What is Business Analysis?


Business Analysis in a nutshell This has always been a consistent follow-up question I get whenever somebody asks me what I do for a living: What is Business Analysis? Oftentimes, I agree that this profession isn’t quite as mainstream and as well-defined as several others. I think it has something to do with the actual nature… Read More »

A Strategic Approach to Technology


Never before have we seen such a rich and vibrant landscape of technology available to business.   While often innovative and popular, they are not always business relevant which is why it is important to take a strategic approach to technology. Each year, new start up companies emerge with the next great idea to improve productivity,… Read More »

Maps in Excel – a new chart type


Following on from our coverage of the new Tap feature for Office365, we now look at 'Maps in Excel' - another new Office 365 feature. Ever had geographical Excel data to display and longed for a pretty but instantly understandable way to present it? If yes, Office365's new map chart type is for you. You… Read More »

Office365 Tap – new feature for Word and Outlook


Keyspace partner Microsoft has recently released some very cool new features for Office365! Finding and inserting content you created earlier in Word or Outlook is easier then every with new Office365 Tap. When creating a Word document, it’s pretty common to want to include images or tables from previous Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents. In… Read More »

Dust buildup in your computer – the cause of your problem?


Why is my computer going so slow? Well, there’s a LOT of things that could be. But if your machine has been used heavily without being cleaned internally, it could be to do with dust buildup in your computer that's choking the CPU fan and/or video card fan.   The facts: Your computer can detect… Read More »

Optimising your LinkedIn presence


Optimising your LinkedIn presence Having looked at the basics of LinkedIn in our previous article, we now take a quick look at some strategic approaches to optimising your LinkedIn presence. Endorsements and Recommendations LinkedIn endorsements and recommendations are quite similar in that both are ways for people to publicly vouch for your skills and expertise… Read More »

The basics of LinkedIn – purpose and core features


The basics of LinkedIn Today we continue our social media blogging theme by looking at the basics of LinkedIn. When lined up against other social networks, LinkedIn seems a bit strange. At first glance, it has normal social network features – users maintain a profile with information about themselves, they can post content and, most… Read More »

Why use Google+? Some reasons it’s right for your business


Why use Google+ Is Google+ right for you? The debate over whether businesses should bother with Google+ is complex with strong arguments on both sides. So why use Google+? Below we examine some of those reasons.   For a social network, Google+ lacks a significant user base Although Google+ boasts a huge number of user accounts… Read More »

Introducing Google+ – core features and content sharing


Introducing Google+ Google+ is a strange creature. It was launched in mid-2011 as Google’s own social network but, despite what you might expect from a social tool created by an (or, arguably, the) internet giant, it never really took off. When introducing Google+, it’s interesting to note that it has all the basic social network… Read More »

Extending Pinterest – improve experience and profit


Extending Pinterest In our last blog, we looked at the basics of beautiful social network Pinterest. Today we take the next step with a quick collection of nifty ways to start extending Pinterest experiences and increasing profit.   Skimlinks A clever way to make money from your Pinterest activity. Skimlinks helps you post affiliate links… Read More »

Pinterest basics – an introduction to a social media giant


Pinterest Basics Pinterest is in many ways similar to fellow image/video sharing social network Instagram. Both were launched in 2010, both focus on sharing and maintaining repositories of quality images and video and both are extraordinarily popular – Pinterest currently has an active user base of around 100 million people, compared to Instagram’s 500 million… Read More »

Extending Instagram – advanced and uncommon features


Extending Instagram - it can do more than you might think Instagram continues to grow and can already do cool things you had no idea about. There’s also a bunch of tools you can use to prepare and edit your images before uploading them to Instagram. Here’s a few of our favourite tools for extending… Read More »

Introducing Instagram – what it is and what it does


Introducing Instagram – an overview To start introducing Instagram, let's look at the basics - Instagram is a massively popular social network, with around 500 million monthly active users as of June this year. It focuses on sharing photos, but rolled out support for short videos (up to fifteen seconds long) in 2013. Much like… Read More »

Need a new website? Here’s some key indicators


How to tell if you need a new website? Hi everyone! Jenn here and today I’ll be talking to one of my favourite topics – website features, online trends and what this says about your web presence! Read on to get familiar with some indicators that can help you decide if you need a new… Read More »

More Snapchat features – extending your experience


More Snapchat features In our previous blog, we looked at the basics of Snapchat – what it is and how to use it. Today we’ll be checking out more Snapchat features and what you can do with these 'advanced' or less well-known options.   Replay a snap Snapchat has recently updated how this works. In… Read More »

Introducing Snapchat – what is it and why should you care?


Snapchat – what is it? Snapchat is one of the newer social media channels to appear – it’s only five years old – but in its short life so far, it has gained incredible popularity… reportedly even overtaking Twitter in number of daily active users. Figures from early this year showed around 9000 Snapchat messages… Read More »

Benefits of Social Media – four ways to support your business


Benefits of Social Media Oh, where to start?! So many things to say in so little time. Here’s a quick high-level look at some of the benefits of social media - four ways a carefully and regularly maintained social media presence can help to grow and support your business.   Broadcasting where you’ll be heard… Read More »

Talk Like A Pirate Day – a brief guide


Shiver Me Timbers! – yesterday (September 19) was officially International Talk Like A Pirate Day! What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? and how is it even a thing, you ask? Here’s a quick guide to one of the quirkier ‘holidays’ to make it into the global calendar:   What happens on Talk Like A… Read More »

Twitter tools – improving experience and efficiency


Last full-length post of Keyspace’s Twitter Week! Today we’ll be looking at some terrific Twitter tools for tuning up your Twitter presence and experience.   Hootsuite Hootsuite does a lot more than just Twitter support– it lets you manage many of your social media channels in the one interface. This includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube,… Read More »

Twitter Lists – for easy Twitter management


Twitter Lists These are great. Twitter Lists are simple to understand, simple to set up and they bring simplicity to managing the often unwieldy mass of tweets vying for your attention each day (or even hourly, depending on who you follow).   What are Twitter Lists? Twitter Lists are basically groups of people you want… Read More »

Twitter Cards – add media to enhance your tweets


Twitter Week After last week’s series of Facebook-related posts, today we start a new series on Twitter! First up, we’re going to look at a feature that’s been around for some years now but hasn’t completely permeated the Twitter user-base yet – Twitter Cards. What is a Twitter Card? Twitter Cards are optional chunks of… Read More »

Optimising your Facebook presence


Our final full-length article for our Facebook Blogging week! Here, we’ll take a look at some techniques for optimising your Facebook presence. Keep links before the end of the fifth line of text in posts This may seem boring and simple but it’s best practice for a reason – Facebook truncates posts at this point… Read More »

Facebook security – tips and tricks to protect your account


Facebook blogging Day 2! This time we’ll be looking at security and some very handy features you might not have discovered yet. Read on for Facebook security tips to keep your account secure – and share this with your friends! See where you’re logged in Whether you’ve forgotten to log out of another device you… Read More »

Lesser known Facebook features – tips and tricks


It’s Keyspace’s Facebook Blogging Week! Yep, all of our posts this week will be focused on this phenomenal social media platform, what it can do and some tips and tricks for you to implement on your own account. To kick things off, let’s look at selection of lesser known Facebook features that can both enhance… Read More »

Google Docs scam – what it looks like and what to do


We found a Google Docs scam! No one is immune from being a target of online scammers, not even people in the IT industry. As one of our team found out just this week when they received a Google Docs scam email. Continue reading below to found out the tell-tale signs of a scam email. What… Read More »

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