Using Technology to Make the Most of Your Small Office or    Home Office (SOHO)               Corbin Ball, CMP CSP        ...
   1 - 4 people   AKA “virtual office”   About 40 million people (in U.S.) and growing!   Typically limited IT support...
   Hardware   Software   Free efficiency tools   Procedures   Travel/mobile tools and apps
Hardware
Ergonomics first!
   Computers (2+)   Dual monitors   Wireless ergonomic mouse (MS IntelliMouse)   Multifunction keyboard   Back up dri...
SoftwareOperating Systems
SoftwareOperating Systems                    MIT Tech Review - Dec. 12
Essential SOHO software:   OS (Windows 7 or 8) or Mac OS?   Integrated office suite (MS Office 10)    ◦ Word, Excel, Pow...
SoftwareIntegrated Office Suites:◦ Email◦ Contact management◦ Calendar◦ Tasks
xobni.comcutepdf.comdropbox.com (2.5-5 Gb free)join.meevernote.compicasa.comefax.com (10 pages/month)docs.google.comhootsu...
xobni.com
picasa.google.com
efax.com
docs.google.com
hootsuite.com
kayak.com
 Turn off the chime Deal with each email message   (4Ds: do it, delete it, delegate it, defer it) Use subfolders Don’t...
 Software Externaldrive (USB 2.0) USB drives Cloud storage
Western Digital 2TB My Book USB 3.0      Street price: $90 (ebay)
16 GB Flash DriveStreet price: $10-15
mozy.com* / carbonite.com***2GB free! **unlimited $59/year
 Avoid storing data on paper Scan to PDF Avoid the fax machine                    =
On the road:
skype.comlogmein.com
Google MapsZite news readerGoogle browserHootsuite
KayakTripitGateGuruAirportRemote
Frommer’s Travel ToolsYelpFoodspottingHearPlanet
TWC – The Weather ChannelLodgeNetDocScan HD
DropBoxGoodReader $4.99EvernoteOffice2 HD $7.99
Dragon DictationPentultimateSpeed TestTechSpecquickmobile.com/techspec
Course Notes:corbinball.com/assets/soho-pcma.pdfCorbin’s Favorites Filecorbinball.com/bookmarksCorbin’s Article Databaseco...
Thank you! Please fillout the evaluation form.Contact Info:Web: corbinball.comBlog: corbinball.wordpress.comFacebook: face...
Thank you! Please fillout the evaluation form.Contact Info:Web: corbinball.comBlog: corbinball.wordpress.comFacebook: face...
Corbin Ball Associates       506 14th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 USACorbin Ball, CMP is an international speaker, consul...
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior
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Are you working in a small or home office and feel frustrated by technology? Do you want to learn tips that will make it all work more effectively and at a lower cost? Do you just want the stuff to work right? Then this interactive workshop is for you. Taught by the leading meetings technology consultant, Corbin Ball, who has learned from experience for more than a decade managing his own small office and traveling about 130 days each year.

Learner Objectives:
* To help those working from remote locations understand the range of technology options available and how to manage them efficiently.

* Get ideas about managing your computer, networks, security, spam, faxes, alternate telecommunication options, contact management, and much more on your own or with minimal IT support.

* Save tons of frustration and lots of dollars learning the tricks from a technology expert that has managed his small office for more than eleven years.

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Corbin Ball Presentation: Technology for the Small Office/Home Office and Road Warrior

