Monthly Archives: January 2011

Creating memorable yet uncrackable passwords

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We all have passwords–lots of them. It’s best to make them creative and different from each other for increased security. (You don’t want it to be the case that once someone gets a hold of one password, they then have access to everything.) At the same time, it’s hard to keep track of all those passwords. We probably all have at least 20 username/password combinations to keep track of. So, how do we make our passwords memorable but not guessable or … Read More

Stop checking email and start processing it


No email system comes with a manual. We’re all kind of left to make up our own rules. Sadly, when you make up the rules to a game as you go, things get a bit messy. We experience that messiness every time we look at the bulky monstrosity that we call “the inbox.” Let’s face it, almost all of us have this mess. Even though I’m fairly anal retentive about my inbox, it still fills up with a backlog of “little junk” if … Read More

Socialize your Cloudnews

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The holiday buzz is over, you’re back at your desk already two weeks into a new year. If you haven’t already, now is the time to build your 2011 strategy for connecting with your constituents. A good goal might be to socialize with your constituents through some handy online or cloud tools. Email Don’t forget about the power of email. Sending a message directly to your constituents is a great method of staying in touch. Email allows you to personalize … Read More