Use Digital Signatures to Verify Your Identity

You use a handwritten signature to verify that you’re the author or maker of a letter, check, or other paper document. You can use a digital signature to verify that you created or sent an electronic document. Digital signatures are based on public key cryptography, also called asymmetric cryptography because it uses two keys. The…

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Show two time zones in your Outlook calendar

When you work with people in another time zone, it’s a good thing to keep track of what time it is there. But, it’s easy to forget how many hours ahead or behind they are. A simple way to keep track of this is by adding a second time zone to your Outlook calendar. To…

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Changing label fonts in Microsoft PowerPoint

You may notice that your labels and percent values appear somewhat jumbled in the Data Labels preview window. This preview may be a little inaccurate, but if you’re using long titles, you’ll need to do some reconfiguring in order to get each percent value and label to fit properly. One way to do this is…

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Speed up your scrolling in large documents (Microsoft Word)

If you’re editing a large document that also includes a number of images, you may find that scrolling is quite slow. This happens because Word has to load each image as you scroll, which can make your productivity drag.   Fortunately, if you display picture placeholders rather than your actual images, you won’t have to…

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Get what you want: Customize your toolbars to suit you

To customize the toolbar in a specific Outlook item, create a new item of that type (e.g., start a new email message). Do not enter any data into the form. From the item’s menu bar, choose Tools | Customize, then click on the Com­mands tab. Modify the toolbar as desired by dragging items from the…

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Use care when upgrading hand-held operating systems

Upgrading operating systems has become almost automatic, as it’s a crucial element of security maintenance. However, rapid advances in computer hardware have made it easy to forget the need to also consider system resources when upgrading to any new operating system. Clearly, this becomes more of an issue with hand-held devices, which typically are far…

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Moderating a presentation with multiple speakers

There are times when you have to share the spotlight with one or more fellow presenters. If it falls to you to act as moderator, here are a few points to keep in mind: 1. Plan a general outline for the presentation and alert each presenter of your need to do so. This will push…

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9 Tips for Using Network Technology to Make Your Business More Efficient

Using Network Technology to Improve Your Business To keep pace in an increasingly competitive world, your business needs to run as efficiently as possible. “Sooner or later, any company not operating efficiently will be out of business,” says Laurie McCabe, vice president of small and medium business insights and solutions for research firm AMI-Partners. Efficiency…

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Cybersecurity training a must for IT professionals

Cybersecurity is becoming a top business priority as more companies transfer their data to the cloud, leverage the Internet of Things to optimize their operations and adopt bring-your-own-device policies. As a result, IT professionals will need to advance their knowledge in cybersecurity, especially within the realm of cloud computing.   In response to a greater…

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The demand for IT freelancers increasing

As the demand for IT professionals increases, job seekers will have no problem finding a position with a company. However, some people are not interested in a regular 9-to-5 job. But, that doesn’t mean they have to switch fields. Freelancing is becoming a popular opportunity for IT workers who want more independence.   Many people…

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Making a career change: Why you should choose tech

Changing careers is a major life decision, and it can be a stressful time of one’s life. People switch careers for a variety of reasons – maybe they aren’t happy in their current career or maybe there are not enough job opportunities for making a decent living. The idea of returning to school for several more…

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7 Signs You May Need Excel Training

Do You Need Excel Training from New Horizons? Microsoft Excel is the standard spreadsheet application for both the business world and for personal use. However, there are several important reasons why Excel training can make a large impact on employee and company productivity. If one or more of the following points ring true, now is the time to…

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Group Training Can Save Your Company Money

The Benefits of On-Site Training Business and IT training is too often thought of as an individual endeavor. However, group training—or on-site training—can help you save time, increase productivity and stretch your training budget. Companies of all sizes can benefit from On-Site Training. This flexible and cost-effective solution allows you to train an entire group,…

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