Technology, Tools, Tips & Techniques
July 2014 - In This Issue:
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." 
--Helen Keller

Happy Independence Month!  As we celebrate our independence, you may be curious why we are talking more about teamwork than being independent?  As we saw from our forefathers actions in Philadelphia several centuries ago, it took the coming together of disparate individuals each contributing their unique skills, talents and experiences by banding together with a common vision to forge this great nation.  It is by working together toward a common goal that we can accomplish more.
From our team to yours,
Why it May Not Pay to be the Lone Ranger with Your Website
You're just starting out and want to conserve your capital. You've seen those commercials about how easy it is to design your own website - after all, how hard can it be if a pre-teen can do it, right? Well, with the caveat that you get what you pay for, here are some common mistakes made by Entrepreneurial Lone Rangers when it comes to creating their websites on their own.

Cyber Quick Tip - Asana

Speaking of team work (in case you missed the reference to the Lone Ranger and Tonto), Asana is a web and mobile application designed to enable teamwork without email. It was founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and former engineer Justin Rosenstein, both of whom worked on improving employee productivity.


Asana is billed as a teamwork communication manager. The product supports many features, including workspaces, projects, tasks, tags, notes, comments, and an inbox that organizes and updates information in real-time. The product is designed to enable individuals and teams to plan and manage their projects and tasks without email. The structure is logically hierarchical. Each team has a workspace; Workspaces contain projects; Projects contain tasks.


In each task, users can add notes, comments, attachments, and tags. Users can follow projects and tasks, and, when the state of a project or task changes, followers get updates about the changes in their inboxes.


In May 2013, Asana launched Organizations, which enables the product to scale for large organizations. The launch of Organizations brought more enterprise functionality, including an Asana Team Browser, a unified view of a person's My Tasks and inbox, employee auto-join and IT administration capabilities related to provisioning and permissions.


Asana is free for teams of up to 15 people. Asana Premium plans are paid versions of the product for larger teams or entire organizations. Pricing is tiered based on the number of people within the team or organization.

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