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Digital Transformation: New Skills Needed in all IT Professions

Digital Transformation: New Skills Needed in all IT Professions

Guest Author: Eric Bloom, Manager Mechanics

When I describe Digital Transformation (DX) to people, I like to explain it as an enhanced version of Business Process Reengineering (BPR). BPR is the examination and redesign of existing business processes and workflows. Digital Transformation (DX) is the use of digital technologies to enhance processes, create products, reuse data, and perform other activities with many goals, including:

Infographic - Office 365: The Productivity Hub

Infographic - Office 365: The Productivity Hub

Take a visual tour of the many Office 365 applications and features with our friend Jack from Cadence Bike Tours. Learn about each application and the collaborative nature of Microsoft’s premiere Office platform.

How to use AutoFill in Microsoft Excel

How to use AutoFill in Microsoft Excel

Do you use Excel frequently? Are you looking for a way to shorten the time you spend on your spreadsheets? Instead of entering all your data manually, you can use the AutoFill feature to fill cells with data that follows a pattern or that is based on data in other cells.

The IT Skills Gap Infographic

The IT Skills Gap Infographic

With the incredibly fast pace of technology and innovation, it's not surprising that there's a significant IT skills gap. However, there are several ways that a skills gap can negatively impact a business, including low productivity and decreased profitability.

Can Microsoft Edge Compete with other Browsers?

Can Microsoft Edge Compete with other Browsers?

Microsoft has dominated the desktop operating system market for decades with Windows. Throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, they capitalized on that position by introducing many iterations of their Internet Explorer web browser and quickly captured the vast majority of the market. Without diving into the history of the browser wars too deeply, let’s just say that better alternatives eventually arrived, and Microsoft’s grip on the internet began to slip. 

Top 20 Technical & Application Courses of 2017

Top 20 Technical & Application Courses of 2017

The New Year is often a time when many businesses and their employees begin to think about ways to introduce formal learning solutions into their development plans. New Horizons offers a large selection of courses to help students further their knowledge and proficiency of software and other areas of technology. 

In 2017 we provided almost 14,000 classes to students in all formats, including: Private Group Training, Instructor Led Training (ILT), and Online LIVE classes (OLL).

Which Office 365 Subscription Plan is Best for Your Organization?

Which Office 365 Subscription Plan is Best for Your Organization?

Office 365 is an excellent option for many reasons; not only does it bring security to your network, it also has a variety of applications and services that were specifically designed to help employees collaborate more effectively. Plus, since Office 365 is a subscription service, you get access to the latest version of Office and online apps for as long as you subscribe. 

But how do you know which subscription plan is best for your organization? Office 365 offers several options for several industries, and even different levels of each product to help organizations get only what they need.

Top 5 Characteristics of a Modern Workplace

Top 5 Characteristics of a Modern Workplace

The term modern workplace is frequently used once an organization introduces new products or software. However, transforming into a modern workplace requires much more than a new software package. An organization must evolve into a flexible environment that allows for continued communication and collaboration.

With new products, software, and practices being created and implemented daily, businesses need to adapt in order to remain innovative and competitive. In fact, according to several sources, these three workplace practices will become extinct in the very near future: (1) Email as a primary communication tool; (2) Traditional office spaces; and (3) The 9-to-5 schedule.

Easily Create Templates with Slide Master

Easily Create Templates with Slide Master

With the new year coming, many people will be presenting the numbers of last year and creating goals for next. This means a lot of presentations. Whether it's an end of the year address or a New Year boost meeting, you can easily create template presentations by using Slide Master in Microsoft PowerPoint.

How to Create More Effective PowerPoint Presentations

How to Create More Effective PowerPoint Presentations

There's nothing worse than having to sit through a boring presentation. Unless, of course, you're the one presenting. Many presenters use  Microsoft PowerPoint to share information and data more easily. But are these presentations engaging with the desired audience?

There are simple ways to pump up a PowerPoint, like adding relevant images, themes, and better organization. Making sure your PowerPoint presentation is more engaging can even help you feel more confident in your presenting skills. Here are some easy ways to help make that happen: