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Eliminate the Chaos at Work: 25 Techniques to Increase Productivity by Laura Leist

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Tools and Resources

Technique #21: Connect to Your Files and Applications Securely from Anywhere via the Internet

Technique #22: Organize and Share Notes, Thoughts, Photos, and Ideas in a Way You Can Find Them

Technique #23: Find Out If a CRM Is Right for You, and Have All the Answers When It Is Time to Implement One

There are far more tools and resources than I can possibly mention in this chapter—or even in this book. My intent is to provide you with a high-level overview of several tools in a variety of categories that you may want to look into further and use at work. Please know that I was not compensated by the companies listed in this chapter; rather, these are tools we recommend to our clients and implement ourselves.

File Sharing

File sharing is a daily challenge in the workplace. The invention of the thumb drive has made it easier than ever to share or take files with you. However, you are bound to run into version control issues at some point or provide your IT department with a headache because of the lack of security this method of file sharing involves. The file-sharing tool you use will have a lot to do with the size of your company and the systems you employ. For solopreneurs and small businesses that do not have a file server or use SharePoint®, I recommend the following:

Drop Box

Drop Box allows you to sync files between your Mac or PC computers and back up files online. A copy is stored here that you can access from any computer, web browser, or mobile device, ...

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