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Tip of the Week: The Very Basics of Computer Cleaning

Tip of the Week: The Very Basics of Computer Cleaning

For your employees to succeed, their tools need to be in proper working order. While often overlooked, this means that their workstations need to be kept clean. Here, we’re reviewing the basics of cleaning your workstation to keep it running well.

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Tip of the Week: Scheduling Your Business Assets More Thoughtfully

Tip of the Week: Scheduling Your Business Assets More Thoughtfully

Most businesses stick to a schedule to help ensure that their processes are chugging along efficiently, and that everyone has a task to ensure that the business is optimally productive. Of course, these kinds of things aren’t always easy. However, modern cloud software solutions are now available to make it a lot simpler.

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Tip of the Week: Keeping a Smartphone from Overheating

Tip of the Week: Keeping a Smartphone from Overheating

If your smartphone has ever been blazing hot for no apparent reason, you know how worrying it can be to try and use it. Many smartphones will automatically shut down if they get too hot, but either way, this excess of heat can also be very bad for the device itself, so it is important to try to keep it as cool as you can. For this week’s tip, we’re sharing a few simple and safe ways to cool your overheating phone back down.

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Tip of the Week: Handy Excel Functions You May Not Have Known About

Tip of the Week: Handy Excel Functions You May Not Have Known About

There are a lot of functions and capabilities buried in Microsoft Excel, many of which are unknown by most users. This is a real shame, as the value of Excel as a business tool is considerably larger than the simple organization that many see as its limits. To help counteract this, let’s go over a few useful utilities that Excel enables, if you know how to access them.

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Tip of the Week: How to Plan for Your Business’ IT Hardware Needs

Tip of the Week: How to Plan for Your Business’ IT Hardware Needs

When it comes to their necessary hardware, there are some things that most businesses generally have in common, differences in scale notwithstanding. As such, businesses of all sizes should consider the same things while putting together their IT infrastructure. For this week’s tip, we’re going over these considerations to benefit your hardware planning and implementation.

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Tip of the Week: Get More from Your Android Device’s Battery

Tip of the Week: Get More from Your Android Device’s Battery

Is your Android device’s battery becoming a problem? Does it seem like you only get a few hours of use on a full charge? Does it shut off well before it should? These are common problems that happen when a device gets older (not-so-curiously around the time that you pay off the device). If your device’s battery is running slower, there are some steps you can take to ensure that you can get through your day without having to constantly worry about your device shutting down.

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Tip of the Week: Some Google Search Tips You May Not Have Known

Tip of the Week: Some Google Search Tips You May Not Have Known

Be honest: you don’t think, “I need to search for this online.” You think, “I need to Google this.” Google is the standard in online search, but so few of us use it to its fullest abilities. Here, we’re sharing a few tips and tricks to make your use of Google Search much more effective.

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Tip of the Week: Some Shortcuts You May Find Useful

Tip of the Week: Some Shortcuts You May Find Useful

Keyboard shortcuts are inherently useful, from the classic cut (ctrl+X), copy (ctrl+C), and paste (ctrl-V) to the ones that fewer people know about. For this week’s tip, we’re shining the spotlight on some of these other (perhaps lesser known) keyboard shortcuts.

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Tip of the Week: Adding Google Drive Files to Your Bookmarks

Tip of the Week: Adding Google Drive Files to Your Bookmarks

Your business’ productivity is incredibly important to its processes. Considering this, it is critically important that you enable your team to work as productively as possible. To help you accomplish this, we’re sharing a tip with you: how to add your G Suite documents to your bookmarks bar.

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Tip of the Week: How to Create a Thread on Twitter

Tip of the Week: How to Create a Thread on Twitter

Do you use Twitter to keep in touch with your clients? If you don’t, you should consider it, as it provides a simple way for you to reach the people you want to have as clients. While the brief-message format that Twitter is based on may seem to be an obstacle, Twitter has provided an elegant way to overcome this potential issue. This week, our tip will cover how to create a Twitter thread.

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Tip of the Week: Changing Your Notification Settings on Android Devices

Tip of the Week: Changing Your Notification Settings on Android Devices

Notifications are one of the Android mobile platform’s most-often-used functions, but they can perhaps also detract from workplace focus the most. To help limit these interruptions, we’re dedicating this week’s tip to better managing these notifications for your productivity.

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Tip of the Week: Time Management that Really Works

Tip of the Week: Time Management that Really Works

You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. Making the most of your time at work isn’t always easy. There are all types of unexpected distractions that take up a lot of time, so you should know what works to help you get the most out of the time you do have. Today, we present three considerations that will help you manage your time better.

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Tip of the Week: Simplify Your Processes with Workspaces in Google Drive!

Tip of the Week: Simplify Your Processes with Workspaces in Google Drive!

To consolidate their tools, numerous businesses have adopted the centralized benefits of software suites and comprehensive cloud services, like Google’s G Suite offering. However, while all these files and resources may be available through a single service in G Suite, they could easily be stored in far different locations. For this week’s tip, we’re going over how you can fix this by using the Google Drive feature known as Workspaces.

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Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Have Known

Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Have Known

It can’t be denied that the Internet browser is one of the most utilized pieces of software on any workstation, mobile device, or computer of any kind. With so much time spent inside the browser, we thought that we would share some shortcuts that you probably don’t know exist.

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Tip of the Week: Should You Unplug Your Laptop While in Use?

Tip of the Week: Should You Unplug Your Laptop While in Use?

Businesses have been leaning more towards using laptops for their computing needs, thanks to the mobility that they offer while also offering comparable performance to modern desktops. There is an important question that you should be asking, though: can a laptop be left plugged in whenever it is left in one spot? Let’s find out for this week’s tip.

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Tip of the Week: Better Video Conferencing for Better Meetings

Tip of the Week: Better Video Conferencing for Better Meetings

Today’s businesses have swiftly adopted video conferencing, even before business continuity required it. Considering this, let’s examine how your team can make the most of their video conferences with a few tips.

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Tip of the Week: Optimism Improves Reality

Tip of the Week: Optimism Improves Reality

It has been pretty difficult for most small business owners to stay positive lately. They’ve had to deal with more in the past few months than many have in their entire entrepreneurial careers. Today, as businesses are gearing up to get back to work, we thought it would be helpful to explain some ways that you can stay positive. 

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Tip of the Week: Sanitize Your Computer

Tip of the Week: Sanitize Your Computer

While we may talk about computer viruses a lot, we wanted to change tack briefly and talk about the other kind--the kind that makes you sick, rather than your technology. With COVID-19 still plaguing the news, we felt that there was no time like the present to do so.

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Tip of the Week: The Best Way to Cut Your IT Support Costs

Tip of the Week: The Best Way to Cut Your IT Support Costs

In any business, IT-related expenses can be the most volatile, making them unpredictable and prone to swelling unexpectedly. As a result, many businesses are in a lose-lose situation: they can lose potential income by not keeping their essential solutions maintained and up-to-date, and they are prone to more frequent, inflated payments to have their issues resolved as they appear. For today’s tip, we’ll be going over how a managed IT service agreement can put a stop to this.

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Tip of the Week: Optimizing Remote Productivity

Tip of the Week: Optimizing Remote Productivity

For many, the Coronavirus has kept them from their workplaces and offices as a precautionary measure to help limit the spread of infection. This has given many the opportunity to work from home for the time being, which can be just as effective as working in the traditional office. Here, we’ve put some tips together to help you make the most of remote work strategies.

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