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Most businesses use the cloud these days — the network of servers that host services on the internet — to store, manage and process at least some of their data.
Examples include Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud.
Read on for some of the things to consider when deciding which one to use.
You should be able to access data anywhere and anytime you can get online, including on a smartphone.
But keep in mind, if you can access it anywhere attackers can too. If you have to access sensitive information out of the office, do it on a secure connection — not an open network or public Wi-Fi hotspot. Make sure staff working from home use a secure Wi-Fi network.
You could store your data in the cloud rather than relying solely on a hard drive. It means you won’t lose access to it if something happens to your hard drive. To keep sensitive data secure on the cloud, be sure to encrypt it, limit access to authorised people only, and turn on two-factor authentication. Some cloud services encrypt files for you.
Check how much storage you’ll need, now and in the future. The cloud can be cheaper when it comes to scaling up your needs.
Cloud services offer levels of service that cater for a range of business sizes and budgets. If you don’t need 24/7 support the costs can be much lower.
Usually, it is very easy to change services. Notice times will be in your contract. Be sure to know what happens to your data if you want to switch providers, and how easy and secure it will be to transfer it.
All the Best,
Just some random tips
Many of you probably use Gmail, either for business or privately. Either way, it pays to make life easier for you when you want to find an email.
Excel is also a common software to use, so read on for some great tips.
Gmail Tips - Labels
You probably use labels in Gmail, which basically act as folders.
How to create labels for your emails
The easiest way to create a new label is to click on the big + sign on the left-hand side of your screen. This opens the basics for your new label:
the name and where to nest it under (your “filing cabinet” structure).
When you create names for your folders, be aware that they are sorted
alphabetically by Gmail. If you want to sort them differently, an easy way
to do this is by naming your folder i.e. 001 Finances, 002 Private, etc.
How to colour the labels
Once created, you can click on the three overflow dots beside the label to
select colours and a lot of other things.
Excel Tips - shortcuts
Ctrl + Semi Colon
This enters today's date as a value and formats the cell as dd/mm/yyyy.
Double-click format painter
This will enable you to copy formats to more than one cell
Alt + Enter
This inserts new lines within a cell. It can be used to make lots of info
simpler to read and look less cluttered.
Hold down Ctrl and drag the sheet to copy your worksheet
Much quicker than right-clicking the sheet name, selecting 'Move or
Copy', selecting a position, then ticking the 'Copy' box.
Excel tips courtesy of Traci from Excel Ace Limited
If you have any difficulties with those tips, please don’t hesitate to get
in touch with me, I’m sure I can help you!
Hi, I am Marion of Marion Metz Solutions