10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Cybersecurity Plan for Your Business

April 23, 2013

Practical tips for protecting your company from hackers and other online threats.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

10 basic, common-sense points regarding security. Use it as a checklist. Do Not Ignore; your personal and business data are under assault. 

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Ultimate Google toolbox: 20 tips, tricks, and hacks | PCWorld

February 21, 2013

With this arsenal of tips, tricks, and third-party tools, you can bend Google to your will and extract more from its services than ever before.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

One can never have enough Google tricks. A couple of my favorites are Checker Plus and Turn Off the Lights. Try them.

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Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of

September 20, 2012

Dropbox is only one of very many cloud storage platforms. however, it remains the most popular.

Follow the link to get 10 ideas for how to extend the way you use it. These tips range from linking to files, to creating photo albums to IFTTT rules (for those more geeky)

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Outlook 2007 Best Practices: Write great e-mail

June 22, 2010

email logoMelissa MacBeth, a Lead program Manager in the Office product group at Microsoft wrote a great article with useful Do’s and Dont’s about e-mail.

Below is an excerpt from her article. To read Melissa’s complete list of very good tips click here.

The dos

The following rules will help you look professional and get your message across.

  1. Read your message before you send it.
  2. Make your subject descriptive and action-oriented. For example: “UCEF: Please send your Board Retreat Dates,” where UCEF is the name of the group, and “Please send…” is the action. Other useful prefixes include “FYI:” and “Action Required.”
  3. If action is required, state what you want on the Subject line.
  4. Change the subject of the message if the topic of the conversation changes.
  5. Keep all messages short and to the point.
  6. Organize the content of your message from most important to least.
  7. Consider bolding important information.
  8. Put action items or questions on separate lines so that they stand out and get noticed.
  9. Bold people’s names when asking questions. For example: “Ryan: What is the status of the project?”
  10. Limit the number of people to whom you send a message to those who need to read it.
  • Put people who need to be informed on the Cc line.
  • Put people who need to respond or take action on the To line.

There are many more tips in the original article. To read Melissa’s complete list of very good tips click here.


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