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Office Ergonomics guidelines to help improve effectiveness
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Ergonomics covers the study of the plan and outlay of an office to meet the potential and limits of the worker. The primary objective of office ergonomics is to lay out your office space in a way that suits you and helps you work in a comfortable environment to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency. 

A workstation that is in line with the guidelines of an ergonomic office helps you stay away from exhaustion and uneasiness. You should incorporate some office ergonomics tips into your workstation to achieve the highest level of productivity. 


Body posture tips 

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Putting an end to patching chaos in the IT suite
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Most corporate systems are being patched constantly by the IT department. Software upgrades, security alerts, changes to the IT architecture, fixes and new functionality all require amendments to existing systems. In the past, these patches were applied in an ad-hoc fashion, and not properly documented. But with the complexity of today’s IT architecture, that approach soon lead to chaos. 

So companies are increasingly turning to patch management software, to ensure that these changes are implemented in a controlled and compliant way, with the least impact on critical...

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Dealing with Shadow IT: All You Need To Know
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Shadow IT is an information technology solution, created and used in a firm without its consent. Business users in an enterprise with increased websites and apps will opt to try shadow IT whenever they feel that their wants are not addressed accordingly. Good news is; it is possible to deal with shadow IT effectively as discussed below. 


What Causes Shadow IT? 

When a firm’s IT department is slow and doesn’t serve the employees’ needs to their satisfaction, some of these clients will choose to improve the functionality and will venture into shadow IT...

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What is Working Out Loud?
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Working Out Loud is an approach for relationships' building and collaboration. It is a concept that helps establish and grow meaningful contacts for companies as well as individuals.


Are you facing layoff or company reorganization?

Working Out Loud, also referred to as peer support circles, is a fantastic way to reach out to more people and achieve more possibilities. Unlike other social networks, this idea is aimed at creating relationships founded on generosity and common purpose. It is an activity-packed element that allows the discovery of new and immense opportunities. ...

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Top Trends in Endpoint Security to Look Out For In 2018
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Endpoint security is a safety method that is applied through locking down of endpoints such as PCs, tablets, and phones among other network-enabled devices, to safeguard networks. What separates endpoint security from the simple PC protection is that the security features on the endpoints are managed essentially by corporate IT. These security measures are run in two layers: 

  1. There are software agents who work in the background on the endpoints. 
  2. A centralized endpoint security system which observes and manages the agents. 


What to Expect In 2018 

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How to Solve DevOps Challenges
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DevOps can be defined as the relationship between IT operatives and development operations that ensures services and various applications are delivered at a fast rate. It includes various tools, practices, tools and cultural philosophies. It essentially means that products are improved and developed faster as opposed to the way that organisations used traditional software and infrastructure to develop various processes. DevOps have managed to evolve greatly over the years. However, although they keep thriving, this year they are likely to face some challenges. Here is how to solve...

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Leveraging ITIL Practices to Your Advantage
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ITIL is an acronym for IT Infrastructure Library. This compendium of knowledge has evolved over the years and the latest publications (version three) place a great deal of emphasis upon concepts such as the relationship between businesses and IT as a digital framework. More specifically, the ITIL is separated into five categories:

  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Transition
  • Operations
  • Continuous quality and service improvements

Having said this, how can these concepts be successfully incorporated into a business and what factors should management take into account?


ITIL Management Solutions...

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How to use IoT to save money on your business operations
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The term Internet of Things commonly referred to as IoT has gained popularity over the past few years. Catchy phrases that are associated with IoT such as retrofitted sensors, predictive maintenance, and advanced technologies are becoming common and making business owners curious. Technically, the Internet of Things is set to become the next big thing. IoT has already spread to office buildings all over the world, and some companies are already enjoying the benefits of this technology. One of the leading reasons why cost-saving IoT is being developed is to optimize business operations...

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Meet your diverse application needs with a low-code platform
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Although the concept is not entirely new, the phrase ‘low-code development’ has only recently entered into common usage. Most SMBs will always welcome the opportunity to manage a costly process in-house, and app development is no different. Using low-code technology which reduces the need for complex hand-coding, organisations can meet their specific business requirements with apps which are supported by mobile and other devices. 


How does it work in practice?

Low-code service providers have pioneered the use of innovative software which saves time and money on the...

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How to Carry Out a Comprehensive SWOT Analysis
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Effective management of a business requires you to identify the strengths to exploit and the weaknesses to work on. A company must also understand the opportunities available and threats that may compromise its capabilities, and that is what SWOT analysis is all about. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. A proper SWOT analysis allows the management of an enterprise to identify several factors that contribute heavily towards its performance. Every small business must learn how to carry out a SWOT analysis adequately to benefit from its outcomes. The...

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