Five Saving Functions Important for Business and Personal Success

These five Saving Functions are a must for both business and personal success.

How many times have you been to an important meeting, or asked your opinion at work about some high tech device or product and had to bluff your way through? Technology is intimidating as long as it remains a mystery. You can be as tech savvy as the computer buff in the next cubicle. Below I have listed 5 saving apps important for business and personal use.

Collaborative Application

This is input of any kind that is created by the user and interpreted by the application e.g. using a keyboard, speech, pointer, gesture. Output is the same, but noticed by the user e.g. the screen update, audio output. This is about the many means of communication between to users. In other words, emailing and Skype are collaboration methods even though people don’t know it. This is highly useful for persons who are far apart, but the down side is that the system can go down, or the communication may be interrupted.

Digital Asset Management

A digital asset can be any kind of file, images, audio, logos, video clips, documents, slide shows etc. These files become assets when it is surrounded by extra information around it. The file can only be used if you can get to it. The system that allows you to do this is meta data. Meta data lets you find, store and pull your files (assets). Digital Asset Management is using software, hardware and professional services that create a main site to find, store and pull your files and the information surrounding it.

Enterprise Information Management

This is the practice of heightening the value of information while tamping downs its risks. Most organization have full understanding of the use and potential of structured, database information, but hardly make use unstructured information such as videos, images, documents, etc. The diversity, dimensions and speed of this information make it difficult to keep track of its uses even though it is vital for successful enterprise and living. EIM strategy maximizes the purpose of information while making it safe to use.

File Search

These tools find the contents of a user’s own computer than searching the internet. They search out items like web browser histories, email archives, text documents, sound files, images and videos. This is the part of your computer where you put the name of a document or title of a song in the search box and it finds it. Most computers and laptops come with these programs installed. It finds what you are looking for within seconds!

Shared Drive

A shared or network drive is an electronic storage space where staff can save many file types. The drive also allows authorized users to access and share files with one another even if a colleague’s computer is turned off. This is done by remote access provided by the IT services to make sure documents stay safe. You usually see this on something like „Q“ drive. The problems with this are obvious considering poor folder structure, lack of security, etc.

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