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What is Big Data and Business Intelligence and Why Should Businesses Care?

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Big Data and Business Intelligence are a hot topic right now in IT and business circles. However, it can be a difficult subject to grasp based on what you might read from different technology vendors and business analysts. This is because, depending on how you use the term, Big Data can mean different things to different professionals, depending on the context. It should also be clarified at the start - Big Data does not only apply to big companies, but small businesses as well. 

How to Create & Use Building Blocks in Microsoft Word

How to Create & Use Building Blocks in Microsoft Word

Building Blocks in Microsoft Word allow you to create reusable document content that you can save and then insert into future documents when needed. For example, you can save your company's name and logo as a custom building block that you can easily insert into your future documents without having to recreate all of the content every time.

Windows 10 Tip: How to Write Notes on a Web Page Using Microsoft Edge

How to Write Notes on a Web Page Using Microsoft Edge

Edge allows you to add your own notes to a web page, and the process is actually quite simple:

How to Utilize Task View (Virtual Desktops) in Windows 10

How to Utilize Task View (Virtual Desktops) in Windows 10

If you're a single-monitor user—or even if you're not—multiple virtual desktops can be very handy. While Windows has supported this for some time, multiple desktops in Windows 10 is a mainstream feature.

How to Enable the Hands-Free Feature in Windows 10

How to Enable the "Hey Cortana" Feature in Windows 10

You can simply say "Hey Cortana" to activate the digital assistant, hands-free feature on Windows 10, but for security purposes, the option comes disabled by default. However, you can enable the "Hey Cortana" feature in just four simple steps:

How to Create a To-Do List in Microsoft OneNote

How to Create a To-Do List in Microsoft OneNote

Creating checklists is a built-in capability of OneNote that you can use for all sorts of different things. Perhaps the most obvious use is a to do list, and in fact, the checkbox is actually called a To Do tag in OneNote.

Top 5 Most Frequently Used ITIL Terms

Top 5 Most Frequently Used ITIL Terms

So, what is ITIL? ITIL® is about Service Management in IT. It’s about what happens when an IT department is introducing a new service into an organization and everything that comes before its introduction and after. It’s about your customers attaining value in the services that you provide them.

5 Reasons Why You Should Create Excel Macros

5 Reasons Why You Should Create Excel Macros

For many of my Excel students, macros are the scariest part of the program. Granted, VBA (which is the programming language behind Excel macros) cares about every single punctuation mark and typo, which can be scary. But Excel macros can also significantly improve your Excel productivity and with the proper instruction, they aren’t scary at all.

3 Ways to Improve Communication Between IT and Other Departments

3 Ways to Improve Communication Between IT and Other Departments

It’s no secret that the communication between the IT department and other areas within an organization isn’t the greatest. In fact, it’s fair to say, in some cases, that such communication is practically non-existent. That which does occur is often stilted, misunderstood, or otherwise ineffective.

10 Tips for Working at the Command Line

10 Tips for Working at the Command Line

Whether you're a Linux System Admin or a Windows Active Directory Administrator, the command line is essential. Command line administration is a key part of Linux daily tasks and Microsoft's PowerShell is taking over a great many of our regular tasks. 

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