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Office software

Office software goes far beyond word processing and spreadsheets. Make sure you’re developing the technology skills your office needs to succeed.

From Google tips and web document management to web meetings and more, Business Management Daily tells you what’s new, and whether it’s worth the investment.

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Tips for working in new or unfamiliar software: 1.  Right-click to see what options you have. 2. Google your question. 3. Keep detailed notes in a file for software tasks you do only occasionally.

The iPad app Office Bleepster is designed to make communication between an executive and assistant easy and seamless. With 25 predetermined instant-message buttons, which you set up yourself, Office Bleep­ster allows for one-button to one-button communication.

As more and more employees telecommute and spread out over the globe, keeping employees in the loop and part of the company culture can be a challenge. Try business social software, a catchall term for intranet versions similar to Facebook. It's the new must-have, like email was a decade ago.
A recent question posted on the Admin Pro Forum offers this advice on using Adobe...
Today’s mobile workforce is changing the concept of where work is done. Social contact manager Gist analyzed some of the data on the mo­­bile workforce and offers a glimpse of how today’s workforce is changing as people choose where, when and how they work. Example: 3 out of 5 workers say they don’t need to be in the office anymore to be productive.
Q. We use an electronic I-9 software system that was developed in-house. How can we ensure it complies with federal law?
Most successful businesses take the time to develop a written marketing plan. Here are 10 quick steps for building a plan that’s right for your business, your goals and your marketplace.
Your software is sluggish; your gadgets are glitchy. Here are seven easy updates that will improve your technological life. For starters, get a smartphone—having instant access to your e-mail, calendars, address book, GPS and anything on the Internet will make your life easier.
What are your strengths? How could you improve? A look inward helps you understand your own motivations and helps hone your intuition. Here are guidelines for writing a self-assessment from Sharon Daniels, chief executive of AchieveGlobal.

Often, we use a software program because it's available, not because it's the best one for the job. And rushing to buy a new program also can cost you more in time and trouble (on top of the dollars) than if you'd made do with a program already loaded on your computer. Before choosing which program to use for a job, answer these questions:

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