Get To Know Your Customers Day

At Encompass Innovate, our clients task us with various bespoke training programmes. They range from addressing a specific challenge such as a team not knowing how to use formulas in Google Sheets to an area of growth for the entire business – for example migrating the whole organisation to Google Workspace (and training the entire […]

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Google Workspace Migration (G-suite)

Even before the astonishing events of the past year, cloud computing had firmly established itself as the future of computing, for a number of reasons. Cloud computing refers to services (apps) and storage that exist in the “cloud”, i.e. in the servers of a third party, rather than on a company server or on the […]

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How to set your Gmail Out of Office for the Easter Break

If you will be away from your emails for a while, for example for the upcoming Easter Long Weekend, you can set up an out of office autoreply that will automatically notify people that you won’t be available to get back to them straight away and inform them of the date of your return. When […]

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Google Workspace Remote Working

As a result of the growing remote working culture, Google and other collaboration tool vendors such as Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft have been working on making tools accessible and available at scale. After rebranding from G Suite to Google Workspace in October 2020, earlier this month, Google added new benefits to allow for remote workers […]

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Google Workspace Tip Top Tip – How to Assign Tasks

Lessons learnt from lockdown I am writing this blog on the 8th of March. This morning, parents across the country said goodbye to their children as schools open for the first time (in England) since January. This has been the second long term lockdown in less than a year and with those who can work […]

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How to Change Your Gmail Signature

Email signatures are the best way to let your professional contacts know more about you, yet a lot of Gmail users aren’t aware of how to insert a Gmail signature. You can add all of the necessary information and you don’t have to worry about signing off your emails. It’s also useful if you’re in […]

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Google Workspace Tip Top Tip – Canned Email Responses

The 16th of this month (February 2021) sees the one year anniversary of the death of Larry Tesler.  You may not know who he is, but as you are likely using a computer I am almost certain you have used his most famous invention.   Tesler was born on April 24, 1945, in the Bronx in […]

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Google Training Guide: Chat Webhooks

All of us in the Innovate team love Google Workspace. It’s no surprise, then, that much of our communication is via Google Chat. Especially as we are now working from home more than ever.  Did you know that Google Chat supports webhooks? These allow for bot-like integrations with some third-party products, and also the ability […]

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Google Workspace Training Tip: Organising Your Drive

What is Google Drive? Think of Google Drive as a 2021 version of a hard drive. You may have heard the term “cloud computing” being used more frequently in recent years and Google Drive is part of it; a cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online and access them from any smartphone, […]

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Taming Your Inbox

Let me start by saying, I don’t like email. I think there are far better methods of communicating (especially internally) and I also think that in many cases email should be the last choice solution. I have many reasons for my disliking, almost as many as the unread messages you may currently have in your […]

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