Business Insights - August 2011  

2015 - Gartner's IT  Predictions 

According to 
Gartner, they predict that by 2015 Companies will generate 50% of Web sales via their social presence and mobile applications.  


Read the full report and find out what IT organizations and users can expect in the next four years:

Gartner's Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2011 and Beyond: IT's Growing Transparency



Internet Explorer 9: Five Changes CIOs Should Care About 


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on and

view a video of the what's new in Internet Explorer 9


Video: What's new Internet Explorer 9  


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Three Common Accounting Mistakes

Small business owners often make simple accounting mistakes that can make the difference between a good and bad fiscal year. Here are three common errors entrepreneurs make and the lessons you can learn from them.


Mistake No.1: You treat sales as revenue before the product or service is delivered.

When you make a sale, don't count it as income until you have delivered the product or service to the customer. 


Find out two other common mistakes and read more.



ERP Software Shifts to Subscription Based Deployments

According to this Forrester Research Report, there will be a gradual shift to subscription based ERP software from the standard licensing model over the next five years. Consumers everywhere are becoming more familiar and comfortable with subscriptions, whether it is for unlimited access to movies or software deployment. Read more.



Easy Ways to Save Money without Laying Off Your Workers


It's no secret; layoffs have been the "go to" option for cutting costs in the past few years. As you may have already experienced, layoffs can deplete the morale of your employees and can still cost you significant dollars depending on the severance package or unemployment options your company gives out. In this article Sara Kollb shares some very simple ways to save money without having to let anyone go. You would be amazed at how much difference little changes can make! Read the complete article. 


Save Time in Microsoft Word with 5 Shortcut Keys


Get some time back in your day or make your life easier when you are travelling, by using these 5 easy shortcut keys within Microsoft Word 2010:

  1. CTRL + Shift + A - This will convert your selected text to capital letters or vice versa.
  2. CTRL + Shift + F - This will display the Font dialog box.
  3. CTRL + Shift + G - This will display the Word Count Dialog box.
  4. CTRL + Shift + L - This will apply bullets to what you have highlighted or where your cursor is.
  5. Shift + F7 - This will launch the thesaurus for any word that you have highlighted.