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Increase Office Productivity by Making Technology and Software Work for You
Don't battle your software instead, learn techniques for installations and upgrades, and take control of your technology.
Even in our ultra-connected workplaces, boosting productivity can sometimes feel like a battle of user versus technology. If it seems like you're spending more time fighting against machines than making them work for you, it's time to take control.
Taking a moment to learn some key technology skills will pay off in the future, making you more productive as a result. Here are some top-level tips.
For some, a computer's operating system (OS) is a mysterious, dangerous place where things can go very wrong. But getting to know the system through some strategic installations and upgrades can help you gain confidence and increase your tech knowledge.
Download and Install a Windows OS
Windows 8 is launching this fall, and for many small businesses it will be time to upgrade to the new OS. For other versions of Windows though (particularly Windows 7), installation or reinstallation can be a way to "freshen up" a system and increase speed. Here are some tips:
Upgrade an Operating System
Before making the jump to the next level of Windows OS, consider these factors:
Sometimes, effectiveness and better time management can be found through new software options.
Top Productivity Software Choices
Installation Tips: Download-only vs. Physical Installation
With the introduction of so many mobile apps, users have grown accustomed to downloading software instead of using installation disks. However, both approaches have certain benefits.
Physical installation advantages:
With a strong knowledge of an OS and some well-chosen software applications, you should be on your way to a more productive workday.
For an additional turbo boost, make sure your computer is running at top speed, clean out all data that doesn't need to be stored and improve your security so that it makes operations more streamlined.
Need some advice in these areas? No problem here are some insight-packed articles from Staples Tech to get you started: