Microsoft’s “Built In Actions”

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Nov 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

built in actions“Built in Actions” are a powerful feature hidden in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. They take a little setup, but they’ll save you hours – and make you the office hero if you pass them along!

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Topics: Microsoft, Workflow, Microsoft Word, Outlook

Zen at Work

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Nov 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

relax iconA Little Zen for Your Work Day…

We’ve all heard or read about the benefits of “meditation”, “mindfulness”, “single-focus” and “keeping your brain active” to relieve stress and increase your health, well-being and longevity. When was the last time you consciously took time to do any of those things? We spend more of our waking hours at work than almost anywhere else, so there’s no better place to set up a little brain training!

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Topics: Social Media, Apps, website

Microsoft OneNote:  Get Organized!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 29, 2015 11:01:32 AM

Microsoft OneNoteHave you heard about Microsoft OneNote?

If not, get ready to get organized! Microsoft OneNote is the electronic version of a three-ring binder (or a Day Planner – the one with all the all the tabs and pages).  It mimics the concept quite well:  You create a notebook on any topic you wish, create tabs to separate various types info, and then add pages to the tabs, just as you would in physical paper.  You can have more than one notebook, and as many ‘tabs' as you need in each of them.  They even LOOK like tabs and pages.

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Topics: Microsoft, Cloud-based, Apps, Office 365

6 Tips for Using Outlook

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

6 Tips for Outlook Email ManagementWindows Outlook

Surveys say U.S. workers spend as much as 6.3 hours checking email every day. About half of that on personal email, and half on business.  If you’re going to spend more than a third of your workday on email, it pays to streamline and manage it as efficiently as possible.

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Topics: Email, Email management, Outlook

Are you Aware of Shadow IT?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 14, 2015 11:38:34 AM

Shadow ITUnderstanding Shadow IT

“Shadow IT” is a term for the dozens (if not hundreds) of programs and networking solutions being used inside of a business that their IT department or provider is unaware of or does not support.

A brief scan of Shadow IT web resources, including studies sponsored by and McAfee, reveal that:

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Topics: Security, Shadow IT

Exchange 2007 Does Not Support Outlook 2016

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 12, 2015 3:49:21 PM

If your business is currently running Exchange Server 2007, be aware that the new Outlook 2016 that was recently released is not supported.

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Topics: Exchange Server

So What Is This "Cloud"?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 6, 2015 1:00:00 PM

cloud computingIt seems everybody is talking about “cloud services” and “moving your business to the cloud” these days.  They’ll start talking about SaaS (software as a service), IaaS (infrastructure as a service), remote desktops, hosting, mobile device management and…and…and it just gets more confusing if you’re not a technology professional or enthusiast. 

So what does it all really mean?

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Security On the Go

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Sep 30, 2015 11:36:00 AM


Much of modern business is conducted on cell phones, tablets and laptops -- in public cafes, fast food restaurants and hotels as often as home and remote offices. Effective mobile work almost always requires reliable access to a broadband Internet connection, and ideally, a backup internet option if the first plan fails.

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Topics: Security, Bandwidth, mobile devices

Cyber-Security Begins with You!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Sep 23, 2015 1:54:00 PM

At River Run, our mission is to keep your network up and running.  Our Technicians and Engineers work diligently to ensure the safety of your network with recommended software and hardware updates, malware protection, high quality firewalls, redundant backups, network monitoring, and more.  We can do everything technologically possible to protect your network, and you could still have a major breach of security because the “liveware” – you and your employees – accidentally opened the door.

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Topics: Phishing attacks, Cyber Security

Make the Move Towards PaperLESS™!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Sep 16, 2015 2:45:01 PM

Help! We’re Drowning in Paper!


If you’ve been in business for a while, you probably have thousands of dollars sunk into paper, folders, cabinets and space to store them. The cost of that mountain of dusty paper never stops growing. Protecting and storing paper files is expensive…and recovering them in the event of a fire, flood or other disaster? Probably impossible.

River Run’s Application Services Group can help you implement a document management system that preserves your important documents electronically, making them easier to access and less expensive to maintain. You may never be able to eliminate paper entirely, but you can have significantly less of it and be able to access it more efficiently.

The core of the PaperLESS™ Office concept is that your primary file in every matter is a complete, well-organized, up-to-the-minute electronic file containing everything about that matter or client, whether sent or received, created or copied, in one easy to manage and (ideally) remotely accessible location.

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Topics: applications, document management, PaperLess

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