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Maximizing Business Productivity with Technology

2007 presentation to River City Express Network on technologies that can help maximize small business productivity

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Maximizing Business Productivity with Technology

  1. 1. Who's Afraid of a Little Bitty Mouse? Using Technology to Maximize Business Productivity Doug Lucy, Allegro Consultants
  2. 2. Relief from allergies….
  3. 3. Allegro – keeping I.T in tune Al – le –gro [ uh – ley – groh ] -adjective, adverb Brisk or rapid in tempo
  4. 4. • Founded in 1993 • Richmond, DC, Norfolk • 35 programmers and DBAs • Support business and government • Tailor software to meet the needs of business
  5. 5. Agenda • What is available to help • How it can be used • Examples here in Richmond
  6. 6. Email • Primary communication channel • Replaced faxes, physically-mailed documents • PDF creator • Newsletters
  7. 7. Online email • Available anywhere • No PC
  8. 8. Email server • Exchange server • Outlook • Calendar • ActiveSync • PDA / SmartPhone
  9. 9. Email server integration
  10. 10. Online calendars • Reminders and Invites • Publish and subscribe • See “anywhere”
  11. 11. Evite and MeetUp • Manage event invitations • Adhoc subject meetings
  12. 12. IM or Instant messaging • Quick typed conversation • One-to-one or many • Less of an interruption
  13. 13. Keener Communications
  14. 14. Instant messaging • Multitaksing • AIM, Yahoo, Jabber, Pidgin
  15. 15. Instant messaging and SMS • SMS or “texting” • Short, quick messages • From – Phones – PCs – Servers
  16. 16. Jott.com • Free voice transcription • And delivery
  17. 17. Conference calling • ConferenceCall.com • Meet without traveling • Avoid hassles • Cheap, easy
  18. 18. Audio and video conferencing • Mics and webcams are cheap • IM for audio and video easy • Example: Lawyer’s Staffing
  19. 19. Web conferencing • WebEx and GoToMyMeeting • Show app or PPT • Interaction • Recording
  20. 20. Remote assistance • Built into XP and Mac • Request help • Remote helpdesk • Show how-to
  21. 21. Screen recording • Camtasia and Wink • Training, procedures
  22. 22. Wiki • Wikipedia • Enterprise Wiki
  23. 23. La Difference
  24. 24. Spread knowledge
  25. 25. Spread the knowledge
  26. 26. Google docs and spreadsheets • Word processor and spreadsheet • Available anywhere • Sharable
  27. 27. Blogs • Chronological list of notes or comments • Explain, comment or announce
  28. 28. Turnkey Promotions
  29. 29. Content management system • User-updateable website • Fresh info • Communicate
  30. 30. Intranet CMS or portal • Documents, policies, how-to’s
  31. 31. Customer portal • Self-service • Improve service, lower costs
  32. 32. Surveys • Gather info from a group • SurveyMonkey and Logic Depot
  33. 33. Whiteboards and Pixid • Whiteboards are communication • Avoid fancy solution
  34. 34. High score
  35. 35. Thanks! Contact info: Doug Lucy dlucy@allegroconsultants.com 804-553-1130

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    Oct. 14, 2016

2007 presentation to River City Express Network on technologies that can help maximize small business productivity

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