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15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software

15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Web applications have come a long way. They used to be amateur imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these web apps grown. Web apps these days have become so powerful and useful that in some cases, they’ve begun to replace desktop software.


Desktop programs are great and all, but they don’t provide the same benefits as web apps that make use of cloud computing. With most web apps, you only need a browser and an internet connection to access all your data online. That beats having to install annoying programs any day. To give you a better sense of how useful web apps have become, I’ve compiled a list of web tools and apps that can very well replace some desktop programs. I hope you take the time to try them all out. You’ll be surprised how well they work.

 

Without further ado, here are some great web alternatives to the popular desktop programs we all love.

 

Read more: http://web.appstorm.net/roundups/15-web-alternatives-to-popular-desktop-software/


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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


So you may be asking "Who is The Learning Factor?" Quite simply, we are Asia Pacific's leader in Training Outsourcing. We provide awesome developmental opportunites for people around the world.

 

Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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Happiness Reveals a Lot about Our Choices — but It Isn’t Everything

Happiness Reveals a Lot about Our Choices — but It Isn’t Everything | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When making a decision, does happiness win out over all? It’s important —even for decisions with implications that go far beyond simply achieving contentment, says Wharton operations and information management professor Alex Rees-Jones. But, as the saying goes, happiness isn’t everything. Often people knowingly forego the choice that will give them the most pleasure for one that satisfies other ideals or factors that are important to them.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Happiness is something that is very important to people … but people will explicitly trade off the pursuit of happiness to pursue other goals.

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What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up

What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss makes your work life much easier — it’s also good for your job satisfaction and your career. But some managers don’t make it easy. Bad bosses are the stuff of legend. And too many managers are overextended, overwhelmed, or downright incompetent — a topic that HBR has covered extensively over the years. Even if your boss has some serious shortcomings, it’s in your best interest, and it’s your responsibility, to make the relationship work.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

No matter what type of manager you have, there are some skills that are universally important to manage upwards.

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Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we're looking at five of the best.

There are plenty of good reasons to consider an online presentation app—by and large, the best ones are either free or low-cost, they store all of your data online for you to access when you need it, and you don't have to carry around files or your own computer to give a presentation—as long as there's a web browser where you're headed, you can give flawless talks—assuming you know your material of course—there's more to a great presentation than the slides. Still, earlier in the week we asked you for the best online presentation creation tools, and you gave us a bunch of great options. Here are your five top picks, in no particular order.
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Take a look at the 5 best online presentation tools.

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Five Things Every CEO Must Do in the Next Era of Globalization

Five Things Every CEO Must Do in the Next Era of Globalization | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The huge wave of globalization that took place over the last two decades has come to an end. The big winners are those companies that have established a significant international footprint—especially in emerging markets—pulling ahead of companies with a regional or domestic focus. Over the last decade, Volkswagen, the German automaker, has increased its annual revenues by an average of 10.5 percent, whereas Peugeot, its French rival, has seen revenues grow by an average of only 2.5 percent. Likewise, Procter & Gamble, the U.S. consumer giant, has enjoyed average annual growth rates of 7.6 percent, twice the 3.1 percent average achieved by Clorox, one of its regionally focused U.S. competitors. And, in the oil-field services industry, two rivals have taken divergent paths, with the more global Schlumberger recording an average annual growth rate of 16 percent, compared with 8.6 percent for Halliburton.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

To succeed in today's more complex phase of globalization, CEOs must ask themselves not if their companies should go global but how they can do so in a way that works for the long term.

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Sales Presentation

The Anatomy of a Perfect Sales Presentation | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Businesses and individuals are pitched all-year-long by folks who just have one goal: close the sale, no matter what. To do that, they walk in, ask stupid questions, while trying to sell themselves. They make a sales presentation and extensively use the world “we” to talk about their company, products and so on. It’s often about them, and rarely about us. What happens next is predictable: we – the clients – politely say “we’ll be in touch”, run away, and never come back.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Take a look at this infographic on the Anatomy of a perfect sales presentation.

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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 21, 6:13 PM

We all need to gain acceptance to our ideas and / or services and / or products, so we need to improve our competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and values) to sell.

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Hiring for Cultural Fit at the Top

Hiring for Cultural Fit at the Top | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Bringing a new C-level executive on board is always fraught with risk: Any misstep can be expensive and embarrassing. As a result, companies may play it safe by looking for someone with just the right CV or perhaps a recent stint at a high-flying competitor. Who does the board like? What will the analysts think?

The challenge has become even more daunting as an increasing number of companies use their culture as a point of differentiation and strategic advantage. Look, for example, at the companies that have embraced the concept of “creating shared value” or “conscious capitalism.” These “higher ambition” firms pursue a stakeholder-centric approach to business, which makes it difficult to find a stellar candidate to fill a top role. The right person must possess industry credentials and embrace a fundamentally different conception of the role of business in society.
Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

When hiring be certain that your culture is what you’ve been saying it is.

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Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters

Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You read that right. Want to know what traits set strong leaders apart from weak leaders? New research from McKinsey shows that just four behaviors account for almost all of the distance between the effective and the inept:


  • Being supportive
  • Operating with a strong results orientation
  • Seeking different perspectives
  • Solving problems effectively


In a survey of 189,000 people in 81 organizations around the world, the firm found that these four traits were typically displayed by leaders at companies ranked within the top quartile of McKinsey's Organizational Health Index.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.


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Scott H Jamison's curator insight, January 18, 10:43 PM

One key to running a sports related business, or any business for that matter, is strong leadership.  This article discusses what the author believes are the keys to strong leadership

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Successful Executives Change Jobs 3 Times Throughout Their Career

Successful Executives Change Jobs 3 Times Throughout Their Career | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In recent years, leaders’ roles have become more complex due to globalization, rapid technology changes and increasingly competitive organizational environments. This requires managers to develop a “complicated understanding” of the business environment by seeking out and learning from diverse experiences. In this vein, adaptability, defined as the ability to work effectively in a variety of situations and with a variety of individuals, is perhaps the most crucial competency for todays’ executives’ career success.

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A study recently published by top ranked European business school, IESE, revealed that the most adaptable and successful executives change job position three times throughout their careers, spending eight years in each position.

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EventumDesign's curator insight, January 15, 9:58 AM

añada su visión .En los últimos años, los roles de los líderes se han vuelto más compleja