productivity

The politics of collaboration

Very interesting article on the political nature of collaboration tech/IT projects, such as web2.0 technologies: The three most common objections raised to any new collaboration technology (including Web 2.0 ) are security (access control, compliance and governance); cost (initial price and TCO); and productivity (which processes the technology supports and what is the expected cut in cycle times if everything goes well). In working with ...

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Do you need help with that presentation?

Slideshare the cool site that allows easy sharing of powerpoint slides via the web AND converts powerpoint into a more web friendly format for embedding, emailing, etc. has now started a great series on slide tips. Do you think they got tired of all of the really bad powerpoint presentations being loaded at their site? 🙂 Everyday, by some estimates, people deliver roughly 30 million ...

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12 New Rules of Working you should Embrace

From Zen Habits, with my thoughts in brackets. 1. Online applications and the cloud beat the desktop and hard drive2. Collaborate on documentation [online], don’t email [Don’t collaborate on paper, either. If needed, make screenshots of prototypes to share with the group. ]3. Collaboration is the new productivity [not necessarily true, if you’ve ever been on a dysfunctional committee or project group that can’t get ...

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Jpgs, Gifs, Pngs – what is best for screenshots?

Uh-oh, I sometimes take the easy way out (i.e., use whatever format is supported by the software I have in front of me)… Text & Clipart — GIF or PNG formatScreenshots from Window — PNG formatVideo & Photographs screenshots — JPG format The article explains it more and also includes images comparing quality. http://www.labnol.org/software/tutorials/best-file-format-for-screenshot-images/3917/

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Converting apple keynote to powerpoint (4:3 ratio to 16:9)

This is a much abbreviated version from an email: Convert 4:3 powerpoint presentations to 16:9 (wide-screen)Keynote (apple) can resolve this problem. 1) Open the original presentation in Apple keynote.2) Open the inspector, choose document >slide size Choose the new size 3) Export the new presentation from Keynote to Powerpoint. Workaround from Microsoft:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA011420901033.aspx

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