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 Activia Blog – Software & IT 

 Articles written by experts to fill the gaps in your software and IT knowledge. 

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Tricks, Tips and articles of interest on Excel, Word, Powerpoint and much more.
Course information and guidance on training leading to certifications
Tricks, Tips and articles of interest on Microsoft Excel.
Useful tips on how to improve your social media skills and better present your brand
Articles related to the everyday use of IT in business
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Microsoft Office

Have you ever used a database that was so slow you wanted to stop using it? You hit a button to run a query and you were still waiting for results to come up a little while later. In that time it felt like you could have gone and made a cup of tea? Chances are...
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Nov 29, 2012
The Absolute Basics

If you own a copy of MS office, then there’s a chance you already have this software program installed on your computer. That said, the name’s probably not familiar to you – which is why you’ve not yet felt the inclination to open...
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Aug 20, 2013


Regardless of which version you intend doing (MOS for 2000, MOS for 2003 etc.) are there any tips which can be used to help you pass MOS exams?

At Activia, we have a considerable number of certified trainers. So, the suggestions given here are the combinatio...
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Jun 18, 2012
A question that is asked very often of our training staff is whether you actually need to be certified or not? It is a very tricky question to answer because the different certifications and situations that people find themselves in can vary from one to anothe...
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Jun 21, 2012

Social Media

When it gets to this time of the year, social media users take to their online persona in an attempt to 'jazz-up' their profiles, while looking to keep the integrity of their online presence.

Staying one step ahead of the game seems to be a common theme onli...
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Apr 22, 2015
Over the last decade, small businesses have become more reliant on social media as a way of boosting their sales and spreading their message across a wide audience. Many start-ups rely on online networking to promote their latest products and interact with pot...
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Jun 10, 2015

IT for Business

Why Do You Need To Update?

Businesses are often scared of being left behind. They think that by ‘standing still’ they’re somehow failing to be progressive. In doing so they neglect to ask the questions that matter the most and proceed to invest in expe...
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Oct 03, 2013
There may be many reasons to explain why a company wants to change the way in which their day-to-day operations are run. If a large or medium sized company have a huge workforce, a considerable number of software programmes may be used on a daily basis. When d...
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Jan 24, 2013

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