  1. 1. Using Technology to Make the Most of Your Small Office or Home Office (SOHO) Corbin Ball, CMP CSP Corbin Ball AssociatesCourse Notes: corbinball.com/assets/soho-pcma.pdf Twitter: @corbinball #pcmacl © Corbin Ball Associates
  2. 2.  1 - 4 people AKA “virtual office” About 40 million people (in U.S.) and growing! Typically limited IT support 4 “Fs”: Freedom , Flexibility, Fun and Financial
  3. 3.  Hardware Software Free efficiency tools Procedures Travel/mobile tools and apps
  4. 4. Hardware
  5. 5. Ergonomics first!
  6. 6.  Computers (2+) Dual monitors Wireless ergonomic mouse (MS IntelliMouse) Multifunction keyboard Back up drives (local and cloud-based) Web cam HD Computer headset Dual-line phone with headset Laser printer Color inkjet printer/scanner/copier/fax Wi-Fi router (802.11n) High-speed internet access UPS (uninterruptible power supply + surge) Paper shredder Ergonomic chair Good lighting
  7. 7. SoftwareOperating Systems
  8. 8. SoftwareOperating Systems MIT Tech Review - Dec. 12
  9. 9. Essential SOHO software: OS (Windows 7 or 8) or Mac OS? Integrated office suite (MS Office 10) ◦ Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, IE, Outlook Browser (Chrome) Backup software ◦ MS Backup and Restore, Carbonite.com, Dropbox.com Accounting software (QuickBooks) Antivirus (AVG – grisoft.com - free) Anti-spyware (Ad-Aware - lavasoft.com – free) Audio recording/editing (audacity.sourceforge.net - free) Web design software Tax software
  10. 10. SoftwareIntegrated Office Suites:◦ Email◦ Contact management◦ Calendar◦ Tasks
  11. 11. xobni.comcutepdf.comdropbox.com (2.5-5 Gb free)join.meevernote.compicasa.comefax.com (10 pages/month)docs.google.comhootsuite.comkayak.com
  12. 12. xobni.com
  13. 13. picasa.google.com
  14. 14. efax.com
  15. 15. docs.google.com
  16. 16. hootsuite.com
  17. 17. kayak.com
  18. 18.  Turn off the chime Deal with each email message (4Ds: do it, delete it, delegate it, defer it) Use subfolders Don’t use email for project management
  19. 19.  Software Externaldrive (USB 2.0) USB drives Cloud storage
  20. 20. Western Digital 2TB My Book USB 3.0 Street price: $90 (ebay)
  21. 21. 16 GB Flash DriveStreet price: $10-15
  22. 22. mozy.com* / carbonite.com***2GB free! **unlimited $59/year
  23. 23.  Avoid storing data on paper Scan to PDF Avoid the fax machine =
  24. 24. On the road:
  25. 25. skype.comlogmein.com
  26. 26. Google MapsZite news readerGoogle browserHootsuite
  27. 27. KayakTripitGateGuruAirportRemote
  28. 28. Frommer’s Travel ToolsYelpFoodspottingHearPlanet
  29. 29. TWC – The Weather ChannelLodgeNetDocScan HD
  30. 30. DropBoxGoodReader $4.99EvernoteOffice2 HD $7.99
  31. 31. Dragon DictationPentultimateSpeed TestTechSpecquickmobile.com/techspec
  32. 32. Course Notes:corbinball.com/assets/soho-pcma.pdfCorbin’s Favorites Filecorbinball.com/bookmarksCorbin’s Article Databasecorbinball.com/artCorbin’s TechTalk Newslettercorbinball.com/techtalk
  33. 33. Thank you! Please fillout the evaluation form.Contact Info:Web: corbinball.comBlog: corbinball.wordpress.comFacebook: facebook.com/corbin.ballLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/corbinballTwitter: twitter.com/corbinballGoogle+: goo.gl/zvMn6Pinterest: pinterest.com/corbinballCourse notes:www.corbinball.com/assets/soho-pcma.pdf © Corbin Ball Associates
  34. 34. Thank you! Please fillout the evaluation form.Contact Info:Web: corbinball.comBlog: corbinball.wordpress.comFacebook: facebook.com/corbin.ballLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/corbinballTwitter: twitter.com/corbinballGoogle+: goo.gl/zvMn6Pinterest: pinterest.com/corbinballCourse notes:www.corbinball.com/assets/soho-pcma.pdf © Corbin Ball Associates
  35. 35. Corbin Ball Associates 506 14th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 USACorbin Ball, CMP is an international speaker, consultant and writer helpingclients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is ahighly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjectsunderstandable and fun. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national andinternational publications and has been quote in the New York Times, the WallStreet Journal, Fast Company Magazine and numerous other publications. Corbinserves or has served on many hotel, corporate and association boards. He is theonly person to receive both MPI’s International Supplier of the Year and MPI’sInternational Chapter Leader of the Year awards. Corbin has been named in 2012as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" by SuccessfulMeetings Magazine, the 5th time he has received this award. +1.360.734.8756 corbin@corbinball.com www.corbinball.com @corbinball facebook.com/corbin.ball linkedin.com/in/corbinball corbinball.wordpress.com

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