The Importance of Data this World Backup Day

It’s World Backup Day on the 31st of March and although backing up your data should always be top of mind in any business strategy, this day is the perfect opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate on your organisation’s backup and recovery strategies. This world backup day is more important than previous years, as news headlines […]

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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 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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Google Tip Top Tip – Using Google Calendar to Organise Your Time

“Let’s schedule a meeting” has become default to solving solutions within a business environment. It’s important to realise that meetings may not always be the right solution and this plays a key part in using your calendar to manage your time. Meetings can be great tools for the following reasons: To get a project through […]

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Google Tip Top Tip – Is Your Document Protected?

This week, Google announced the general rollout of Multiple Orientation in Google Docs. The ability to have portrait and landscape orientation within the same document is something that the public sector and beyond have been asking for, for some time.   It got me thinking of what I want to see next and immediately my thoughts […]

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