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The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond
Essentially, a skills gap is a gap between what employers need their employees to do, and what those employees can actually do. If you've ever said something like, “Our organization desperately needs to migrate more infrastructure to the Cloud, but our IT staff lacks the knowledge to do so,” you're talking about a skills gap.
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
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).
What's the Difference Between Text & Typography?
I’ve always been one of those designers that “oohs and ahhs” over typefaces. I can look at a project and be delighted by the fonts and their placement on the page. (A fun read— “Just My Type” by Simon Garfield.) I think typefaces are beautiful, so working with different fonts and type hierarchy is fun for me, a bit like solving a puzzle. It can be a challenge, make you a little crazy (how many levels of indents do I need?), but worth the time. Making your text easy to read and giving it a natural flow is one of the most important things you can do for your reader. It’s great to have photography, illustrations, and infographics to spice up a layout, but good typography is essential.
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
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.
Office 365 Services, Apps & Features Explained
Beyond the traditional desktop and online applications within Office 365, such as Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word, there are several additional services, apps, and add-ins that you may not know even exist, let alone know how and why they may be valuable to you, your colleagues, and/or your business.
The goal of this article is to review a great majority of the available (non-traditional) Office 365 services, apps, and features, and give our readers a better understanding of how and why they're used. Hopefully, too, this information will help our audience better decide whether they might be interested in acquiring any of these products for themselves or their organization.
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
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:
Report Builder is a Free Tool?!
Guest Author: Eric Brockway, Technical Instructor
At New Horizons, our instructors are often asked questions by their students pertaining to real-world scenarios. One of the many benefits of attending training is the learning that goes on within the classroom amongst the students. Someone may ask a question that you've had yourself, or it may be a question you might have in the future.
We asked our instructor staff to share some of those questions, and the result is our new blog series, Direct from the Classroom. Here is Eric Brockway's story: