IT Productivity

A sophisticated corporate computer system and the latest software is no guarantee of efficiency if your staff is not trained in IT productivity.  Is your system set up to provide maximum ROI or are you finding that no matter how much money you throw at it, you are not achieving the time saving and increased work capacity that you expected from your IT investment?
 
Find articles on the Productivity Paradox and tips on efficient use of IT resources …

Technology Tools Need Fixing Too

The following is a guest post by Dana Camp, a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Now IT Works

It’s a poor carpenter who blames his tools, the old saying goes. But, that saying may not always be true.

We had a client which had a widely dispersed and mobile workforce. To make things easier for them, we migrated many of their … Read more...

Improve Product Offerings with a Product Roadmap

I don’t think anybody uses actual roadmaps anymore, but the word has not died. Why? Because a roadmap has come to mean “any document that provides a route to a destination”. In the business world, a roadmap means a plan for growth.

When I evaluate a new piece of software or application, I want to see a published roadmap. It’s … Read more...

Is it a Communication or Technology Breakdown?

It’s easy to blame an inanimate object. It’s harder to blame yourself.

Trying to get a laptop, smartphone, an app or website to do what you need it to do can be infuriating at times. Getting upset, getting frustrated are definitely part of the process. But, at no point during the process does someone step back and ask, “Is what … Read more...

How To Maximize Your Software To Boost Your Productivity

One of the easiest examples to point to when we talk about technology helping a business is processing credit card transactions.

Being used to Amazon, eBay, PayPal – really, any online system nowadays – we purchase something and enter a credit card number. Anything that is more complicated than that and you’re likely not to make a purchase. In most … Read more...

How To Clean Your Computer

Monday, February 12, is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. I know, you likely did not need to be reminded that the second Monday in February is already here and that means it is time to spend a few hours deleting unnecessary files and backing up your systems.

Of course, the first thing that should be noted is that the … Read more...

Five Tips To Help Small Businesses Get The Most Out Of Their Technology

Technology experts estimate that up to 90% of features included with software go unused. That is a staggering figure. And it’s easily fixable. Here are some tips to help you make sure small businesses are getting the most out of their IT resources.

  • Training. Many hardware and software providers offer free training to help new users, especially smaller businesses.
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A Simple Formula To See if a Company is Financially Sound

Whenever I used to see my grandfather, he would always ask me two questions. The first was, “How is business?” I would invariably say something like, “Good,” or “Fine.” The usual platitudes that make up most of what constitutes small talk. His second question was more important and not usually part of any small talk kind of conversation.

“How are … Read more...