The Tribal Workplace in the Digital Age

In this dynamic class, you'll learn about exciting new office automation technologies that increase productivity, promote teamwork and ensure disaster recovery. We'll walk you through the ABC's of the Cloud, where you'll discover the endless possibilities for working with shared documents, shared calendars, collaborating on projects with distant co-workers and using telecommuting to its fullest.

We'll explore timesaving Cloud services, such as iCloud™, Dropbox™, Google Drive™ and the new Microsoft Sky Drive™. You'll learn about the various smart phones and tablets available today and compare the merits and drawbacks of the portable operating systems - iOS, Windows 8 and Android OS. We'll cover and compare the ins and outs of Cloud-based email and whether the Cloud is the best choice for your organization.

Take this exciting class and learn how the latest technology can make your job easier and prepare you for the advances that are sure to come soon!

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Using a PDF
  • Adobe Online Services:
    • Online team collaboration
    • Online meetings
    • Sharing documents
  • Resolution - Choosing the right size
Choosing the Right Scanner
  • Leasing vs buying
  • Available features
  • Determining the best value
Tablets and Mobile Computing
  • Choosing the right one
  • Operating systems
  • Android
  • Windows 8
  • Blackberry
  • Screen sizes and types
  • Costs
Cloud Terminology and Basics
  • Storage as a Service (SAAS)
  • Signing up and using
  • Setting bandwidth limits
  • Sending shared file and folder links
  • Setting editing permissions
  • Using for Microsoft
  • Using Excel and Word as a web app
  • Using the calendar
  • Sharing your calendar
Google Drive™
  • Using as storage
  • Sending links
  • Using a shared calendar
  • Using web apps
  • Google Tools
Web Mail Versus Pop Mail
  • Pros and cons of each
  • Offline vs. online use
  • Cost of service
  • Web and email hosting plans and companies
  • Recommendations
Open Office
  • Install and use
  • Cost free
  • Issues with use
Using Excel and Word Online
  • Security options— Password protection
  • Sharing files
Online Conferencing
  • Skype™
  • Citrix — Goto Meetings
Google Hangouts
  • Using computer, Android or Apple devices
  • Video calls
  • Adding apps and effects
  • Sending photos or messages
Using Remote Desktop Software
  • Team Viewer
  • Log Me In
  • Windows Remote Desktop

*Topics subject to change.

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