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Facebook Outage. What went wrong?

Facebook outage

A blast from the past March 13th, 2019 turned out to be a nightmare for Facebook and its affiliates. The Social network suffered a major outage, which also hit related products Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp and lasted for at least 14 hours. The incident hit millions of users across the globe and cost approximately $90

Top Six Personal Competencies to Succeed in IT

Top 6 Personcal competencies to succeed in IT

Stepping into the IT industry is not as difficult as it might seem. But building a successful IT career includes developing some personal competencies beyond the traditional tech skill set and could be equally well applied to other functional disciplines. IT specialists focused on consistent professional growth should adopt a specific mindset that includes an

Productivity Tip: Work Smarter with Microsoft Word

Most motivational speakers often recommend working smarter, not harder. Once people start to follow this advice, they notice a significant boost in their overall productivity. This includes time-management, motivation, and self-organizing areas, and there are plenty of new tools, platforms, and solutions that help keep a workday on track. Let’s take a closer look at Microsoft Word, one of the most popular word processing tool. Probably there isn’t a single person in the world who has never used it. From notes to newsletters, Word has always been the right tool for the job. Word has become an even better version of the app that you typed papers on back in college, evolving over time and offering live-editing, sharing and cloud-based storage. There are some tips and tricks to increase your productivity when using Microsoft Word. 1. Add a hyperlink to a word or sentence. Sometimes we need to add a hyperlink into an MS document. Links can help direct others who read the document to a specific website or, adding a reference. MS Word allows adding a hyperlink quickly and easily. Copy the link you would like to add to the document, highlight the corresponding Word or sentence, and click the Insert tab on the menu ribbon. Select the Hyperlink option and paste the URL in the Address text field, then click OK. 2. Use shortcuts. The keyboard shortcuts are incredibly effective for saving time. Just imagine how much time you spend searching for the menu for the tool you need. Most of the MS Word functions can be completed using shortcuts. Take several minutes every day to learn and practice keys combinations and get your work done quicker and easier. Check out this list of shortcuts to practice. 3. Move text within the document. Sometimes, you may need to move chunks of texts in your document after editing. The most common way of doing it is to use Cut & Paste options, but there are two other ways. Select the text you want to move and drag it to the place where you want it. When you are dragging the texts, a dotted vertical insertion point will show up. It will tell you where your text will be placed when you release your mouse. However, this method is not convenient enough for working with long documents, so you can choose an alternative option. Start with selecting the text you want to move, hit F2 on the keyboard, and then the phrase “Move to where?” will appear in the lower-left corner of your window. Scroll down your page to place where you want the texts, put your cursor on it, and press “Enter.” 4. Customize your Quick Access toolbar. If you are often performing actions under several clicks-worth of options, you may need to customize your Quick Access toolbar. First, click on the down arrow next to Undo button. A shortlist of popular commands appears on the drop‑down list. Select a command to add. A checkmark appears in front of each command on the toolbar. If you can’t find the item you need in the upper navigation, select More Commands from the below list. 5. Compare several documents on one screen. Forget about switching backward and forwards between multiple documents to make comparisons, use the View Side by Side feature. To view two documents in the same window, make sure both documents you want to view are open and click View in the upper navigation. Then click View Side by Side and look through files simultaneously. Hopefully, these tips and tricks will positively impact your productivity and help you complete your day-by-day tasks easier and quicker. If you need some advanced IT don’t hesitate to contact our experts and bring your IT experience to the next level.

Most motivational speakers often recommend working smarter, not harder. Once people start to follow this advice, they notice a significant boost in their overall productivity. This includes time-management, motivation, and self-organizing areas, and there are plenty of new tools, platforms, and solutions that help keep a workday on track. Let’s take a closer look at

How to start a career in Information Technology

How to start a career in IT

People choose to work in the IT field for various reasons. This industry gives an endless opportunity for professional growth, fulfilling career ambitions, and participating in exciting projects that change our world for the better. On top of this, working in IT is pretty well paid. Whether you choose IT from being a student or

Women in IT: The reality of the XXI Century

Despite all the progress that has been made by women during the last century, unfortunately, things do not look so optimistic when it comes to the tech industry. It is fair to say that careers in various STEM areas, including IT, have not been very welcoming to women. Even in the modern digital era, there

Top 7 Soft Skills for Successful IT Specialists

Top 7 Soft Skills for Successful IT Specialists

IT is no longer a solely tech-related area. With the boost of the digital transformation software development companies transform into providers of complex solutions and services which help to address business needs using cutting-edge technologies. IT specialists nowadays can’t rely solely on technical knowledge. Some of the most important skills contributing to a successful IT

In the loop: What is Business Analytics

What is Business Analytics

What is Business Analysis as a discipline and why is it important to rely on professional business analysts when it comes to a better customer experience? Dive deep into this topic with Bill Pritchard, Director for Customer Success at Klik Solutions. Q: What is a Business Analyst? A Business Analyst is someone who combines analytics

The Secret to Scaling your Business with Technology

Scaling your business with technology

Technology and innovations have always played a significant role in delivering better customer and employee experiences in the overall business success. The new reality created by the challenges of 2020 made us think even more about how IT solutions can help in the continuity of a business process. According to Forbes, nowadays, nearly 77% of

5 reasons why you need an IT Assessment

why you need an IT assessment

What is an IT assessment, and why should every company consider it essential? It is a comprehensive review of all organization’s existing IT infrastructure, security protocols, management, and performance. A review of your IT allows you to identify strengths, weaknesses and make strategic business decisions based on facts rather than assumptions. By being proactive, problems

5 Industries that need an IT Plan

5 Industries that need an IT Plan

Nowadays, nobody will dispute the great importance of technology in overall business success and competitiveness. With the rapid shift to working online, some companies underestimated the role of IT support. A properly organized and managed IT infrastructure alongside tailored software solutions is essential for all organizations. Still, technology is more vital to some economic sectors.

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