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Office Technology

Business Management Daily is your source for office technology tips and training. WE provide keyboard-tested advice on Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and more.

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%.

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Just as you avoid desk clutter by making a snap decision to use, file or discard incoming papers, apply the same method to reducing e-mail buildup on your computer.
If you’ve begun telecommuting, here’s a good way to maintain your visibility in a faraway home office: Ally yourself with key customers in your town.

Guard against PC theft

by on November 1, 1998 2:00am
in Office Technology

If you’re worried about someone stealing your computer, then we have a solution. Like a transmitter placed in your car, you can install software that “calls” a monitoring center when a thief logs on to the Internet or a phone line.
It’s great to receive e-mail when you’re seated at your office computer. But what happens when your boss or a key client sends you crucial e-mail while you’re rushing through an airport to catch a plane?

Type in comfort

by on November 1, 1998 2:00am
in Office Technology

If you use a laptop while on the road, you’ve surely tried to type away with your knees pressed together to form a makeshift table. But that rarely works, because you need a more firm, level surface.
If you’ve begun telecommuting, here’s a good way to maintain your visibility in a faraway home office: Ally yourself with key customers in your town.
Just as you avoid desk clutter by making a snap decision to use, file or discard incoming papers, apply the same method to reducing e-mail buildup on your computer.
Change never sleeps around here. Every day brings new initiatives, new market developments, new personnel. Sometimes I wish I could download every last bit of the latest news and e-mail everyone, so that no one feels left out. But reality interferes.
Whenever you compose an important memo or e-mail message, review it one last time before you send it.
You have little or no background in technology. But you must still manage a range of projects that involve significant investments in computers and related high-tech tools. Don’t fret.

Web security

by on December 1, 1997 12:30pm
in Office Technology

Although using your credit card to make purchases over the Internet no longer is foolhardy, you still must guard against fraud.

Space saver

by on December 1, 1997 12:30pm
in Office Technology

A new device combines a touch pad and a tablet that lets you use your finger as a stylus.

Dust off your computer

by on December 1, 1997 12:30pm
in Office Technology

Airborne dust penetrates everywhere, including inside your computer’s exhaust fan.
Don’t pull off the keys in an effort to try a manual deep cleaning.
In theory, beepers, cellular phones and laptops with modems help you stay in touch with your customers and coworkers.
With the growth of the Internet, you may wonder what role the Web should play in your company’s business.
When working at a computer, you only blink one-third as often as you do pursuing other activities.
A new Internet software program allows users to hear their e-mail messages over the telephone and then compose a verbal reply to them.
Deleting computer records may not erase your legal troubles.
Get on the Web and print them out.
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