Tuesday, November 3, 2015

What is a Gantt Chart for Project Management?

What is a Gantt Chart for Project Management?
Infographic brought to you by Wrike - Gantt Chart For Project Management

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Six Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme

If you're considering building a website or a blog, you should definitely consider using WordPress as your base. Among other reasons, it's super customizable and user-friendly, and it doesn't cost much to set up and maintain. But when you're setting up your website, you'll find there are thousands and thousands of themes out there. You want to present yourself and your ideas in the best way possible, but how do you decide which of the themes you should use? Here are six things to keep in mind:

1. Purpose — The purpose of your blog will actually in some ways determine what theme you use—in part because your purpose will affect all the following things on this list. Before you start choosing your blog, make sure you know exactly what your plan is:  are you making a travel blog or a mom blog, a news site or a business site, or something else? If you have a clear idea of what you want, you'll find it's a lot easier to narrow down your options.

2. Utility — To start with, picture your website in your mind and think of what you're using it for. Will site visitors be reading articles? Viewing pictures? Doing online shopping? Interacting in discussions or forums? You need to choose a theme that will fit your purpose. Will it have columns? If so, how many? Will you be posting photos on it? How are they incorporated in the theme? Will you have ads? You don't need to know exactly what you want in a website, and you might find that when you're browsing themes, you change your initial plan. But if you can have a rough idea in mind, again, it'll narrow down your options right off the bat.

3. Appearance — The appearance of your website is really important. You can't judge a book by its cover, but a first glance at your website will have your viewers drawing all sorts of conclusions about whether the site is professional, relevant to them, easy to use, etc. Pay attention to the colors—of the background, header, text, links, and anything else on the page—and the font or fonts that are used and make sure you're sending the message you want to send. You might like a site that uses a handwriting font, but if you're making a website for a dental office, this may not be the best choice. When in doubt, check out other websites with similar purposes to yours and see what you like or dislike about them.

4. Ease of Modification — Even if you don't plan to make major changes to the template, you're going to need to at least input your own information. You want to make sure you pick a template that's going to be easy to work with—and if possible, pick one that you won't want to make major changes to. Make sure whatever you pick is compatible with the plugins that you want to use as well. It's kind of like shopping for clothes: if you had options, would you choose to buy a pair of pants that you knew you were going to have to hem shorter or have taken in or would you shop around some more? Shop around some and see what you can find for themes. Guaranteed, there's something out there that's perfect for you.

5. Ease of Use — This one might sound like a no-brainer, but you want to make sure you pick a site that's going to be easy for people to use. These days, you probably want something that's going to be easy to use both on a computer and on a mobile device. If your site is too frustrating or confusing or takes too long to load or is difficult to navigate, you're going to lose traffic. When in doubt, keep it simple and sleek.

6. Cost — You'll want to make sure you figure out your budget for your website before you get your heart set on a theme that's too expensive. Depending on what you're doing, it may make sense to shell out a little more money to create a more professional looking site. Or you might just decide that you really, really like a site that costs a little more. But there are also tons of free options for themes out there, and these might be worth exploring. Again, shop around and find the perfect site for you. If you find a nice theme that's out of your budget, see if you can't find a cheaper one that's similar to it before you bite the bullet and buy the more expensive site.

With these things in mind, you're sure to pick a theme and build a website that both does what you need and provides a pleasant experience for its viewers. WordPress isn't difficult to use—and with the right theme, you can easily build the website of your dreams!

Caroline, contributor from Secure Thoughts which provide information related to internet security 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Why Choose DroneFly?

Looking to purchase your first (or fifth) drone and wondering what online option is your best proverbial bet? Consider your search over--DroneFly offers the latest and best drones for sale, as well as a slew of awesome accessories among other cool products and services. Let’s check out what sets them apart from the competition, and why they’re the only drone company you’ll ever need: 

The Best and Most Awesome
When you shop for drones at DroneFly, you’ll gain access to the very best drones on the market. The company works with major drone brands so customers may browse for DJI options, 3D Robotics possibilities, Hubsan models, and much more. Find popular drones including DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, 3DR Iris+, Hubsan H107D X4, 3DR Solo, Phantom 3, and much more. Take a look at all their drone options here. The company also specializes in drone kits, allowing you to purchase not just a drone, but many of the accessories that go with it. 

Deals and Sales
DroneFly regularly features sales and deals of the day, as well as financing options. For example, you could purchase the 3DR Solo and finance it for as low as $42 a month. Nice, right? Filling out the financing form takes about 30 seconds. 

