Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How Mailbox Limits & Hidden Email Could Increase Corporate Risk

This Tech Alert article discusses the impact of allowing staff to self manage email mailbox restrictions.

So should business have an organisation wide approach to HOW email above quotas should be stored in order to minimise risk?

Read the whole article

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Technology Distraction Strategy

A recent survey out of the US explored the impact of digital distractions including social media on employee productivity, with some interesting results.

The report found
"Nearly 60% of work interruptions now involve either using tools like email, social networks, text messaging and IM, or switching windows among disparate standalone tools and applications. In fact, 45% of employees work only 15 minutes or less without getting interrupted, and 53% waste at least one hour a day due to all types of distractions."

Read CNBC's full article

Friday, June 3, 2011

7 Deadly Sins Computer Users Make - No 7

Ahhh... the last Deadly Sin...

7. Sloth: Dragging your feet

Above all, do it now! None of the other advice in this article will do you any good at all unless you take action.

It’s too easy to say “I’ll never understand computers”, or “I’m computer illiterate,” or “I don’t know where to start”.

It’s often easy to take action, but it’s almost always easier to NOT take action. Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people don’t do.  Break what you need to do down into small manageable chunks.

Your success is in your hands – it’s up to you!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

7 Deadly Sins Computer Users Make - No 6

6. Anger: Blaming other people for your lack of success

If you’re not getting the success you desire, look to yourself first. Even if it is somebody else’s “fault”, you could be waiting a long time for them to fix things for you. Far better to take responsibility yourself to find a solution.

For example, if you are learning how to use a computer program from a book and never actually open the software how can you expect to learn?  Rather than blaming the book for your lack of success in developing your skills, look at what you can do to assist the process and achieve the outcome you desire.