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Cloud Computing Explained Simply

Tweet Everywhere we look, there’s a buzz about Cloud Computing. It seems to be the ‘in thing’. But what exactly is Cloud Computing? The Cloud is a platform – the Internet platform. Traditionally, we would buy some hardware (like a standard PC, for example) and install some software on it (like an accounts package or an office suite like MS …

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Clutterpad Launching Soon. Be the first to use it…

Tweet Those of you with sharp eyes will notice that the Clutterpad homepage has changed from saying “Coming Soon” to “Launch Date Approaching”. That’s right. It’s very near. We are really excited about Clutterpad. We have been using it internally for a while now and I can safely say that it’s awesome. It really does make teamwork and organization fun. …

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An Organization Tip from a Decorating Story

Tweet I once came across an excellent story about how someone thought decorating was nothing but a really laborious chore. However, he had to paint his bedroom walls. He didn’t particularly want to do it. So what did he do? He painted one wall a day. What an excellent idea! Instead of procrastinating and putting it off he just decided …

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Essential Things to Know Before Starting a New Business

Tweet Starting a new business can be a daunting yet exciting task. There are many reasons why you may want to start your own business. Perhaps you want to work for yourself, you lost your job or want to earn some extra money. No matter what the reason, there are some considerations that are vital before deciding to take the …

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Punctuation Matters

Tweet A lot of people underestimate the importance of punctuation. “What’s the use of commas and full stops?” you hear people whine. “It stops you from expressing yourself,” “It constrains you.” The list goes on. This is far from the truth. How would you punctuate the following sentence? woman without her man is nothing Men punctuated it like this: Woman, …

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“Later”, “Tomorrow” and Procrastination

Tweet The words “later” and “tomorrow” are the biggest obstacles to getting things done and being organized. A task comes on your desk and you put it aside and say “I’ll do it later” or “I’ll get round to that tomorrow”. I have already written about the two minute rule in an earlier post and that’s a great way to …

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3 Tasks

Tweet A great organization tip that I came across is to list the three most important tasks that must get completed. The idea is that, every morning, you set yourself the top three tasks that have to be completed that day; under any circumstance. You will find that other tasks will then follow suit and it will be easier to …

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Usability and User Experience

Tweet Everyone talks about how any product (or website) you make has to be usable. However, making great products means that you have to try to combine between usability and user experience. Eh? What’s the difference? People often get confused between usability and user experience. But make no mistake: the two are not synonymous with each other. Usability is high …

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Focus

Tweet One of the key things that stop people from actualizing their goals is that they are easily distracted from them. Life is one huge distraction. It’s either problems that a person faces or a new gadget or toy that has just come out; whatever the distraction, it stops a person being focused on his ultimate goals. Here are a …

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Will Google Chrome OS Succeed?

Tweet There’s been a lot of hype on the internet about whether Google’s new operating system will succeed. You have all sorts of people in the predicting game about whether it will be a great success or a doomed failure. While I don’t think we can really predict what will really happen, there are some things we can say. 1. …

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