Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

Gamification – get your game on!

There is a new phrase in the world, and it’s called ‘gamification’!

It is the idea that everyday activities, from recycling to work, can have game mechanics applied and thus create more productivity at home at in the workplace. Websites have been using this technique for a while, and it is just now starting to creep into the workplace and home.

For example,  think of a human resources application, where the user earns points for each training document read or video watched. Then, these points could be used to rank the person amongst their peers, purchase office supplies, or whatever else.

On the web, sites are using this technique to get more users to fill out surveys, gather personal information, etc. The key is to keep the users/worker interested, and to make people feel likely they are earning something for everyday tasks. This is the same reason why games like Farmville are so wildly popular – because you are earning points and gaining levels, and with that you can show off to your friends.

We can definitely see it becoming more and more popular in the age of Facebook, smart phones, and eventually virtual reality (VR) glasses!

Happy computing – and earn those points!!

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Fix or Replace That Old Computer?

Want to keep using that old computer?

If you are looking at costs – you’d better weigh your options!

A recent study   - Keeping Notebooks Past Their Prime: A Study of Failures and Costs – shows that keeping notebooks past their prime costs businesses far more that it saves.

Many companies are extending the useful life of their notebook computers from the recommended 3 years to 5 years in an effort to save on replacement costs.

• Keeping notebooks an additional 2 years (into years 4 and 5) actually costs $960 per machine, which is equivalent to a typical replacement cost.

• Further, outdated equipment will cost the organization in end user lost productivity.

In short, seriously re-consider keeping that notebook or desktop once it is past 3-4 years, or it may cost you!  But also keep in mind that there is cost and time involved for that new computer - for data transfer and setting it up the way you are used to.  Whatever your decision – we can help out!

Happy computing!

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Productivity and Smartphones

Smartphones, besides being fun, are integrating into the business technology mesh.

The key concept here is that smartphones primarily give you an advantage when you’re mobile. By definition. The second key concept is that we’ve all been trained by experience to be cautious about doing things differently. Let’s let go of that for just a brief moment.

With a smartphone, and this list is not exhaustive, you can read email, send email, see your calendar, create documents/notes/spreadsheets/presentations, update facebook, linkedin, make presentations, print out contracts, track employees in the field, tweet, text, create estimates and quotes, remote to your desktop in the office, grab a file from the company server, look up pricing, schedule, buy, sell, and finally yes, make a slightly warmed croissant with nutella filling.

What we’d like to do is to get you thinking about adopting a new technology that is moving you and/or your business into the future.  So our challenge is twofold: If you don’t have a smartphone, get one. If you do have a smartphone, choose a primary function you need access to when mobile. That’s not so hard so choose also a second ability which “would be nice”. Look for apps that do it and TRY THEM OUT. If you need help, we’re there for you. It’s what we do.

I’m gonna go try out that warmed croissant with nutella app…

Happy computing!

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