In today’s modern world, technology is constantly on the rise and almost everything is being digitized. Take paper, for example. If you think about it, just a decade ago we were still using it to store information relevant to our everyday work. We were writing down everything from notes and phone numbers to memos and contracts — you name it.
The digital evolution is great at changing the way we now use these documents. It’s as simple as sending an email, downloading files and saving a phone number on your smartphone. The lack of paper mountains at our workstations definitely implies that productivity has increased and our work life is much more streamlined.
However, if you think that paper is completely gone, think again. Some workplaces and individuals are still resistant. There are different areas that heavily rely on paper documents such as legal departments, HR, administration, as they still print out contracts, permits, and receipts. We’re still on a bumpy road to a completely paperless existence, and this is a good thing.
There will always be pros and cons for using paper. So today we’re taking a look at a few concrete ways the paperless goal is changing our lives in hopes that this can help you answer the question of why you should or shouldn’t go fully paperless.
Working with big datasets is never an easy task. Tons of spreadsheet data divided into rows and columns can be frustrating and stressful so anything to boost our productivity is more than welcome. And this is where companies like Google step in.
From time to time, Google releases a new update, becoming smarter and more practical than before. This happened just recently, when Google released an update for its spreadsheet application, Sheets, making it possible to visualize spreadsheet data even more easily than before.
If you haven’t explored this updated feature yet, here’s a closer look at how and why you should, especially if you work with data.
Do you know how many file formats you can use to view personal documents? The answer — more than 20. Sounds like a lot, but believe us, not all of them are good.
When talking about the best type of format, one format stands out: the Portable Document Format (PDF). It has been around for more than 25 years as a de facto standard among competing formats. However, it isn’t perfect. The trouble with the PDF file format is that it can’t be changed by default.
For some time now, companies have been developing and pushing out comprehensive PDF tools that, in recent years, have quickly gained traction in law offices and courtrooms where technology workflows are just starting to take over.
When working with business cards, brochures, calendars, newsletters or other similar documents, the simplest tool to use is Microsoft Publisher. Publisher is a desktop publishing program that is included with the Microsoft Office suite and includes templates for many types of business needs and can be used to create a variety of high quality publications.
Every year, more than a thousand new words are added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and we’re all excited to see what terms will officially be documented and considered a part of the English language.
Actually, have you ever wondered how Merriam-Webster decides what to include? The answer — everyday usage. If people use those words in daily speech, they have a shot of making into the official dictionary. This means it can contain words and acronyms you wouldn’t expect to be cited by a traditional English language dictionary.
Thus, it isn’t any wonder why the dictionary is filled with new and not-so-well-known terms from all areas including science, medicine, pop culture, sports, and just about everything in between. And with the constant growth of technology, the English language grows as well.
That being said, we thought it would be fun to search for new tech terms that have been added to the dictionary and are now considered a part of our everyday language. We created a list of the most interesting ones. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself. Continue reading