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Ten Facebook Tips For Power Users

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Five Favorite Word Tips

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5 Reasons to Implement a Managed IT Services Solution

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Rule of Thumb

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Greetings!                                                                       Volume 3, Number 1

We hope you enjoy and benefit from these technology tips and news for busy professionals. 

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Thought you knew everything about Facebook, didn’t you? Here is how to take your Facebook account to the next level.

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So you signed up for Facebook, added friends and photos, joined a few groups, and updated your profile status. But now what? Isn't there more to Facebook? There is.

Here are ten tips to tweak your profile and get more out of Facebook. These tips go beyond the typical and include ways to stay better connected to your friends and look good doing it. To compile this list I searched high and low and even called on Facebook for the best tips. Most are easy to do and all will add some Facebook pizzazz to your profile.

Tip One

Dig up demographic dirt on your friends with Socialistics : If you want to know the demographic breakdown on your Facebook universe of friends, this application does a nice job at breaking it down. Socialistics can show you information about your friends' ages, the languages they speak, their country of origin, and lots of other interesting information all within Facebook.

Socialistics data does not show up on your profile pages and you are not able to share Socialistics information with your Facebook Friends through your wall. However, if you want to take a look at the trends for your personal network, then add Socialistics to your profile and you can access it privately.

 

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If you frequently use Microsoft Word, you know that shortcuts and small time-savers can make a big difference at the end of the day. Finding them is the tricky part. Because Word is so expansive, many of its useful features aren't immediately obvious. Plus, Word's default settings aren't always the most useful. Fortunately, there are ways to modify and customize the program to make it easier to do what you want. Here are five of my favorite tricks for making Word work faster, better, and more efficiently.

 

1. Apply styles quickly using keyboard shortcuts

 

Word lets you add keyboard shortcuts to lots of different commands. But you can also set up shortcuts for your favorite styles, allowing you to whiz through a document and quickly apply them.

 

Choose Tools -> Customize Keyboard. In the Categories list at the left, scroll down and select Styles. On the right, you'll see a list of the styles currently available in your document. Choose the style you want, then highlight the Press New Keyboard Shortcut box and type in your shortcut keys (to avoid duplicating existing shortcuts, use combinations that include all three modifier keys--Command, Shift, and Option). Click on Assign to apply the shortcut.

 

From now on, whenever you want to apply that style, simply highlight your text and press your new key combination for a quick and easy restyling.

 

2. Avoid confusion by setting table headers on multiple pages

 

When you have a table that stretches over several pages--for instance, years of investment information or a giant contact database--it can become confusing to remember what each column stands for as you scroll through. But if you have headers on each page, you can easily see what the columns represent.

 

To set up headers that appear on each page, create them like you normally do at the top of your table, using bold or colored characters, for example, to make them stand out. Select the entire header row by clicking to the left of it, then choose Table -> Heading Rows Repeat. Just like that, Word automatically adds that header to the top of each page.

 

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Information Technology services are essential to the success of every organization, large or small. With increasingly competitive business environments, CEOs and small business owners are under great pressure to maintain a highly qualified staff and to make sure their technology is obtaining a better ROI than their competitors'.

 

These goals are not easily achieved, particularly for young or small businesses with less financial resources and time available. Having your own successful information technology department can eat up too much of the company's budget and time resources, and eventually cause a loss of its competitive edge. These disadvantages of maintaining an in-house IT department are why companies of all sizes have turned to using managed service providers to either assist their existing IT department or become their virtual IT department, handling all of the technology involved in keeping their businesses running at optimal levels.

 

The benefits of using a managed services solution are numerous, but the top 5 benefits of managed services for business include:

 

1. Benefit from the expertise of a specialist, without having to spend time and financial resources training your staff to become experts.

 

2. Decrease your technology risks. Your company doesn't have to worry about losing and trying to replace trained staff members, or about repairing, implementing or replacing complex technology solutions. 

 

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Back up your important data as of often as it changes, because it’s only as good as the last time it was done.  Also, periodically test your backups to make sure your data is being backed up properly – you don’t want to find yourself in a situation when you need to perform a restore and the files aren’t there.

 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101093164665/news_bustech_arw1.gif  NEWS:  Facebook rakes in $2B in 2010.

 

 

Description: Description: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Time’s Person of the Year Dec. 15 Dec. 15 -- Time magazine named Facebook Inc. founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as its Person of the Year for “connecting more than half a billion people” and “changing how we all live our lives.”

 

Dec. 16  -- Lou Kerner, a social-media analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc., talks about the growth outlook for Facebook Inc. and its impact on Internet advertising strategy.

 

Facebook Inc., the world’s most popular social-networking service, is likely to generate 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, a larger sum than projected earlier, according to three people familiar with the matter.

 

Sales will more than double from 2009, said the people, who declined to be identified because the privately held company doesn’t disclose revenue. Facebook had $700 million to $800 million in sales last year, and the 2010 figure was previously expected to be closer to $1.5 billion, according to two other people familiar with the matter earlier this year.

 

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