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%.

Thanks to flashy tools, you can compose and distribute business slide shows online in novel ways. You may have heard about Google’s web-based presentation tool, where several collaborators can work on a slide deck simultaneously in real time. Here are other ways to give your bullet points added impact.

Here's a New Year’s resolution that's productive and easy to keep: Once and for all, take control of your e-mail! These five tips will help you stay organized, free up time and server space—and keep you from committing career suicide.

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).