Archive for the ‘Save time’ Category


How to connect multiple monitors to your computer

When you try more than one monitor, it is hard to go back to a single monitor. Many users move to three or more monitors. What if your laptop, or desktop for that matter, only has one monitor port?
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Is online backup a good idea for executives?

Executives often ask if an online backup service is a good solution.
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How about a pen that records, too?

I started using the LiveScribe Echo pen a couple of months ago. It can search my handwritten notes and play back audio from the time the notes were taken.
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Voice recognition means less typing

I’ve been using Dragon Naturally Speaking since I first started using a product called IBM ViaVoice. If you haven’t tried it lately now is the time because…
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It is time to have a faster Internet connection

For both individuals and organizations, the speed and pricing for Internet connection gets better all of the time.
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Executives: Teach IT professionals to keep it short

When one of your IT professionals sends you an e-mail message, is the message three paragraphs long? Do you have time to read the entire message?
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Designing a new web site? Keep PCI DSS in mind

If you have, or ever plan to have, your own web site with a shopping cart that accepts credit and/or debit cards, it is important to consider the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirements. If you plan carefully, you can greatly reduce your PCI DSS requirements.
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Your customer service experiences

When you, as an executive, have to call customer service or technical support do you ever feel frustrated? I know the answer of course, and it is interesting to examine why. Here are some examples:
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IT professionals–tell us when you finish

Amazingly enough, this is one of the most common complaints I hear about IT professionals: “I asked them to do such and such, and I waited a long time, and never heard from them. I was more and more frustrated every day! I finally asked them and they said they had completed the task a long time ago. Why in the heck couldn’t they have told me it was fixed?”
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If you accept credit cards-simplify PCI-DSS

If your organization accepts credit cards, you are required to comply with PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). This can seem ominous, so here are some tips to help you. Continue reading ‘If you accept credit cards-simplify PCI-DSS’