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Monthly Archives: November 2015

  1. 7 Gadget Gift Ideas (+5 Fun Stocking Stuffers!)

    Give a gift to a techie


    Having trouble finding the perfect holiday gift for your gadget-obsessed loved one? Don’t worry, you won’t have to hack into their laptop to investigate their search history this year.

    We’ve compiled a list of the year’s hottest tech gifts to save you time and sanity. So take a glance and get your shopping done early.

    Who knows? Maybe you’ll want some of these for yourself….


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  2. How to Use Steps Recorder


    The Problem Steps Recorder was introduced in the Vista operating system, and the name was shortened to Steps Recorder in Windows 8. It’s an excellent tool to help you create documentation and also to capture an issue a user may be experiencing.


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  3. The 5 Stages of Team Development

    You may think of yourself as fairly independent, but there will come a time when you need to assemble a dynamite team to accomplish a goal.

    Maybe you need to prepare your company for an email migration, or you’re moving apartments and you can’t lift that couch on your own. Either way, it’s important that you take the time to prepare your team efficiently.

    There are five critical stages of team development, which we’ve listed below.

    Follow them and you’ll be on your way to achieving team success!


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  4. Excel 2016: Helping Businesses...Well, Excel

    No matter the size of your company, you’ve most likely used Excel to record data, manage projects, or track the performance of your business. When it comes to creating visual representations of data, Excel is universally the favorite among businesses.

    And with the rollout of the new Excel 2016, it doesn’t look like that will change very soon.

    This new version of the popular program is better than ever as it aims to please several types of business users, most notably those with big data to comprehend.


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  5. Unlock Your Persuasive Power

    You don’t need to be a sales representative to put the power of persuasion to good use. At one time or another, we all must convince another person to support our cause, buy our product, or join our team.

     Many people think it takes the charisma of a salesperson to truly be persuasive, but those people are profoundly misguided.  With the right tools, anyone can learn to channel their inner Jerry Maguire and negotiate successfully.

    So, we’ve broken it all down into 4 critical steps to get you started.

    See for yourself!


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  6. Can You Trust Your Constraints?

    When a Check Constraint exists on a column, it checks the insertion of new records to determine that the value for that column conforms to the limitations of that constraint.  Check Constraints allow us to define what are acceptable values for that column.  They are of great importance for ensuring Data Integrity. 

    For instance, a sales manager may determine that discount levels cannot be greater than 30%, so the DBA puts a Check Constraint on the Discount column to only allow values less than or equal to 30.


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  7. The 7 Steps of Proposal Writing

    Writing a proposal can be daunting, even if what you’re proposing is pretty straightforward. You want to present your ideas in the most efficient way possible to ensure that you’re getting through to your audience.

    So whether you are planning a new budget or trying to make a sale, follow these 7 steps when writing your proposal.


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