How do I use enterprise social networks?

Facebook and Twitter may be the biggest social networks in terms of users, but they’re not often used by businesses for internal communications. Many companies prefer enterprise social networks which are more geared around workplace collaboration, are more secure and prove less of a distraction. For internal communication, two of the most popular enterprise social … Continued

How can I make Google searches more effective?

If you’re searching for an article, or investigating a topic, Google can be a great resource. However, a lot of people aren’t aware they can enhance their search results by accessing their search tools. By using these, you’ll be able to apply additional filters to your searches, ensuring only the most relevant links appear. Follow … Continued

Using technology to make meetings more productive

The workplace meeting presents numerous challenges for managers and employees. A successful meeting depends on everyone having access to important files, all stakeholders being present and, ultimately, the discussion being productive in terms of goal setting. Fortunately, advances in technology mean that there are new tools available to make meetings easier to facilitate, more engaging … Continued

The top 10 ways to be a better cyber citizen

Are You A Good Cyber Citizen? This question is particularly timely in October as we promote National Cyber Security Month, an annual, nation-wide event that aims to raise awareness about cyber security. This year’s theme, “Our Shared Responsibility,” emphasizes the role each of us plays in securing our part of cyberspace, including the devices we … Continued

What should you do if you become the target of an Internet #troll?

Using the Internet to communicate presents all sorts of exciting possibilities. Social media, blogging, posting on message boards and online forums are all great ways to express your thoughts and interact with like-minded people.   However, as in life, not everybody you come across online is going to be friendly. A small minority of internet … Continued

How do I get started on social media?

If you haven’t joined a social media site yet, chances are you’ve probably heard about one. Websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have revolutionised the way people engage with each other. Membership brings innumerable benefits, ranging from sharing photos and videos, staying in touch with colleagues outside of the office, seeking out a long-lost relative, … Continued

How to control your privacy on LinkedIn

As a professional networking platform, privacy on LinkedIn works differently from other social media sites. Users tend to be more willing to share personal information for networking purposes and usually they’re happy to allow others to be notified when they have viewed their profile. For more cautious LinkedIn users, there are options to limit the … Continued

Top tips on making your smartphone battery last longer

We all know the feeling when you look down on your mobile phone and there’s hardly any charge left. To say it’s frustrating is an understatement. Believe it or not, certain activities drain your battery quicker than others. In October 2015, it was reported that Facebook’s iPhone app was not sleeping properly when users returned … Continued

How to manage your old posts on social media

Social media brings many benefits, allowing us to share stories and photos and connect with relatives and friends. However, unless you enable your privacy settings, your information will be publicly viewable. Whether you’re applying for jobs, academic positions, or even making a new friend who you were previously unsure about, one Facebook status or tweet … Continued

What is two-factor authentication, or 2FA, and how does it work?

Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is an additional piece of information that is used to log into a service. Normally people just input a username and password. But if the password is easy to guess, or has been stolen, the entire account could be compromised. Two-factor authentication is increasingly popular as it helps add … Continued