Efficiency

The hidden potential of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is fairly ubiquitous, but many people don't realise the powerful automation tools it provides. Some people may know about Office templates and macros, but may not realise the full amazing potential to get different bits of Office talking to each other.

Have you got your head in the cloud yet?

Cloud computing really is a viable alternative for small and home businesses these days, says Sue Hirst. She explains how you could be making the most of it.

Moving to the Cloud - why it is the best option for your business

With all the hype around "being on the Cloud", what do you need to do to take advantage of the opportunities it offers? Tor Cunningham steps you through some of the main considerations.

Hiring options for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMES)

You need to recruit this year but you’re dreading it. You haven’t got the budget to use agencies and you’re not overly keen on DIY, so what are your options?

Three easy steps to engaging more effectively using ICT

Using technology to communicate makes the whole process quicker, cheaper and easier - but sometimes that is precisely why we end up not using it as effectively as we should. Hannah Samuel suggests a change in focus might be in order.

Phone screening - how to weed out the unqualified from the qualified

Have you listed your ad and found yourself swamped by applicants? Do you want some insider's tips on how to manage the process professionally and effectively?

Making the most of your business software

Using the right software can boost your productivity significantly. Jessica Sanders has some tips on how to get the most out of your investment.

What are ERP systems and how they can help your business

Enterprise Resource Planning is increasingly being used by businesses - large and small - and whether you are using it (or considering using it) in your business, or are supplying businesses using ERP, Nicholas Birch gives you an overview of how it works.

The email dance: how to cyber-swing with grace and manners

When we're dealing with email it's easy to fall into bad habits which affect our productivity and irritate others. Robyn Pearce reminds us about email netiquette and suggests some useful tactics.

Are your email newsletters suffering from the “message in a bottle” approach?

Many small business owners send their email newsletters from their desktop computer system. Cornelia Luethi explains why this is an issue – and identifies a better way of sending ezines.

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