Video Tutorials
The drone experts at DroneFly offer video tutorials on the official DroneFly site so you may learn more about operating your chosen quad-copter. 

Installation and Repair Services
Installation services available through DroneFly include installation of the Zenmuse gimbal on the DJI Phantom, FPV, upgraded motors, and more. Repair services include those for Phantom models, with the company offering a service fee to cover you for time their techs spend on your quad-copter. 

These are just some of the reasons to go with DroneFly for all your drone needs! 

For more information about this exceptional company and the quad-copters they sell, please contact DroneFly today. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bulk Deleting Emails get rid off from 793 error

Trying to delete the emails in Gmail leading to 793 error ? don't worry here is a solution to clean all those hundreds of thousands of emails which are there from past year or less. To do this you need run a small script using Google Script.
First go to this link https://script.google.com/
Then start a script and copy paste the below script into Google script and save it (click the little clock button).
This is for your triggers. You can set up how frequently you want the script to run (I did mine for every minute).

function batchDeleteA() {
  var batchSize = 100 // Process up to 100 threads at once
  var threads = GmailApp.search('label:inbox older_than:2d');
  for (j = 0; j < threads.length; j+=batchSize) {
    GmailApp.moveThreadsToTrash(threads.slice(j, j+batchSize));

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Why your business needs an employee monitoring software

Among all the contemporary challenges a business manager faces today, probably the greatest challenge is to increase the efficiency of the human resource. While many training program, seminars, and other related activities are conducted with the rationale of increasing the efficiency of the employees, research shows that cyber loafing (using the company’s internet connection for personal purposes) is a major distraction for employees, which greatly reduces the employees’ efficiency at work. Thus, it is very difficult for a manager to make sure that his subordinates are performing the tasks they are supposed to do rather than wasting time over the internet. 
To counter such a situation, IT developers have developed a dedicated application, termed as an employee monitoring application, which fully monitors the activities performed by the employees using their smartphones. Such applications are compatible with all the contemporary mobile operating systems, such as Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows.Some of the top reasons you should install an employee monitoring application on the smartphones of your employees are detailed below:

• Cyber loafing: 
Most of the corporateemployees consider it justified to use the business’ internet connection for their personal purposes such as socializing, personal emails, online dating and useless surfing. This not only decreases the efficiency of the employees, as the bulk of the time is spent in cyber loafing, but also has serious legal implications as well. Didn’t understand? Let me explain. Suppose any of your employees gets engaged in any illegal activity and the authorities are able to track the IP address of the internet connection. In such a situation, being the registered user of the internet connection,the business owner will be held responsible for the activity and may be sued in the court of law.So, to avoid any such situation or to track the one responsible for the illegal act, it is very essential to install a cell phone monitoring app on the smartphones of the employees.

• Financial scams:
Research analysis reveal the fact that many companies have recently signed up for fidelity insurance besides other insurance plans, the reason of which is the increasing number of financial frauds committed by the employees of the business corporations. Lately, many such cases have also been reported where many of the key employees of numerous business corporations were indeed the ‘physical spywares’ of the rival companies. Such disloyal employees first gain access to the confidential business information and then sell it to the rival against some personal benefit. This clearly, is a major threat to the business, and can only be dealt with an employee monitoring software.

Another thing worth mentioning here that it is illegal to monitor cell phone of somebody without his consent, so do not forget to mention this term in the employment contract that employees will be provided with such smartphones, which have an employee monitoring software installed on them. This will save you from any possible law suit by the employees, if they blame you for illegally spying on employees cell phones.

Some of the key functions performed by an employee monitoring software are listed below: 
• Monitoring incoming and outgoing phone calls
• Reading incoming and outgoing text messages. 
• Monitoring the email communication made by the employee.
• Accessing the contacts list and gallery items of the targeted smartphone. 
• Monitoring the pages surfed by the employee through his smartphone. 

Managing employees in the current business environment is one of the biggest tasks performed by the human resource managers. Employees tend to waste their time online and are often involved in inside jobs too. However, both of the said problems can be tackled with the help of an employee monitoring software, which dedicatedly keeps an eye on the activities performed by the employee through his smartphone. 

Author Bio:
Nicki is an author, Tech Experts and Relationship Advisor. Mostly she writes about Employee Monitoring legality. Her latest article why businesses need an employee monitoring software got wide social media attraction.