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4 Free Tools To Improve Online Collaboration

By | May 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

As Casey Stengel once said about his winning baseball team, “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” The same hold true for the tech world. Efficient collaboration is the major key to success to matter what size…

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Boost Your Productivity With Multiple Screens [Infographic]

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Someone once told me that if I wanted to be productive I should set up an additional monitor in my desk. At first, I found that idea hard to believe because, as a procrastinator,  it would probably encourage multitasking. I thought that by switching attention from…

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Pittsburgh

3 Simple Ways to Save Your Work From a Power Outage

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

If you’ve had any level of experience with modern technology, then you’ve almost certainly experienced the heartache associated with losing hours of work due to a power interruption or some other malfunction. Fortunately, with a little bit of proactivity on your part, you can…

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Workboard Releases Updates to Help Track Company Goals

By | Apr 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Your team can’t achieve a goal it doesn’t know about. Far too few employees fully understand the goals of their organization and what they need to do to achieve those goals. Workboard has announced a major release to its suite of apps to help teams set…

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4 Irrefutable Laws of Organizing e-Files

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While computers have made our lives easier in many ways, they have also complicated many things that used to be simple. For those of us who spend tons of time creating and saving documents, Excel workbooks, PDFs, and various downloads to our computers, keeping…

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Originate Gives 20% of the Work Week Back to Employees

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

On February 25 Originate appointed Lloyd Taylor, the former LinkedIn VP as their new CIO. Specifically, he was called up to provide insight and advice for companies seeking to scale successfully and avoid disasters. Recently, Taylor penned a post for Originate about their 20%…

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7 Free Tools to Keep Your Startup WorkFlow Organized

By | Feb 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Workflow management, a strategy for automating business processes, is a powerful tool for effective collaboration. Companies looking to be more productive increasingly seek tools that enable a more organized workflow for their creative processes. The benefits of creating an organized workflow include: Keeping your team focused Managing time and prioritize important tasks…

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San Diego

Mammoth is a Dynamic Communication Tool Born of Frustration

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

What if one day all of your communication could be centralized? Karan Gupta, Amit Narayanan, and Ashish Krishna are the founders of Mammoth, a communication and publishing tool for groups. The Mammoth mission is to centralize communication. Gupta and Krishna have been friends for over 18…

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A Quick Guide to Hacking Workplace Procrastination

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

We’ve all been there; we wake up and go to bed thinking about our endless to-do lists. Yet, we find ourselves doing everything except what’s on that list. Being productive has a lot to do with habits and also mindset. Impediments to productivity is…

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5 Time Management Tools to Tame Distractions

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Image credit: Flickr/edgeplot We’re no stranger to daily distractions and frequent interruptions that constantly make us feel pulled in different directions. While it’s difficult to take out those interruptions, it’s much easier to control how much time you spend on interruptions, and analyze the time you have to spend on…

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How the Agile Approach Drives Innovation

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The workload of any project manager is rather heavy, but this is particularly so in the IT industry, where dynamic decision making and innovation is critical to product development. This makes the traditional “Waterfall” project management style unsuitable for such an environment. So how…

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5 Ways to Manage Your Company with Today’s Tools

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

If your team is still only using email for team management and to coordinate projects, you might be a little behind the times. It’s 2015. It’s time to replace old, outdated software and methods with apps that can help your team work better together….

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Sketch Collages and Notes with Loose Leaf

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Until you use it, you may not realize how helpful a quick note-taking app can be. Take me, for example: For sketches, I used pencil and paper, but recently I turned to Loose Leaf, and I have to say that it saved my day…

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3 Lists That Will Make You a Productivity Badass

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Saturday, life coach and poet Jeff Zettel took to the stage at the Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to share his three-part productivity system. It all boils down to three lists that help Zettel clarify his priorities, translate them into action, and…

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20 Killer Apps and Websites to Make College Life Easier

By | Feb 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Homework, study groups, classes, labs, family, friends, jobs: it’s a wonder how college students get everything done, and still manage to get a couple hours of sleep every night! Productivity, studying, and time management are three areas in which many college students struggle. No…

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Become More Productive by Eliminating These 7 Distractions

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

Image credit: ZEN WORKSPACE — CREDIT: JOE ST.PIERRE. LICENSE: CC BY–NC–SA 2.0 Launching a successful startup requires you to focus all of your time and effort on the task at hand. There are only so many hours in each day — time is the one…

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Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I’m all about productivity. Or, at least, I’m all for the notion of it – not necessarily the everyday practice of it – but, then again, who can honestly say that they operate on maximum productivity every day?  Generally, though, I’m productive on most…