Productivity

The Digital Firm

What is a digital firm? A digital firm is a company in which almost all significant business relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees are digitally enabled and automated. This means that all the procedures relating to core business processes are completed through the use of digital networks that cover the complete organisation. These networks also

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5 Ways you can use Google Apps

Google has been  known to offer a wide variety of solutions that changes the way we go about using the internet. Google Apps have played a great role in this respect. Google Apps are known for being able to do a lot: e-mails, calendars, documents, cloud storage. However the fact remains that you many still

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6 Benefits of the Cloud

Cost Efficiency Traditional Information technology systems rely on software that puts many overhead costs on companies. Added to the purchase prices, the licensing fees for multiple users can prove to be very expensive for the establish. On the other hand, cloud computing can significantly lower a company’s IT expenditure as it comes at a much

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5 Apps to Simplify Your Life

BRIGHTNEST (iOS) BrightNest is an app that allows you to use your phone to organise different aspects of your life. This app can be used in order to build a schedule , set reminders for tasks. In addition, the app gives you suggestions to help you to organize your schedule. 30/30 (iOS) 30/30 is a

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5 Add-ins every Chrome browser should have

Browser extensions are similar to plug-ins, but instead they add new features to your browser or modify the functionality of your favorite sites. Google Chrome has a wide variety of add-ins that can improve your browsing experience both for business and pleasure. Here are five browser add-ins that every user should have: Web of Trust (WOT) Web of Trust is

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Important Gmail Features

As Google services, apps, and features continue to grow exponentially people have increasingly become reliant on gmail. Gmail is a very user friendly mail service provider. In the following we will look at some of the basic features you can use in gmail to increase your productivity and get the most out of your gmail.

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Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

If you use Gmail heavily, you will surely benefit from learning a few keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts will increase the speed at which you go through your e-mail tasks and surely increase your productivity. Add to that, the fact that these shortcuts will make your life easier. First to activate keyboard shortcuts: Go to Mail

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Transpose table in Excel

For the sake of better efficiency, simplicity, or just visual ease, sometimes you may need to flip tables between horizontal and vertical axes. In excel you can use the transpose function to rotate tables so the entire layout changes from horizontal to vertical. This small feature can save you a lot of time, as the

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How to add a signature to your e-mails?

[styled_list marker=”check”] Click on NEW Email and go to Message Under the Signature box select Signatures [/styled_list] [styled_list marker=”check”] Click on NEW Name your signature. Create your signature under edit signature. You can also have to option to add photos, business cards, and hyperlinks. If you wish for this signature to appear automatically on all

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Re-Architect

This methodology requires the most effort to implement but it results in the most optimised recurring cost and will provide the best scalability for apps. This involves re-adapting the code of applications and the heavy use of SAAS solutions in order to replace existing hosted applications.

Re-Platform

This method utilizes the power of  PAAS services, like transferring a database to an as-a-service model,  the use of containers for some apps or the use of network/security functions as a service. Greater scalability and lower cost of operation is achieved.

Re-Host (Lift & Shift)

the migration of workloads from  to the cloud without changing the architecture. Machines get to keep their  OS and apps. This is the quickest and easy way to migrate, but since its  utilising IAAS, its is also the most expensive on the long term.