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  • How-Tos: 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Attract Holiday Shoppers

    How can social media help businesses drive traffic to their ecommerce or bricks-and-mortar sites this holiday season? CIO.com posed that question to dozens of marketers and social media experts. Following are their top seven strategies for how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to engage customers and get them -- and their friends -- to check out (and hopefully buy) your holiday offerings.

  • How-Tos: 10 ways to give better presentations using PowerPoint

    You have to give a presentation, and you need advice. You've come to the right place. In this article we offer tips on giving a great presentation using PowerPoint. How to use PowerPoint well, and how to give a confident presentation.

  • How-Tos: 10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

    Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

  • How-Tos: How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

    How many times have you clicked an email address on a webpage instead of copying it only to accidentally start Outlook or another desktop mail client?

  • How-Tos: How to build a great data science team

    Enterprises that want to launch big data initiatives -- or even more ambitiously, seek to create an "analytics culture" -- invariably should answer a handful of critical questions before spending money and allocating resources: What's the business case for analytics? Which big data tools should we use? Should we hire a data analytics vendor to handle everything? If we build an in-house team, where do we get the analytics talent?

  • How-Tos: Design your own KPIs, like this bar manager did with limes

    In a previous life, Dane Atkinson, now the CEO of SumAll.com, ran a bar in New York City. While there he developed what he came to call the "lime equation" -- an alternative indicator of sorts that could pinpoint the bar's sales or revenues for the night and as it happened, also flag employee theft.

  • How-Tos: How to file UK tax return online

    How to file your UK tax return online. How to use the HMRC website to submit your tax return.

  • How-Tos: How to Sync Google and Outlook Calendars

    Google recently pulled the plug on its Outlook calendar sync utility, so what is the alternative? Here are a few suggestions on how to sync your Google and Outlook calendars.

  • How-Tos: How to implement effective SLAs

    Before getting anywhere close to discussing the concept of service level agreements (SLAs) in IT service management (ITSM), there is one time-worn debate to straighten out.

  • How-Tos: How to use Outlook's auto reply features to free your vacation from email

    Nothing can put a damper on your vacation like worrying about your email. While Gmail's auto-responder is pretty easy to set, but most people use Outlook at work.

  • How-Tos: How to Protect Personal, Corporate Information When You Travel

    Before flying from Rome to Philadelphia earlier this summer, I stopped in the hotel lobby to print my boarding pass. The hotel had one computer dedicated solely to this task. It was the only public computer available to guests. I could access only airline websites and input my name and confirmation number for the ticket. That was it.

  • How-Tos: Add sizzle to your PowerPoint presentation with shapes and special effects

    Unless you're presenting a cure for insomnia, you want your PowerPoint slides to engage your audience without distracting them from the presenter (you). Too much text invites people to read rather than listen--if they don't just tune out completely.

  • How-Tos: How to become a LinkedIn Publisher

    We explain how to become a LinkedIn Publisher, as well as why you might want to be a LinkedIn Publisher.

  • How-Tos: Make your PowerPoint presentations pop with charts, graphics, and images

    You can buck the stereotype of PowerPoint presentations as bullet-pointed snoozefest. PowerPoint has a wealth of new graphics, layout, and animation features to liven up your deck. We'll focus on how to add tables, charts, graphics, and images to your slides, but that's just a sample--delve deeper into the menus and you'll find a wealth of additional options.

  • How-Tos: How to achieve better third-party security: Let us count the ways

    No enterprise is an island. In a connected world, a business cannot function without multiple relationships with third parties -- outside vendors, contractors, affiliates, partners and others.

  • How-Tos: Find Outlook messages on an external hard drive

    How to find emails and attachments received in Outlook, on an external hard drive. How to access Outlook messages on an external hard drive.

  • How-Tos: Six ways to prevent a breach like the one at AT&T

    A data breach like the one recently reported by AT&T demonstrates that security policies alone are only a paper tiger without the technological teeth to make sure they are enforced, experts say.

  • How-Tos: How to use OneNote

    In this guide we’ll show you how to use OneNote, Microsoft’s free organisational app, to plan an event such as a holiday.

  • How-Tos: Add ethernet ports to network and router

    How to add extra ethernet ports to your router and your network.

  • How-Tos: How to motivate a team using apps, software and the cloud

    How to use apps, software and services to improve your team's performance. How to motivate a team using apps, software and the cloud.

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