Cloud Computing – the Pros & Cons

I often get asked by clients about cloud computing. Is it the best option their needs? The answer depends upon your specific requirements & how you use the software. PROS 1. Always up to date. Software that needs to updated regularly is often better via a cloud subscription service. That way you have the latest […]

Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has been the default business application for nearly two decades, but times are changing.  Nowadays there are viable options for those willing to be innovators. LibreOffice is a free office suite that is stable, fast & easy to use. It has the feel of Office 2003, & is available for Windows, Mac & […]

Consider enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication consists of something you know (like a password) and something you have, (such as a phone or security key). Once you enter your user name & password, you’ll be prompted for a second code that may be SMS’d to you, generated by an app such as Google Authenticator, or issued via a security […]

Create an Calendar Event using Google Search

You can add an event directly from a Google search page or your browsers omnibox. First, make sure your logged into gmail. Preface your event information with “make an appointment to” than add your appointment details such as “lunch with Joe from 1 to 2 tomorrow”. Enter that into Google search, & at the top […]

Google Drive Shortcuts

Google Drive comes with a list of useful shortcuts to streamline your experience. Type “Ctrl+/” if you’re on a PC or “Cmd+/” on a Mac, whilst working in Google Drive & the list will pop up.

Free up space in Gmail by bulk deleting old messages

We use Google apps for a number of our office applications & Gmail handles our email. Recently I’ve been noticing that the storage in our Google account has been getting pretty full. Fortunately, a quick search is all it takes to identify messages worth deleting. I used the search operators older_than:1y size:500KB to filter messages that were […]