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A Digital Carpenter Needs the Right Tool

This Screen Ruler is a great tool that allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen. This is especially useful when measuring graphics, web page browser sizes or whatever. Screen Ruler can display Pixels, Inches, Picas or Centimeters.

http://www.spadixbd.com/freetools/jruler.htm

Thanks to Cory for letting us know.

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When Computer Hacking is OK

It’s now just part of digital life.  If your company has a network with a connection to the internet you can be hacked.  This happens in different ways and it can happen to you. Just look a few weeks ago in the Calgary Herald March 18th “Computer Virus Spurs Patient Privacy Scare” The Sunridge Medical Clinic staff first noticed performance issues in January.    The results of tests revealed a virus double whammy that resulted in records being accessed.   Introducing the Certified Ethical Hacker (C.E.H.)* or as Andrew Jackson of Next Digital prefers to call it is “Penetration Tester.”  A C.E.H. is a professional certification provided by the international Council of  E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council.)

An ethical hacker is usually employed by an organization who trusts him to attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker, for the purpose of finding and fixing computer security vulnerabilities.

  • Have you noticed a sudden decrease in the efficiencies in your computer?
  • Have you noticed a web sites or functions of your computer that aren’t common or can’t be fixed?

To inquire further call Dan -403-686-4357 ext 338  and check out: http://www.eccouncil.org/

How Many Hats Are You Wearing?

As business owners we ask ourselves to wear many hats every day of the week. But how do we do this with any degree of success? Here are three keys to help focus on your priorities:

1) Delegate or ‘outsource’ those tasks that are not your core business competencies. Take bookkeeping for example. Yes you can do it, however, take into respect how many hours it would take you to do it versus a competent professional who does it every day. “My bookkeeper does my quarterly books in 3 hours! This same work would take me about 3 days!”

2) Spend about 70% of your work week on sales and marketing!  Yes, you read that correctly! You must keep filling the funnel in order to get new clients or customers. End of story.

3) Educate, educate, educate! Educate yourself, your staff, and your clients every day. We have all heard the saying, ‘education is power’. Never close the books on business. Fill your brain with Knowledge and you will always be continuously improving your bottom line.

Shauna Baty is the President of her own company, The Business Block, which teaches ‘Business Classes for Busy People’. For further information on educating your business, please contact her

friendly staff at: http://www.TheBusinessBlock.com or email info@thebusinessblock.com.

You Control Your Blackberry

Your BB is simply a phone and mini-computer. You have the power to manage it:

1. Adjust your mindset – you control your BB, not the other way around

2. Personalize your settings as outlined in previous Turner Tips©

3. Utilize BB’s full capabilities and avoid the most common pitfalls. Call us.

*Note: We refer to BlackBerry as it’s the most common business device. However, these principles also apply to iPhone, Palm Treo and other “smart phones”.

You’re the Boss of Your BlackBerry

On average, BlackBerry users waste 30 minutes a day fiddling with functions that have not been set to their advantage. BlackBerry’s default settings are counter-productive which also means counter-control.

BlackBerry comes with minimal basic instructions at best. The first time you play with your new gadget, excitement quickly dissolves into exasperation as you try in vain to navigate through all of the applications.

Messaging, Internet, Tasks, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, speed dial, instant signature, calculator—to name a few; how do you master these powerful functions?

You could call the manufacturing company of your phone and have your call re-routed through a call-centre. Or you could contact us directly and have one of our Efficiency Coaches assist you through a Tips & Tricks Session™.

Exploit BlackBerry’s Power. . .
Save Time – Live Your Passion!

Learn More  contact Turner Efficiency™ now at 403-241-1100 or www.TurnerEfficiency.com

Pimp my VoIP

How do you take advantage of this economic situation?  Work smarter and leverage technology and social networking.  The phones have always been the lifeblood for any business.  With unified communications (U.C.) you can leverage that investment in your VoIP phone system to gain market share and cut communication costs.

A simple definition of U.C. is the melding of several communication technologies into a single, simple to manage platform.  Smart businesses are using voice, text, video communications, e-mail, instant messaging, conference, calendars, tasks and collaborative work spaces to give them that advantage in the marketplace.

If your business relies on communications then you should be using the U.C. features such as in-house conferencing, presence indication” to avoid wasted calls, “Click-to-Connect” in documents, work groups and “Hot Desks”

For companies with branch offices in other cities or towns video conferencing has matured as a technology and now contributes to a large reduction in travel expenses.

Similarly, cellular bills often range around $100.00 per field user per month and can be much larger for international calls.  Use of secure VoIP can cut telephone toll costs by routing those calls over the corporate data network thereby bypassing the toll-based networks.

Power to the People – U.C. allows you to leverage the people on your team by increasing efficiencies & eliminating communication barriers.

Dan Brownsberger, Professional Services Manager

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