Productivity secrets, backed up by science: what does the data say about when we work best?

Are there any secrets to our human circadian rhythm that we can unlock to get more out of the day? We have been picking apart the science behind our body clocks to see if there were any secrets worth sharing. …

The best apps to make your work commute more productive

Make a list of the things you wish you could change about your job, and the dreaded morning rush hour commute is probably going to sneak in somewhere near the top. Long or inconvenient work commutes aren’t . …

Productivity tips from successful CEOs

The refrain "there just aren't enough hours in the day" will be uttered across many desks and offices during the course of today — managing time and productivity levels in our busy, always-on culture is …

5 Free Apps to View and Edit Documents On the Go

Gone are the days when need to carry around a laptop in order to view and edit important documents. In today's world of mobile internet, it is easy to view and edit your documents through your mobile phone or tablet. …

The death of Google’s ActiveSync support, and what it means for you

Google’s announcement that it would be ending Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support seems to have invited a lot of criticism over the impact it will have on businesses that use Google Apps. Over the past few years, Google Apps in general…

The best tools to manage your data across clouds

That the average small business uses a cloud service to enable collaboration and backup is pretty much a foregone conclusion. But what’s also rather common is the practice of using multiple cloud accounts to enable better sharing …

How to get away from your Inbox and still keep your job

Despite being the most popular business communications tool (and by a rather wide margin), email has recently gotten a bad rap over a perception of being ‘intrusive’. For many people, frequent email notifications and reminders …

Making MS Office more collaborative

Despite the availability of online document creation tools (like those found in Google Apps) or even free alternatives like OpenOffice, the Microsoft Office suite remains the gold standard as far as basic business applications are …

7 Tools to Supercharge Your Google AdWords Campaigns

Google AdWords is amazing – almost anyone with any budget can start running campaigns instantly. You have global reach for your ads at the click of a few buttons, and its amazingly easy to get started…

6 Large Google Apps Deployments You Should Take Note Of

If you thought Google Apps was for small business, think again. Some of the world’s largest and most respected companies embrace Google Apps for Enterprise. Here are some of the largest Google App Deployments you should take note of…

5 Tips to Make Your Gmail Faster

You’d obviously love it if Gmail could work faster, load better, and basically let you have the best experience possible. If you use Gmail, here are a few ways you could optimize your Gmail experience …

10 Timekeeping tools for your team

Time is money, as the old adage goes. And this holds true especially in the world of business. Come to think of it, the business computing revolution can be said to have been built around attempts at automating processes to save us time …

Increase your attention span with these methods

Over the last few years, many studies have shown that the information revolution, credited for ushering in an era of higher productivity, can also be blamed for ‘destroying’ our attention span. Twitter, Facebook, instant messaging, and the barrage.…

5 things you must use Gmail Labels for

Once there were folders, that you religiously sorted your email to, and went straight to when you needed to find anything in your email. How else could you find a six month old email from a customer …

5 Tips for working with your Virtual Assistant

Busy executives and forever-on-the-go professionals often require the services of a personal assistant who can take care of administrative and organizational tasks. Unfortunately, for many small businesses, the cost of hiring dedicated …

Backup Solutions for Small Businesses

Hard disks can fail, laptops can get stolen, and operating systems do crash. Frankly speaking, it’s not really a question of ‘if’, more of ‘when’. For this reason, an effective business data backup policy becomes as essential as insurance …

7 ways Google Apps trumps Office 365

When it comes to cloud-based productivity suites, Google Apps has long been the overwhelming favorite of admins. Combining E-mail hosting, cloud storage, and an online office suite, Google Apps has become a one-sotp solution for IT…

Killing Outbound Spam and Ensuring Email Deliverability

Spam is one of the biggest headaches any email user has to encounter, and as an administrator, you’ve probably implemented one of the anti-spam solutions provided by your email host. While Google Apps and other email providers make it …

BYOD Best Practices

The ubiquity now enjoyed by personal computing devices has also created new issues for IT personnel to deal with. Bring Your own Device (BYoD) usage, where employees can access …