Alan Beattie

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Word Shortcuts: Working with documents

Continuing the series of articles about Word shortcuts, in this article we are looking at some of the basic document functions. There are a few essential skills that everyone should master, including opening new documents, closing documents, open existing documents and saving documents. One the essential skills have been mastered using shortcut keys can improve …

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Cookie Tracking Deadline Approaches

Recent research has indicated that many UK based organisations have not yet fully comprehended the upcoming computer legislation according to the BBC Technology News website. The worrying aspect in reading this is that independent research suggests UK based organisations have not digested the upcoming computer cookie law. According to an independent study there are on …

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Windows 7 – Using the Windows Logo Key

In this article we’ll be looking at more keyboard shortcuts for Windows. This time we’ll be looking key combinations that use the Windows logo key . Most Windows-compatible keyboards include a Windows logo key that can be used to open the Start menu, or can be used in combination with other keys to start certain …

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Member of Business Club Scotland

AHB Information Technology Solutions has joined Business Club Scotland. Launched in 2009, Business Club Scotland is an initiative to help Scotland’s business community capitalise on the country’s ambitious events programme. The development of a club unique to Scotland was one of the key elements in the bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow. Supported …

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Use it or Lose it – the sad truth about training budgets

Employees inevitably account for the biggest chunk of many organisations’ budgets. They are also any organisation’s greatest asset. The benefits of offering staff training and creating an environment which encourages self-development are well documented: better skilled employees have better morale, and people valued and cared for are more productive, more committed, and are more likely …

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Facebook for Business

All businesses need to promote themselves,and ask yourself, how many people do you know that have a Facebook account, most people about you I would guess. its the fastest growing media right now so it’s useful to spread the word. Facebook allows users to create additional pages, something really useful for small businesses. Why would …

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Excel Shortcuts

I’m starting a series of articles here about shortcuts in Microsoft Excel. Becoming more productive across all applications is important, and to help you n your way there are a series of keyboard shortcuts that can be used. Firstly I’ll consider moving around a worksheet. Keyboard shortcuts for moving around workbooks This is only a …

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New eBooks to Download

With Microsoft Office 2003 support being stopped in just over 2 years a number of individuals and organisations are now looking to update their version of Microsoft Office. There are a substantial number of differences between these versions, not least in the commands, gone are the menus and in come the ribbons, and not forgetting …

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Passwords and Security

Passwords are readily in use throughout most parts of our lives now. They are designed to authenticate a user’s access to an area, and restrict other users, but this makes passwords a target for those without authorisation. What is a Computer Password? A password is a string of characters used to authorise access to information …

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Windows XP and Office 2003 Coming to the End

Two widely pieces of software from Microsoft will have their on-going support discontinued. In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy, this was based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for. In line with this policy Microsoft Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 …

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