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Windows XP: Time is running out, are you ready?

used with permission from HTS One of the most popular and longest lived Microsoft operating systems that we all know and love, Windows XP, has almost run its course. The clock is ticking… And on April 8, 2014, Windows XP will officially be “dead”, with no more extended support, and—more importantly—no more security patches. Hopefully,…

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Why Patching Your Software Matters!

used with permission from Norton by Symantec by Marian Merritt If you were to think of software like you would a houseplant, maybe it would be more natural to keep it patched and up-to-date. To take care of your plant, you’re supposed to water it, turn it in the sun for it to grow evenly…

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Inserting Online Videos in Word 2013

I’m no Word Queen. I get by just fine typing text, inserting the odd table here and there, and mashing the keyboard when my floated images won’t stay in place. But occasionally I need a more advanced tool (like Convert Text to Table – a lifesaver!). I’m excited to dig into Word 2013 and see…

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How to Build and Use a Business Budget That's Useful All Year Long

used with permission from SBA.gov by Caron Beesley Budgets are difficult to plan and maintain at the best of times – unexpected events, cash flow problems, supply chain issues and more can all reap havoc with even the most thoroughly planned business budgets. The other problem with budgets is that many of us set budgets…

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The phenomena of #hashtags

used with permission from Technology at Work It’s a simple symbol – two lines intersecting two lines. It’s been known as the number sign, the pound sign and the hash mark. It’s used for different purposes in linguistics, mathematics and computing. Of course, we’re talking about the # symbol. It’s a simple sign, but one…

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Which type of cloud is right for your business?

used with permission from Technology at Work OK, you’ve made the decision to move to the cloud. It’s now time to determine which cloud solution and set of supporting services is right not only for you, but potentially for your clients. After all, you’re also working with and safeguarding their data assets. As we’ve previously…

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Facebook Privacy Settings Got You Down? Here's a Guide!

Facebook Privacy Settings Got You Down? Here’s a Guide! Rik Ferguson: Making the Most Out of Facebook’s Privacy Settings Facebook’s privacy settings – opaque at best to even the savviest users and constantly changing – can seem like a hurdle even when you’re strongly motivated to lock your account down. Rik Ferguson, Vice President of…

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7 Considerations for Crafting an Online Privacy Policy

used with permission from SBA.gov by Caron Beesley If you are starting an online business, conducting email marketing, or interacting with your customers via your website, then you need to be aware of and adhere to online privacy policies. What do online privacy policies accomplish? Why do you need one? Sometimes, it’s required, such as…

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Excel tips for handling lots of data

used with permission from Technology at Work Managing huge amounts of data in Excel can be painful if you don’t know how to handle it properly. These tips* will boost your effectiveness and will make you feel more confident with hundreds of rows and columns. 1. Freeze Panes Have you ever dived into the unexplored…

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Streamline your company's documents with Word's Quick Style Sets

You may already know how to modify and create individual Quick Styles in Microsoft Word. This time, you’ll learn how to go one step further by creating and switching between sets of Quick Styles. You can make every company document look the same by reusing your own Quick Style Set! What is a Quick Style…

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