Using the Research Pane in Office 2013

Using the Research Pane in Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 is the latest version of Office that was released just last year. It offers more features than the older versions and it also gives access to online Office applications. More formats are supported and it offers integration to various web based services including Flickr, Skype, Hotmail and SkyDrive.

Why a business continuity plan is a must

Why a business continuity plan is a must

Disaster can strike at any time. And when it does, it may cripple your business operations, unless you have a business continuity plan (BCP) ready. It’s different from a disaster recovery plan (DCP), though the latter is a part of a BCP. DCP only focuses on the recovery of the organization’s IT assets, while BCP ensures that the business continues its operations in general.

Time to leave Windows XP

Time to leave Windows XP

Many people, business owners included, believe that Microsoft’s operating system XP is one of the best systems out there. As such, they are still using this in their businesses and homes, and intend to do so for the foreseeable future. The problem with this however, especially for businesses, is that Microsoft is no longer supporting XP, which could mean important data and systems are at risk.

Massive security flaw you need to know

Massive security flaw you need to know

The security of systems like servers and computers that connect to the Internet should be one of utmost importance for business owners and managers. However, there are always security flaws being exposed which could expose your systems and data to malicious hackers, who could really endanger your business.

Common Web design terms

Common Web design terms

Business owners often have more than one role, overseeing many different aspects of the day-to-day operations at once. A possible problem that can arise though is that they may not be experts in every area which can cause confusion or issues. Take for example Web design – business owners might know what they want their pages to look like, but lack the ability to effectively communicate their ideas to Web designers.

What to expect with Windows 8.1 update

What to expect with Windows 8.1 update

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system supports the traditional desktop but was designed to mainly improve the experience of tablet users. It was released in 2012 and received mixed reviews, especially as its new interface was so different from the look of the previous operating systems.