02
Nov

Excel Tips: Using Colors

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Most folks want visual clues to make things easier to read and to comprehend. Our brains can identify and process visual clues many times faster than they can process text or numeric information. Using colors in spreadsheets can not only help us navigate, they can also facilitate comprehension. There are a lot of different techniques […]

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21
Sep

Excel Tips: Using Autofilters and Subtotal() – Part Two

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[In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how to use Autofilters to manage large sets of data, enabling you to work with only the records that are relevant. In this article we will explore how the Subtotal function in Excel can leverage the power of filters even more.] Sample Data Our sample data set […]

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21
Sep

Excel Tips: Using Autofilters and Subtotal() – Part One

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Like most programs these days, Microsoft Excel is far more powerful than most folks realize. While you may not use 90% of its power, I will share with you what I think are two of the most power features that beginning Excel users can master right away. They are easy to access and understand and […]

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15
Sep

2017 Tech Forward Conference

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Join Tech Impact and the nonprofit community for a 3-day event to engage, learn and envision how technology can transform the way we work as nonprofits. Catered to nonprofit employees in varying roles looking to use technology in a more effective way, Tech Forward will provide a forum to encourage discussion on the need to […]

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08
Sep

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Do

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The Equifax data breach affects some 143 million people, or, once you [hopefully] factor out children and people with supposedly no credit history to track, roughly 44% of the total population of the United States. Should you be alarmed? Yes. Absolutely. But what practical steps can you take now to protect yourself, or minimize the […]

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06
Sep

Disaster To-Go Bags and Technology

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After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, we’re looking at Irma coming into Florida (and other states) in the next few days. While people who live in hurricane areas should be ready to evacuate in the face of storms, everyone everywhere would do well to have a “To-Go” or “Bugout” Bag at the ready (wildfires, blizzards, […]

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18
Aug

The Cloud: A Primer

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Introduction Unless you’ve been lost in the Outback for the last few years, you’ve probably heard someone make mention of “the cloud”. But you still may not know what exactly is meant by the phrases “all of my important documents are stored in the cloud” or “we back up to the cloud every night”. Essentially […]

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31
Jul

Text Messaging Through Case Management Systems

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When a client asks – “Can I text it to you?” How do you respond? Does your firm supply cell phones? Are you comfortable giving out your personal cell phone number to your clients? Do you ask IT Support to create a Google Voice number for you? If you use a cell phone or a […]

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14
Jul

Don’t Get Hooked by Smishers!

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Most of you (I hope) are aware of the security risks involved with clicking on links in emails. Phishing is a common form of fraud in which a hacker tries to retrieve confidential information such as login credentials, personal identification, or even credit card information via email. Typically, a “phisher” will send an email that […]

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10
Jul

Windows 10 Delivery Optimization: Whose Machine Is It Anyway?

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In recent weeks, Windows 10 has made some significant changes to the way it delivers Windows Updates. While the Windows Update service itself still remains, the mechanisms by which those updates are delivered has been significantly revamped, and, unfortunately, comes with a few bugs baked in. The feature in question is called “Delivery Optimization”, and […]

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