After You Outsource, Do This!

By Guest Author Eric Holtzclaw When I work with a company that isn't reaching its full potential, I find there are two common threads that are most often holding that company back. The 1st most common problem is the business owner. They just can't give up control and end up doing things they should hire others to do. That's why I love LAN Systems because the services they offer allow business owners to do what I encourage them to do when I coach them - fire themselves. By letting LAN Systems take over the day to day operations of your technology, you take an important step toward focusing on building your business, not working in it. And the 2nd most common problem? Few companies know who their customer is, and because of that, they aren't doing what they need to support their customer's likelihood to select their business over their competitor or to keep their customer happy … [Read more...]

Gwinnett Tech hosts Women in Technology event

  By Keith Farner keith.farner@gwinnettdailypost.com       Thursday, September 12, 2013 © Copyright 2013 Gwinnett Daily Post LAWRENCEVILLE — When Gail Edwards was a youngster, her family’s neighbors often asked if she could babysit their kids. But Edwards would respond that she’d rather cut grass. “I’ve always thought differently than most women,” said Edwards, the dean of the Automotive, Construction and Trades College at Gwinnett Technical College. Edwards was among a panel of experts who spoke to Gwinnett Tech students, mostly women, at a networking and discussion event about women in technology on Thursday at the Busbee Center. Topics of the discussion included salary, education, ageism, experience and support in the male-dominated industries of science, technology, engineering and math. Moderator Yvonne Whitaker of the NCR Foundation said there is still a gap … [Read more...]

Creating Outlook Signatures with Logos

Want to show your social graces by adding logos to your Outlook signatures? Add social media links to your email signature for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and your blog. You can make a hyperlink to your social media sites so mail recipients just "click" right to them. Follow these simple steps to add your signature. Get your logos. You will need your company logo and logos for the social media sites to hyperlink. There are many logos to choose from that are in the public domain. If you want to use a logo that requires payment or special permission, make sure to satisfy all requirements before using. Get your hyperlinks. Go to each of your social media sites and cut/copy the links to that site. Be sure that you use the links that do not require login to the site. For instance, when you login to Twitter your homepage is: http://twitter.com/home. For others to see … [Read more...]

Keep Your Computer Safe & Happy

Be a computer support wiz and keep your computer safe and happy with these simple steps 1. Give it a nice place to live.  Make sure that your computer is in a clean, dry and well-ventilated area. Every time your computer or electronic components overheat, it shortens their live.  Dust and poor ventilation are a major cause of overheating so be sure your computer is in the cleanest area possible and that you have lots of airspace around the unit. Keep moisture to a minimum by controlling humidity and spills. Move computers away from spill and leak hazards and use a plastic keyboard  cover if you are accident prone. 2. Add memory.  This is an easy and inexpensive way to extend the life of your computer.  Adding more RAM (random access memory) can boost performance by allowing the processor to take advantage of the fast access to RAM and not rely on using the hard drive for memory. This … [Read more...]