Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Tools to Help Clean Up Your Desktop

Easter is here and while you’re in the process of renewing yourself, it would also be a great idea to clean up your PC and most especially your desktop. You may have been used to the usual tools but may find them not contributing much to efficiency of your PC. If this is the case, it’s time to change some of those old tools and remove some of those clutter on your desktop.

Normally, files that have piled up in your computer are to be blamed for using up a big part of your hard disk space. When they’re not removed from time to time, they can eventually cause your PC to slow down.

On your desktop, as you download programs and apps, it can get cluttered through time but you can do something about it. Wouldn’t it be nice to start your work when you see your desktop so clean and attractive?

Here are simple ways you can do to organize your desktop and new tools you can use. When you are able to successfully use them, you can be sure to be more inspired to work and become more efficient moving into the future. Continue reading

No-Nonsense Tips in Printing and Managing Company Documentation

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Companies really need to establish proper management procedures of their documentation. The operation of businesses is affected one way or the other by the efficiency in this area. Even if the print service requirements of a company is not considered as a core business function, failure to find the optimal option for it will likely result to disruption in the business flow.

Here are some no-nonsense tips to consider:

1. Find the right internal personnel to handle it

If a company must insist on managing its print services on its own, it is necessary to find the right internal personnel to handle it. This goes beyond the subject of printing and maintaining printing facilities. It is about managing a network of company printing facilities that will work for the company as a whole and not only for a specific person or department.

2. Find the Right Managed Print Service Provider

Many companies have realized that hiring the services of a professional provider come out less costly than continually incurring wastage internally. Professional providers of Managed Print Services have the extensive experience and facilities to carry out the task more efficiently. The process used by reliable service providers is designed to work with the printing and documentation environment unique to the company.

3. Work with the Managed Print Service Provider

This tip is actually based on common sense. If a company decides to hire the services of a professional, it should be prepared to cooperate and work with such service provider. This would involve allowing the service provider to assess the real requirements of the company so that the most suitable documentation management strategy can be arrived at.

4. Seriously Consider the Service Provider’s Recommendations

Professional service providers are expected to provide clear-cut proposals that will detail what it thinks would work for the company. These proposals will usually include identification of risk that may possibly be a hindrance to successful implementation.

Companies must seriously consider these information and act in it in the soonest possible time.

5. Monitor Progress

Progress reports must be provided by service providers. Companies can use these reports to determine future courses of action related to the matter. It is highly possible that part of future decisions will be determining the soundness of continuing with the existing Managed Print Service Provider or look for a better option. After all, the print and management of any company’s documentation will always have to be maintained at an acceptable level.

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Google All Set for its Online Shopping Service

Are you planning to start online business? Do you feel you can sell products on the internet better than putting up a physical store? Then this might be of great interest to you.

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Google is at it again. This search giant will be launching its online shopping service very soon. Called Google Shopping Expresss, this will compete against Amazon Prime as well as other major e-commerce players such as Target, eBay Now, Get It Now and Best Buy.

For this new online shopping service, Google will be utilizing its Google Wallet and partner with shipping firm BufferBox. Bufferbox is a delivery service based in Canada.

Earlier reports have it that Google Express is aimed at providing users with a portal where they can search and find things to buy similar to Amazon and eBay. It will also offer a lower fee compared to Amazon Prime but as to subscription and partnership details, no information is yet available. Continue reading