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    Beware! Bosses Can Check Your Text Messages

    Beware! Bosses Can Check Your Text Messages
    Let’s face it, most employees use their company-issued pagers, phones, laptops for personal reasons sometimes. It’s just the way life is now — the lines between work life and personal life are becoming more and more blurred as workers seem to be working round the clock these days. But if you do use these devices for a message or text you ...
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    Guidelines For Texting Your Boss

    Guidelines For Texting Your Boss
    While perusing the many blogs that I follow, I saw this blog post on LifeHacker about the etiquette of texting your boss. It started me thinking about how much technology has changed during my career and how we respond to it as Administrative and Executive Assistants. Using text messages is a good example of technology that we can embrace. Like all ...
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    High Quality, Economical Online Printing Resources

    High Quality, Economical Online Printing Resources
    Whether you work for a large corporation or you're just starting your business, saving time and money on your printing costs is important. I strongly recommend developing a great working relationship with a local printer whenever possible. However, the two online options I'm about to recommend are able to beat almost every printer's pricing I've ever requested a quote from for ...
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    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies

    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies
    Companies always want their employees to be frugal, and the cost of office supplies is one key expense that may be reduced. But how do you manage with less when your workload is up, thanks to company downsizing? Here are seven ways to get the most out of what you've got. h4. Shop Wisely Anticipating future needs can be quite cost-effective. ...
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    5 Steps to Setting Up a Wireless Network

    5 Steps to Setting Up a Wireless Network
    Wireless networks are becoming faster, more affordable and easier to adopt than ever. Growing small businesses that have adopted a wireless solution are already reporting immediate paybacks in higher productivity, flexible application mobility and greater worker satisfaction. Roughly 228,000 small businesses currently have remote access capabilities built into their networks for security monitoring and, according to America Marketing Institute, the number ...
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    Folder/Inserter Equipment in the MATERIAL World

    Folder/Inserter Equipment in the MATERIAL World
    The right materials can increase the productivity and efficiency of your folding/inserting equipment. Folder/inserters can save you time and money processing outgoing mail. But, like most office equipment, that efficiency depends on how the equipment is used. To help ensure your folder/inserter processes mail efficiently, consider what you put into it. Are you using the proper materials? h4. MATERIAL WORTH The ...
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    Try These Seven Tips for Better Party Photos

    Try These Seven Tips for Better Party Photos
    I bet you're planning to take plenty of family photos this holiday season. Will you take the same ole washed out pictures? Will your kids once more look like little devils with their red eyes? Or do you want to knock the family's socks off? OK. No one is going to lose their socks over Christmas photos, but you can still ...
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    NeatDesk Scanner Turns Receipts Into Organized Data

    NeatDesk Scanner Turns Receipts Into Organized Data
    Reach into your pockets after a business trip. You've got business cards, crumpled receipts and perhaps other scraps of paper with information needed for databases, expense reports and tax time. Dealing with this mess of paper is as much fun as visiting the dentist. The new NeatDesk desktop scanner I've been testing can help you through this drill. It combines a ...
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    Feel Like Secret Detective MacGyver En Route to a Convention

    Feel Like Secret Detective MacGyver En Route to a Convention
    Today's electronic gadgets allow you to poll your audience or keep track of the attendees you meet. Sometimes when I pack my electronic gadgets and chargers, I feel like a modern-day, female MacGuyver. Only instead of stashing duct tape and watch springs, I'm toting a laser pointer and a memory stick loaded with the graphics I plan to display in perfect ...
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    Slideshow: 10 Ways to Cut Business Costs

    Small changes to reduce expenses and improve profitability can help prevent more painful cuts later on. Here are 10 ways your company can trim costs without touching your core business, with links to in-depth articles on each technique. [page] h3. Reduce Energy Use Switch to compact fluorescent lighting to save electricity. Cut your heating bill with better insulation and windows. ...
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    Slideshow: 13 Ways to Cut Business Expenses

    Slideshow: 13 Ways to Cut Business Expenses
    Below, "Three Easy Ways to Cut Business Costs" then see the slideshow for 10 More Ways to Cut Business Costs Small business owners are always looking to cut expenses where they can. But in today's business climate, reducing outlays may be particularly important. In this column, Smart Answers shares several tips on how small companies can save on operating expenses. Do ...
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    AdminSecret's Laptop Buying Guide

    AdminSecret's Laptop Buying Guide
    Over the last few years, laptops have become powerful, portable, and inexpensive enough that it's easy to get by without a desktop machine. As laptops have become more of a default than a luxury, the range of features, models, and prices has expanded greatly. Sorting through all those options isn't always easy, but these 10 rules for laptop buying should help ...
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    How Can I Make My Computer Run Faster, for Free?

     How Can I Make My Computer Run Faster, for Free?
    Q. My computer has gotten slower and slower at doing basic things like booting up and running multiple programs at once. How do I improve its performance without spending any money? A: You're wise to try to fix this problem yourself, for free. There are a few things you can do to make your computer feel more like the brilliant multitasking ...
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    How Often Are You Backing Up?

    How Often Are You Backing Up?
    Having a discussion with some writers at a forum recently it became obvious that many were not backing up their computers at all, or their websites online. Consequently if they got a virus that affected their computer and put it out of action, they ran the risk of losing all of their material and/or not having access to it for awhile. ...
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    Be Your Own IT Help

    Be Your Own IT Help
    Do you always call your office's tech support staff to solve your every computer quandary? Office workers can be divided into two groups: "those who believe in the promise of technology and those who are perennially disappointed; the users for which everything goes wrong," says Gini Courter. As partners in Traverse-City, Michigan-based TRIAD Consulting, LLC, Courter and Annette Marquis have been ...
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    Computer Repairs - 8 Tips for Emergencies

    Computer Repairs - 8 Tips for Emergencies
    In the ideal situation, you buy a computer, install it and use it smoothly. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Everybody will receive some error messages sometimes or some unexplained failures. Should you call in a computer technician immediately or are there a few things that you should try by yourself to solve the problem? It depends on the case. ...
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    Why Are There Lines on My Copies? (And How to Get Rid of Them!)

    Why Are There Lines on My Copies? (And How to Get Rid of Them!)
    Why are there Lines on my Copies? (And How to Get Rid of Them!) Have you ever made a copy and noticed that there are lines running down the length of the page? This article is about identifying image defects or lines that a Key-Operator (Person responsible for the equipment.) can fix on their own and lines that need a repair ...
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