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Latest Blog Post

Bad BI data

Posted 11 Nov 2010 10:23

How does bad data affect brokers? Bad Business Intelligence (BI) data is an issue across any organisation and ship broking is no exception. Shipbrokers receive a pheno...
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ROI on Software

Posted 07 Oct 2010 14:04

How much??? Assessing Software Return on Investment Businesses are aware that the right software is important because it helps increase productivity, gives a competitive edge and opens up n...
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IT Support

Posted 04 Aug 2010 09:51

Many smaller shipbrokers have little or no in-house IT support, as it’s impossible to justify the cost of hiring a full time “Techie”.  But when even the smallest of network ...
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Strong Passwords

Posted 15 Jul 2010 10:46

Think about the number of websites and services requiring passwords you use on daily basis at work.  Add to that the number of passwords you need for personal web access: email, online banking...
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Instant Messaging

Posted 29 Jun 2010 10:04

Does IM have a place at work?   Instant Messaging, once seen as the preserve of ch...
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Upgrading software

Posted 16 Jun 2010 11:06

When deciding whether to upgrade to the next version of any software your company uses, it is worth bearing the following question...
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Email etiquette

Posted 03 Jun 2010 15:19

5 ways to instantly improve your email etiquette Many companies do not have a standard template or set of rules regarding email communications, leaving employees to ...
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Using mobiles abroad

Posted 14 May 2010 10:28

Can I use my phone abroad? Mobile phones can be particularly useful when travelling abroad, as they can save you money on hotel call charges, and can sometimes be the only w...
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Winmail.dat files

Posted 05 May 2010 15:24

What are winmail.dat files? Users often wonder about emails they receive with mysterious attachments, commonly called things like winmail.dat, at00001.dat or win.dat. ...
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Root out rootkits

Posted 19 Apr 2010 12:52

Microsoft has recently issued a statement saying that its latest security updates for Windows XP ...
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Search engines

Posted 06 Apr 2010 15:34

Which search engine is best for you? This week, we compare the Big 3 of web search: Google, Bing and Yahoo!...
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Green IT

Posted 23 Mar 2010 14:32

Environmentally friendly IT As environmental issues continue to make headline...
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Avoid Phishing Scams

Posted 08 Mar 2010 16:47

Avoid getting hooked by phishers Since the start of 2010, there has been a big increase in the number of phi...
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Plain text vs HTML

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:52

Plain text vs. HTML emails Shipbrokers send each other a massive amount of messages every day; position lists, vessel offers, etc. Many email programs these days allow you ...
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Are you backing up?

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:48

Backup your documents There are two main reasons why it’s important to backup your data regularly, b...
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Which Browser

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:45

Which Browser should I be using? Following the cyber attack against Google earlier this month, which is ...
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Top Tips

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:42

Top 5 health tips for computer users Do you spend hours every day in front of a computer? This could prove to be a serious health hazard, putting you at risk of developing ...
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Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:38

Isn’t Outlook Good Enough? ‘We are a serious shipbroking business and we are using Microsoft Outlook and Excel to do our work. We believe we can be successful.&...
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Data Theft

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:36

Where is your data? Last week, the IT providers of Versity Trustees, a well-known pension trustee firm, lost a laptop which contained sensitive private information o...
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Windows 7

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:35

Do I need Windows 7? Windows 7 is the most recent version of Microsoft Windows, for use on personal computers, laptops, netbooks and tablet PCs. It is the successor ...
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Cloud Computing

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:34

Are we safe in the clouds? The term Cloud Computing refers to services delivered over the Internet, giving you the opportunity to store all your documents and valuab...
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Web-based email

Posted 23 Feb 2010 17:31

Why are so many shipbrokers still using free web-based email? The recent theft of thousands of online email passwords from Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo and AOL and other ma...
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