Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and tools such as conversational platforms, digital twins and blockchain are among the most strategic 2018 technology investments, according to Gartner.
At Gartner’s Symposium/ITXpo in Orlando, Gartner outlined its top strategic investments. These investments will be pushed into a global IT spend of $3.7 trillion, up 4.3 percent from a year ago.
Respondents in a Tech Pro Research survey found IT budgets will be up modestly, but there are a number of uncertainties. 39 percent of respondents said their 2018 IT budget will be up from 1 percent to 10 percent.Read More
The role technology plays in business is more strategic than ever. Organizations experiencing growth are under pressure to make intelligent decisions when hiring new tech employees. These decisions are necessary in order to maximize the efficiency of existing business processes while paving the way for further innovation.
This pressure is not unfounded – a report by McKinsey and Company finds that an alarmingly large percentage of enterprise IT projects fail. This can translate to higher failure rates for small and mid-sized businesses, underscoring the importance for IT department personnel choices.Read More
It’s 2017, and technology’s constant onward march continues unabated. With it comes innovation that transforms the way organizations of all sizes do business often in unexpected or surprising ways.
It is this constant stream of efficiency-generating innovation that puts the IT department in a unique position of power within the corporate structure. The work that IT professionals do is no longer confined to backroom servers and databases it broadly encompasses nearly every aspect of your core business.Read More
An add-in is a term used for a software utility added to a primary program. In other words, add-ins are mini applications that extend what you can do with Microsoft Office programs, such as PowerPoint. When you enable an add-in, it adds custom commands and new features that help increase your productivity.
By default, add-ins are not immediately available, so you must first install (and in some cases activate or configure) these add-ins so that you can use them. Many of the add-ins are free from the Microsoft Store (https://store.office.com). You may also be able to search for add-ins from third party vendors.Read More
Without a doubt, one of the most powerful features in PowerPoint is the ability to animate objects; there are several basic options available, which are very good. However, you can supercharge your animations and really dazzle your audience by creating custom animations and by using layers and triggers.
You can create custom animation effects using one of the following methods:
- Applying multiple animation effects to one object
- Applying motion path animation (including Custom path)
If you are like most people, you may not have spent much time in the Options area of Excel. That is unfortunate because you can choose some settings that can really customize your version of the program to your own personal preferences and work situation.
This blog will share some examples of the things you can do with options and settings. Hopefully these “golden nuggets” will encourage you to explore other options and settings that you might find helpful to you.Read More
An add-in is a term used for a software utility added to a primary program. In other words, add-ins are mini applications that extend what you can do with Microsoft Office programs. When you enable an add-in, it adds custom commands and new features to programs that help increase your productivity.Read More
With hundreds of functions available in Excel in multiple categories, it is nearly impossible for any one person to know how to use all of the functions.
This blog article will discuss a few of the lesser-known functions such as FORECAST, GETPIVOTDATA, TRANSPOSE, LARGE/SMALL (not the same as MAXIMUM/MINIMUM), and INDEX with MATCH.
As you may already know Excel functions are grouped into several categories including financial, logical, text, date/time, lookup and reference, math, statistical, engineering, cube, and of course, several others including the basic AutoSum functions.Read More
When it comes to its signature SharePoint document management software, Microsoft is deservedly ambitious. The company claims to reinvent the digital connected workplace and empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Underlying these big claims is technology that truly can revolutionize the way people work on every level.Read More
Today’s IT departments often find themselves pigeonholed by accessibility – both in terms of employees’ standard capacity to access documents and applications, and in the greater scope of making technology available to individuals with permanent, temporary, or situational accessibility needs.
In both respects, Microsoft SharePoint is leading the way towards creating a powerfully accessible digital office workspace. SharePoint users enjoy a unified, secure platform for employee data access.Read More