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Does Your Business Have a Social Media Policy?

Does Your Business Have a Social Media Policy?

75% of employers say their business has no formal policy instructing employees on the appropriate use of social networking sites on the job. Every employee is a marketing representative of your organization. Have you defined what content is OK to post? What is off-limits? Have you educated your team how to optimize their privacy settings and how keep their personal profiles and friends[...]
A Free MS Office Replacement!

A Free MS Office Replacement!

A meaningful IT expense that most businesses have is Microsoft Office software. Depending on the edition you get, it can easily cost $300 to $500 per computer. If you get it bundled with a new computer it may only cost $200 to $300, but that still adds up to a lot of money. The worst part is that every time[...]
Free business-class web conferencing!

Free business-class web conferencing!

One of the technology tools that every business can benefit from is web conferencing. With it you can minimize the high costs and wasted time of travelling. Some businesses use Skype for this. Some use WebEx or one of a dozen other similar services. So far, none of them has had all the needed features - specifically: Is affordable Operates on every device[...]
Better Email and Big Savings on MS Office!

Better Email and Big Savings on MS Office!

This is a daily-double of tech tips. For some it will significantly improve their business email. For others, it's a way to save big-bucks on the global standard for business software, Microsoft Office. Many business people spend a lot of money and time to cultivate a professional, credible image for their customers. They have a nice website, a nice logo and[...]
Deliver Better PowerPoint Presentations!

Deliver Better PowerPoint Presentations!

Last Thursday night, around midnight, I was putting the finishing touches on a PowerPoint presentation that I was to deliver at a Solon Chamber of Commerce seminar series, the next morning. I loaded the PowerPoint file onto my laptop, and breathed a sigh of relief that I was ready to go. The next morning, a half hour before I had[...]
An Outstanding and Free Navigation System!

An Outstanding and Free Navigation System!

My car has what I believe is one of the best navigation systems available. It's easy to use, accurate and a business necessity for those of us who are directionally challenged. That being said, there is a nav-system that is even better. No update service is needed because it's always kept current. Nice graphics and easy to understand. It can audibly[...]
Save on Business Purchases!

Save on Business Purchases!

Over the years, Amazon.com has transformed the way that business people shop online. It's fast, easy and you can find the most competitive pricing available anywhere. Just go to http://amazon.com  in your web browser, and enter a short description or product number into the search box. What you may not know is that you can buy a one-year subscription to their[...]
Improve Your Backups!

Improve Your Backups!

When I meet with a new client I look at where they are most vulnerable to having something really bad happen with their IT. First on my list is their backups. Some businesses aren't making any on a regular basis. Some are using old fashioned tapes and cartridges. Most have not recently tested their backups to see if anything is[...]
Super Easy-to-Make Business Videos!

Super Easy-to-Make Business Videos!

Short videos are a great way to communicate with customers, vendors and business associates. Why aren't they used more often? Too complicated! Clients ask me all the time about lighting needs, types of cameras and microphones, whether they have to make scripts, what software to use, how to synchronize voice with the video... might as well forget it. Seems like[...]
Online Event Management!

Online Event Management!

If your organization conducts events, fundraisers, online meetings, webinars, conferences, tradeshows, or classes, then you know what a hassle it is to do the back-office administration for them. By that, I mean promoting the event via email or your website, providing an easy way for people to register online, collecting that information, processing their payments, issuing tickets, and reporting who[...]
Free Anti-Virus!

Free Anti-Virus!

If you are paying for anti-virus software for your computers at home, it's time to stop doing that.  Even if your existing software came with the computers when you bought them, they all have to be renewed - and that can cost you anywhere from $20 to $50 per computer per year. Instead, download avast! anti-virus software.  It's completely free with[...]
$200 Computers!

$200 Computers!

Many organizations have some very old computers that should be replaced sooner, rather than later. But the thought of spending $600 to $1,000 for each, in this economy, is reason enough to wait. There's an option that no computer store will tell you about, that can save you a LOT of money --- quality, brand-name, refurbished computers. What, you say -[...]
Free Screen Sharing and Why You Need It!

Free Screen Sharing and Why You Need It!

If you've ever wanted to collaborate with someone at another location on a Word or PowerPoint document I'm going to explain how you can do it quickly, easily and for free. Or, maybe you want to show a co-worker at another office how to enter a certain transaction in QuickBooks. The possibilities are endless. Any time you want someone to[...]
Save Hours of Time Entering Contact Information!

Save Hours of Time Entering Contact Information!

How long does it take you to enter someone's name, company and contact information into Outlook, Excel, GoldMine, Act, SugarCRM or whatever else you use to track customers, prospects and leads? If you're fast, probably a couple of minutes. Multiply that by the number of contacts your organization manages - including the hundreds or thousands that your marketing people work[...]
How to Easily Crack Passwords!

How to Easily Crack Passwords!

A client called me last month and explained that an employee he recently fired, refused to provide him with the password to get into an important Excel worksheet. 10 minutes later my client was browsing through the spreadsheet and pulling out the information he needed for his business deal. Pretty impressive, eh? Not so much, if you know about a company[...]
High Priced CRM on the Cheap!

High Priced CRM on the Cheap!

Almost every organization already has a way of managing customer information such as names and addresses - even if it's only a a rolodex card file, or a simple contact management system such as ACT and GoldMine. The most flexible and useful systems are called "Customer Relationship Management" systems, or CRM for short. They let you easily keep track of[...]
Free Graphic/Photo Editor!

Free Graphic/Photo Editor!

This free software is just what the doctor ordered for a variety of common needs - all related to graphics, clip art and photos. If you have a personal photo and need to send someone a head-shot, you can easily crop the photo with Irfanview. If you are posting a photo of your organization on a website, Irfanview will let[...]
Create better presentations more quickly!

Create better presentations more quickly!

Who among us hasn't had to make a PowerPoint presentation? My friends still kid me that as someone who lives and breathes technology, that I probably did one when I proposed to my wife (I didn't). Nonetheless business presentations can be more effective if they are done properly with the right technology and visual aids. Once you organize your content,[...]
Passwords - how to keep track of them all!

Passwords - how to keep track of them all!

Most everyone gets overwhelmed these days trying to remember their user ID's and passwords - not just because your computer network and so many sites require them, but also because you are forced to change them every so often. You are told to make them complex so that they can't be hacked, and yet if you make them too complex[...]
Free conference calling

Free conference calling

One of the free productivity tools that I use several times a week is Rondee. Rondee is a very nice online service that lets you easily make telephone conference calls. You can give out the phone number and access code to several people and immediately start talking.  You can also schedule calls for a future date and time, and have Rondee[...]