Posts Tagged ‘data’

How to take advantage of your VoIP data

How to take advantage of your VoIP data

You hear a lot about big data nowadays, but not in connection with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). To compete with the big guys, SMBs need Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to get better access to customer data. Read on for the best ways to leverage your VoIP data to serve clients. Time/Date data The […]

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3 Microsoft Excel tips to master

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven’t fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong approach. You need to compile data and develop comprehensive pie or sunburst charts to make life easier for clients and investors. Here’s how to create a pie chart: Select your data. Click on the Recommended Charts tool to see different style chart suggestions for your data. Click on the Chart Styles, Chart Filters, or Chart Elements button in the upper-right corner of the chart to personalize its overall look or add chart elements, such as data labels or axis titles. Steps to create a sunburst chart: Select all your data. Click Insert > Insert Hierarchy Chart > Sunburst. Go to the Design and Format tabs to tailor its overall look. Pivot Tables Pivot Tables might be one of the most powerful yet intimidating data analysis tools in Excel’s arsenal. It allows you to summarize huge chunks of data in lists or tables without using a formula. All you need to do is to: Select the data, which must only have a single-row heading without empty columns or rows. Click Insert > PivotTable. Under Choose the data that you want to analyze, click Select a table or range. In the Table/Range box, validate the cell range. Under Choose where you want the PivotTable report to be placed, click New worksheet, or Existing worksheet and enter the location where you want to place the PivotTable. Conditional Formatting This tool highlights essential information within your dataset. For instance, you’re presenting the latest numbers on project efficiency and you use Conditional Formatting to highlight any number lower than 80%. The highlighted data will capture the audience’s attention, allowing them to identify the bottlenecks in your projects. To customize how the data is displayed, simply: Select the cell. Click Home > Conditional Formatting. Click Format. Change your formatting preference in the Color or Font style box. Excel is one of the most commonly used business software on the market, yet not everyone knows how to fully utilize it. If you want to learn more about other handy Excel features, give us a call today and we’ll elevate your user status from beginner to pro.

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven’t fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong […]

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Is your data safe from the Facebook data breach?

Businesses have made lots of money using social media to engage with current and potential customers for years now. But after a recent breach, some users are reevaluating Facebook’s reputation. Read on to know how this concerns you and if you must do something about it. Last month, news broke that a firm known as […]

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Things you didn’t know about virtualization

In the past decade, virtualization has been considered one of the most cost-effective business solutions. It’s supposed to prevent unnecessary hardware purchases and promote effective IT management, but there are some hidden drawbacks with this technology. This is why we’ve uncovered the following management issues that you were previously unaware of. Backup Incorporating a robust […]

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Protect your Facebook data with these 3 steps

Facebook users woke up to a nightmare when they heard that the social media giant and associated app developers were selling their sensitive data to companies, like Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. So if you’re concerned about being one of the 50 million users whose data have already been sold, you should check out the […]

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Gearing up for phishing scams in tax season

Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years. To maintain the security of your business, you and your employees need to be […]

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NEVER Throw Your Boarding Pass Away, Not Even After Your Flight

Everybody knows that a boarding pass is mandatory in order to board a plane. While we’re in the airport, we keep a close eye on our boarding passes, clutching them in our hands like they’re precious gems. But after we land, pretty much everyone ditches the ticket, whether it’s lost on the floor, compacted in […]

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Why your business should get SaaS-y

How much does your business pay for software licenses? What about the annual maintenance costs? For most SMBs, software investment has long been a significant portion of their operating costs. But with Software as a Service (SaaS), you can utilize software at a much lower cost. How so? Read on to find out. What is […]

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3 ways 5G data will change VoIP

In this digital age, mobile connectivity is a top priority for personal and business users alike. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless systems, will change not only people’s daily routines but also the way small- and medium-sized businesses operate. Here are three main ways that 5G will change VoIP for SMBs. Improved video conferencing The major factor […]

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Hackers Use Drone-Mounted Laser to Control Malware Through a Scanner

This isn’t a sci-fi movie, this is real life… Watch as Hackers Use a Drone-Mounted Laser to Control Malware Through a Scanner. To bypass normal detection methods, researchers in Israel have devised a novel way to communicate covertly with malware. The technique uses a flatbed scanner as the gateway through which an attacker can send […]

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