Weekly Video Tips
DEVsource Skill Builder – Adding Images to a Word Document
The old saying is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, so why don’t we use more of them in our documents? As this Skill Builder video shows, it’s easy and adds to the presentation and message you are trying to communicate to your audience.
Evan Longoria Catches a ball during interview
No one saw that ball coming, but Evan Longoria acted instinctively almost like he had eyes in the back of his head.
If you’re like most businesses you can’t afford to have your operations to be halted for even one day due to a crashed server, data loss or corruption. How important is your critical business data? Who’s watching your back?
Are you 100 percent sure that your backup system is working? It’s a terrible feeling to find out that your backup system has not been working for months when you desperately need to recover a file or recover from a serious system crash. If you are at all concerned about your Disaster Recovery and Data Protection strategy, engage with us and let us make that catch for you.
How To Build A Quick Chart In Excel
Did the boss just walk in the door and say, I need a chart from this spreadsheet in 5 minutes, or what if you are the boss and you have a client deadline and think a chart would just clinch the deal.
In this Skill Builder video learn the secrets of making charts quickly using an Excel spreadsheet.
Learn The Power Of The Right Click In Excel
The right click button of your mouse is loaded with some great hidden tricks to make your Excel spreadsheet stands out. This Skill Builder video is loaded with an “under the hood” look at the right click button for Excel.
Are You Going After Your Business Dream?
The most watched viral video of 2012 was Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic free fall from 128,000 feet. It has been clicked on 30,500,000 times and still counting. What’s the secret, did that many people really want to watch a guy jump from 128,000 feet, or where they watching to see someone achieve a dream.
How is it in your business are you still working in the business and not on the business. What’s holding you back.
If you are feeling held back by outdated systems and yesterdays’ IT, you need to give us a call. We can help you move your business forward, with ways to work for profitability and efficiently in IT. Maybe we can help you create time for you to work on your own bucket list.
What do you really spend on IT?
When someone asks you what you spend on IT, your first impulse is to talk about the hardware and the labor and what you pay your IT guy. The reality is that you spend a lot more money on soft costs. What does it cost when the server is slow, when the desktop is slow or when the server goes down for 5 hours? What does it cost in lost wages, lost sales or not being able to serve your customers?
Soft costs far exceed your hard costs. Your computer guy should be looking at ways to reduce the soft costs to justify what you are paying him on a regular basis.
Look around your business and say, “What do I really spend on IT?” Then give us a call and we will work together to reduce those soft costs and add real dollars to your bottom line.
Try “Do Rei Me” In A Public Place To Start The Day Off Right!
Here is a video of almost 200 people taking over Antwerpen’s Central Station in Belgium and doing a carefully choreographed dance to the “Do Re Mi” song (aka Maria’s Dance aka Maria’s Song) from “Sound of Music” has garnered almost a million views on YouTube, and continues to grow.
People like viral videos, they like flash mobs, and they like weird junk on the Internet, but this video has struck an especially emotional chord with those who’ve watched it.
It’s a publicity stunt for a reality show, but that doesn’t seem to bother anyone, they just like it for what it is: a really cool, well shot video, that lets average people express their joy and talent and make those around them happy for a brief period. The producers chose the exact right song: one that harkens back to our childhoods.
Oops…the true story of how Toy Story 2 was deleted from Pixar server, and the backup failed.
Lost your backup, can’t happen to you? Watch this video, then go to the mirror and repeat three times, “my back up is good.” If it can happen to a giant of Silicon Valley, then it could happen to you. Here is the amazing story of how Toy Story 2 was totally lost and then recovered again.
Free Disaster Recovery Audit
We have worked with countless clients who are interested in making plans for disaster recovery. We have heard numerous times from business owners who are worried about what would happen if a disaster struck and their valuable business data was erased. We firmly believe that you should never have to pay to learn about ways you can protect your business technology so I am offering you a Free Disaster Recovery Audit.
During the meeting we will go over the following:
Determine what data is critical to your organization so we can make sure it IS being backed up.
What data you have and where is it? We often find critical data on laptops and other devices that is NOT being backed up.
What processes (like payroll) are critical and CANNOT be down for an extended period of time?
What is your tolerance for downtime in general? For example, how long could you be without access to your server, files, email, Internet, and other processes before it started costing you real money?
What’s your plan for a true disaster? What will you do if you and your team can’t get into your office because of a fire, flood or natural disaster?
Because this is such an important topic and I want to reach all of our current clients, there is no time limit on this offer. As a savvy business person you realize the value of what I am talking about.