Boost productivity with 5 apps
email to document storage, and even voice communication, almost every
business system is connected in some way to do the Internet. Connecting to
the Web is without a doubt an important tool that many businesses have come
to steadfastly rely on. A common problem workers run across however is
being distracted by sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. when they need to
crack on and get their work done.
you find yourself being distracted by all the wonder the Internet has to
offer when you are trying to work, there are a number of apps you can use
that can really help you focus. Here are five.
many, one of the biggest distractions is social media. Sites like Facebook,
Twitter and even YouTube, can turn out to be incredibly distracting when
you really need to focus. As you can probably tell by its name, Anti-Social
is an app that turns off, or blocks access to social sites.
this app, you can configure the social sites you would like to block, and
even pick other sites that are not social media related, to be off-limits
for a set period of time. If you finish your work before the set time, you
can restart your computer to remove the block.
app can work on Windows, OS X and even Ubuntu, and costs USD$15. You can
download a free trial, and if you like, pay to upgrade from the app. Visit
the Anti-Social website to download the app, or learn more.
you are looking for an app that can block not only websites, but also
programs on your computer, Focus Me could be what you're are looking for.
One of the interesting features of this app is that it reminds you to take
breaks away from your screen, which is great for your health.
Me has three modes: Block Mode which blocks, closes or minimizes specified
programs, websites, and browser tabs. Focus Mode blocks all windows,
programs, and apps, except for any you have selected. Take a Break allows
you to set up specific times where the app will block all programs,
including the Internet, forcing you to take a break.
order to unblock programs, you enter a password. The app works on Windows
and costs USD$18. Visit the Focus Me site to learn more.
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password policy work?
As a business owner you probably have more than one issue
on your mind at any given time. One challenge many owners and managers
worry about is the security of their organization and the systems used. One
of the weakest links, security wise, is the password, as these can be quite
easy to crack. This is why many companies introduce password policies.
However, quite often these policies are not effective.
If you are in the process of implementing a password
policy, or are looking for a way to ensure that your business is as secure
as possible, you need to be aware of at least four common password policy
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The Internet has become an integral part of all
businesses, with some companies employing remote workers. Many business
owners and managers also check their email or connect to office systems
while on the road, maybe even connecting to the Internet on the many open
or public Wi-Fi networks available. While these connections are useful,
they can pose a security risk to many businesses.
If you or
your employees work outside of the office, and rely on, or frequently
connect to public Wi-Fi connections, there are three security dangers you
should be aware of.
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businesses look into patterns?
Established small and medium business owners often have
to deal with obstacles along the way, such as their sales and profits
levelling off, or their companies not growing as fast as they had in the
past. These are common issues that many businesses face. While it can be
tough to break through this period of stabilization, there is one tactic
that could help: Analyzing your previous data to spot patterns that can
help shed light on how your business is doing.
In order to move your business forward and grow, you
should analyze and try to interpret the data in your organization. This
includes everything from previous financial statements, year-on-year sales
figures and numbers, and even KPIs or estimated Vs actual figures. By
looking into this data, you will eventually begin to find patterns which
can be useful in not only helping you figure out the current state of your
company, but in identifying where it is going.
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