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  • Blog Post: What are leaders referring to when they talk about business productivity?

    What are leaders referring to when they talk about business productivity? Business leaders constantly talk about the importance of raising productivity levels within the workplace, and with good reason. But what exactly are they talking about - and how is productivity measured? According to...
  • Blog Post: Are You Paying for Unproductive Employees?

    Unproductive employees are a drain on your company morale as well as your bottom line. Nearly 29% of company time is unproductive – the equivalent of 33.5 days per worker per year. The estimated cost of this lack of productivity tops out at nearly $600 billion per year in the US ( Proudfood Consulting...
  • Blog Post: Today is the Global Virtual Launch for Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010, plus Office 2010 free trial is now available! By David Bennie

    It’s an exciting day today – it’s finally the UK launch of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. To find out what the fuss is all about, at 3.00pm BST today, you can watch the global keynote address, join the virtual launch conversation, and participate in on-demand sessions to learn more about how these...
  • Blog Post: Tip o’ the Week #10: Navigate Outlook with shortcuts

    Guest post by Ewan Dalton More Outlook tippery this week. Since we spend more time in Outlook than any other application (with the possible exception of the browser), it makes sense to familiarise yourself with some common shortcut keys to shave a few seconds off regularly performed activities. ...
  • Blog Post: 4 Time management tips

    Too much email? Process and organise it immediately into ‘urgent action’, ‘this week’, ‘information only’, and project-based folders. "I don’t like to delete files – I might need them." Hmmmm. Amassing too many folders, documents and libraries is counter...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 is here, so how will it benefit your medium business? by David Bennie

    It's finally here! Office 2010 is now available for business customers worldwide, so I’ve got some useful resources here to help you get clued up on what the benefits are for your business: Firstly, I’ve got two new great whitepapers here written specifically for medium businesses: · Understanding...
  • Blog Post: Reduce distractions in your working day by following this tip

    This blog is written by Ewan Dalton but I thought it was good so I'll share it with you. In this inaugural Tip o’ the Week, here’s a simple fix to prevent distraction during your working day. Outlook 2007 introduced a really neat way of showing you a preview of incoming mail. It...
  • Blog Post: Boosting productivity without creating unreasonable demands

    As small business leaders seek productivity gains, it is important to set realistic targets. Small business leaders are well aware of the importance of maximising the productivity of their workers. Even if they are able to increased performance and output by just two or three per cent in each individual...
  • Blog Post: A Look at Microsoft SharePoint

    Guest post from Trevor Eddolls, CEO iTech-Ed Ltd ( www.itech-ed.com ), specialists for IT consultancy, analysis, technical education and training, web design, writing, and editing solutions. Read more from Trevor on his mainframe blog and follow him on Twitter . Let me start with an apology for talking...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 customer videos

    New on Microsoft's Small Business YouTube channel are two Windows 7 customer testimonials. IT resellers Nitec, based in N Ireland, love Windows 7 for themselves and for their teams, because it enables them to resolve support queries more quickly. Similarly, pharmaceutical company BioKinetic...