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Effective Computing In Today’s World


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A presentation I did a few years ago at a business networking event. This addresses the key needs every business has in concern to computers and the internet. Included are technologies to support …

A presentation I did a few years ago at a business networking event. This addresses the key needs every business has in concern to computers and the internet. Included are technologies to support those needs.

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  • 1. Effective Computing in Today’s World. Scott Reimers CTO,
  • 2. Scott Reimers Bachelor of Science in IT: University Of Texas at Arlington Programmer for American Airlines Mainframe support for IBM Application Operations for HP 5yrs IT manager and Director 2yrs Director of ASP Design and operations 5yrs Owner of TechNecessities
  • 3. Why Use a Computer?
    • Before Internet
      • Word Processing
      • Data Processing
      • Spreadsheets
      • Limited Entertainment
    • After Internet
      • Communication
      • Information
      • Education
      • Entertainment
  • 4. Basic Computer Uses
    • Internet Browsing
    • Email Communication
    • Online Banking
    • Music and Entertainment
  • 5. Small Business Computer Uses
    • Communication
      • Email
      • Web
      • Faxing
    • Accounting
      • QuickBooks
      • Peachtree
      • Excel
    • Customer Management
      • Scheduling
      • Reminders
      • Contact
      • Documentation
  • 6. Communication
    • Email
      • Professional Domain Name
      • Automation
        • Out of Office Replies, Forwarding, Generic Address.
      • Professional Signature
      • Email PDF Invoices and Estimates.
    • Web
      • Customer Access to Online Documents.
        • Username/Password Protected.
      • Web Applications into Accounting, Customer Service.
    • Fax
      • Direct from Accounting application.
      • Save incoming faxes as Files.
  • 7. Accounting
    • Productivity
      • Pre-defined Invoices and Estimates
      • Cost tracking
      • Fast retrieval of customer information and history.
      • Payment and Check automation.
      • Automated Time Tracking and invoicing
    • Record Keeping
      • Paperless Office
    • Security
      • Different access levels for staff
      • Backup and Storage
      • Unauthorized access.
  • 8. Customer and Time Management
    • Outlook and PIMs (Personal Information managers)
      • Full calendar management.
      • Pop-up reminders
      • Follow-up reminders of contacts and email.
      • Notes on each contact.
      • Exports easily to Word/Excel for mail merge.
    • PDA and Smartphones.
      • Seemless integration into Outlook
      • Mobile access to information, including making changes.
      • Time and Materials tracking at the job site.
  • 9. Multi-User Systems
    • Centralized server.
      • Central location for all documents.
      • Multi-user concurrent access to programs.
        • QuickBooks.
        • Database Programs: ACT, Access, Filemaker.
      • Central Backup, and Redundancy
      • Access everything from any PC.
    • Organization and Scheduling
      • Exchange Server
        • Shared Calendars, Free/Busy notification.
        • Shared workspace/email inboxes.
      • Intranet Website
  • 10. TechNecessities “ Computing is not about computers any more.  It is about living.” Nicholas Negroponte “ Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven.  I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.” Bill Gates   ” They've finally come up with the perfect office computer. If it makes a mistake, it blames another computer.” Milton Berle Questions?