Office Technology

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It is said that people only use 10% of their brains. Are you only using 10% of your office technology? We’ll help you unlock the other 90%.

What are the best online tools to help you get things done smarter and faster? Gina Trapani, lead blogger for Lifehacker.com and author of Upgrade Your Life, is an expert at helping people master modern technology. Here’s how everyday Joes and Janes can be like master geeks, she says.

Need to poll the ranks? If you’re an Outlook (2003) user, you can send an e-mail message with voting buttons to make things easier. Here's how to do it.

If you're spending too much time managing who can use which meeting room when and what equipment they will need, turn to software for a solution.

It pays to give more than lip service to the Web 2.0 trend, with its emphasis on trust and openness. Just look at Cisco Systems. All decisions at Cisco used to be made by the top 10 people in the company, says CEO John Chambers. Today, he is spreading the company’s leadership and decision-making far wider than before.

Think before you click.That’s the in-a-nutshell advice of Will Schwalbe, co-author of Send, a book about how to write the perfect e-mail. Here are three of his best practices.

Plan trips more easily with these online tools: Farecast, Google Maps and Inside Trip ...

During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt connected with people by tapping into new technology. His “fireside chats,” delivered by radio, allowed him to talk directly to citizens during one of the nation’s lowest economic points. Today, you can borrow from FDR’s playbook and connect with people through Web 2.0.

Just as you may use a “throwaway” e-mail address when you’re filling out forms on the web, you can also play it safe with your phone number. Pick up a free, temporary, disposable and anonymous phone number from Numbr (numbr.com).

What are the best online tools to help you get things done smarter and faster? Gina Trapani, lead blogger for Lifehacker.com and author of Upgrade Your Life, is an expert at helping people master modern technology. Here’s how everyday Joes and Janes can be like master geeks, she says ...

Google Spreadsheets is Web-based software that allows you to create new spreadsheets online, or to import and share existing Microsoft Excel files.