impressive new technology, like artificial intelligence and phones that unlock by scanning our faces, it's not quite the world we imagined we would be living in w...

Want email security? Ditch sharing your Outlook user mailboxes!

Many businesses use generic user mailboxes in their Microsoft Outlook email system that can be logged onto or shared by multiple users. Shared mailboxes are useful for multiple employees at the company who need access to the same mailbox for a functional purpose. For example, a support@examplecorp.com email address might be shared by multiple peop...

8 Skills Needed To Be A Successful Tech Lead

It goes without saying that technology has exploded in recent years. While for many organizations today, technology is the business, even non-tech companies have a tech or IT person, team or department. Technology is such a crucial aspect of business that software engineers and developers now have a seat at the leadership table. Business leaders a...

Are coworking spaces becoming the new normal?

Research shows that 33 percent of today’s workforce comprises independent or freelance professionals, and by 2020, that number is expected to rise to 40 percent. There are a myriad of reasons why professionals—especially those in the technology space—are transitioning from full-time employees to consultants, which we discuss further in...

Microsoft Office Upload Center is going away. Should you be worried?

For almost ten years, Microsoft Office users have seen the orange "Upload Center" icon in their system tray (the technical term for those notifications in the lower-right corner of Windows). It is an essential tool for business users who keep most of their documents in the cloud. But a recent email sent to all Office 365 early access users in the ...

7 things you should know about Microsoft Teams

FlexJobs reveals in its State of the Remote Job Marketplace report there are now 3.9 million Americans (or 2.9% of the total US workforce) who work from home at least half the time. And it’s a trend that is growing. Fifteen years ago, remote workers were just that - remote. Silent, sometimes-forgotten employees.  However, advancements in comm...

5 reasons why technology professionals become consultants

The classic goal of getting a job, a career and a pension has been knocked on its head. Every year, employers of all sizes are taking advantage of new technology and relying on contracted workers. According to a recent Marist poll, within ten years contractors and freelancers could make up half the American workforce. Many companies are now choosing to h...

4 critical steps to successfully involve your project stakeholders

A successful project is one that meets stakeholders’ needs. One of the main reasons projects fail is deliverables don’t match what the customer or key project stakeholders wanted. This can be disheartening to those involved in the project and can have career repercussions in high-stakes projects. This article will dive into the reasons why you mi...

7 ways to grow your next generation of leaders

Here’s a fact that might surprise you: by 2025 Millennials will make up about 75 percent of the workforce! That means Millennials (born early 1980s to mid 1990s) will be recruiting, onboarding, training, and coaching your future leaders - Generation Z. Generation Z (born mid-1990’s to mid-2000’s) form the base of new employees who are eithe...

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