Productivity Page of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc. Productivity and Knowledge Transfer Web Site

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What Scsi does best -- Productivity and Knowledge Transfer

Scsi's forte is productivity and knowledge transfer. You will see that manifested throughout this Web site.

Viewing the Overall Productivity-focused Picture

To see the overall picture of what Scsi considers to be the major categories that comprise a productivity focused Web site, view Scsi's Productivity Focus diagram or select the image immediately below and note that the PDF file once displayed also contains numerous relevant hyperlinks that augment Scsi's Takeaway Productivity-Focused Web Site Checklist itself.

Scsi's Productivity Focus diagram

If you are interested in finding out even more about Scsi's Productivity Focus diagram within the Scsi P&KT Web site, visit Scsi's Focusing on Productivity page.

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Proof of Productivity Expertise -- By Example

NOTE: A large percentage of what you'll notice as in-depth and even encyclopedic in extent content on this Web site are discussions of such matters as Web site validation and testing, achieving 100% accessibility, and so on. What is the reason for this fact? Please read on....

Here is the answer. The underlying challenges behind those topics were tackled and solved by Scsi's President, Raymond Sonoff, who independently evolved Scsi's "Perfect 10" Web Site Standard -- a set of ten seamlessly integrated Web Site Best Practices that every aspiring-to-be "World Class Level" Web site should strive to meet.

To see the overall picture of what is stated above, select the image immediately below -- if present -- to view or download a full-page Adobe PDF diagram that provides hyperlinks to each of Scsi's "Perfect 10" Web Site Best Practices for your convenience.

Scsi's Web Site Best Practices diagram.

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Examples of Scsi's Web Site Best Practices

Here are just three specific Web Site Best Practices that are easily demonstrable for each and every Web page within the sonoffconsulting.com domain:

  1. Fast loading (see Scsi's Web Best Practice #1.)
  2. Viewable with any browser (text- or web-based), operating system, screen resolution, or combinations thereof (see Scsi's Web Best Practice #2.)
  3. When printed, the contents will always be intelligently word-wrapped -- regardless of printer or page layout settings that are in effect (see Scsi's Web Site Best Practice #8.)

 

How Scsi's set of Web Site Best Practices led to Scsi's "Perfect 10" Web Site Standard

Looked at in this light, you'll soon realize and more fully appreciate the fact that all of Scsi's Web Site Best Practices for Web site pages began as a set of well-defined and highly specific productivity-driven objectives. Now that these objectives have come to fruition, they are collectively referred to as Scsi's "Perfect 10" Web Site Standard which unceasingly illustrates that "We are productivity driven."

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Eight Major Categories of Productivity

The eight (8) major categories of productivity which are addressed throughout the Scsi P&KT Web site are as follows:

 

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Additional Categories of Productivity

As an ongoing supplement, however, the following categories are presently included on this Scsi Productivity Web page:

 

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PC-based Software

The vast majority of "Productivity Tools" coverage on this Web site will tend to focus on software for personal computers (PCs). A sampling of such software programs is presented below.

Office Productivity Suites

Only two specific vendors' products are currently listed here.

 

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Idea Outliners, Thought Processors, and Visual Thinking Tools

At this time, only two specific vendors' products are addressed here.

ActionOutline

ActionOutline (Pro Version 3.2) is a shareware [with a "try-before-buy" option offered] product from Green Parrots Software on whose Web site is the following tag line: "Make your life easier, work more efficiently, boost your productivity with our powerful, easy to use software products."

In particular, the vendor states: "With ActionOutline, you can create and manage to-do lists, recipes, project notes, personal contacts, bookmark lists, reports, term papers, etc. It includes an Explorer-like interface, the ability to link to web or local files, and much more..."

Inspiration Software

The Inspiration Software, Inc. is described on their Web site as being "The Visual Thinking Tool" -- The premier tool to develop ideas and organize thinking -- and they offer numerous templates and unique features, including a complete outline processor for organizing and writing.

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Graphics Packages

At this time, only two specific vendor's products are cited under this particular category.

SmartDraw

Scsi makes extensive use of SmartDraw's business graphics software for increasing one's graphics-based productivity.

This decision was based on numerous outstanding features, a few of which are listed below:

  1. Numerous pre-populated templates
  2. Diverse and extensive (more than 63,000) graphics -- libraries of symbols, templates, and more
  3. Free help, free support, unlimited downloads, and more
  4. Unlimited drawing area with linking and layering included
  5. Integration with other programs, including Microsoft Office and Corel's WordPerfect Office
  6. Numerous Import/Export and conversion capabilities

 

Scsi recommends that you seriously consider adding this versatile and cost-effective software to your company's working set of productivity tools.

NOTE: As just one example of making effective use of the SmartDraw software, Scsi encourages you to examine Scsi's Productivity Focus diagram that is cited in Scsi's WebKISS™ Guide #9: How Productivity-focused is your Web Site?

Microsoft Office Visio

Visio evolved over several generations and Microsoft Office Visio is now a Microsoft-owned graphics tool that is ubiquitous in the PC industry.

NOTE: Even if you do not own or plan to purchase this product, you should also be aware that there is a Microsoft Visio® Viewer -- which you can download for free from the download section of the microsoft.com Web site. This view-only tool, according to Microsoft's write-up, "allows anyone to view Visio drawings and diagrams (if created with Visio 5, 2000, 2002, or 2003) inside their Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later Web browser."

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PC-based Hardware

A few examples of productivity-increasing devices that everyone should consider using include the following:

  1. Mouse & Trackball Devices
  2. Accelerator Cards
  3. Peripherals and Accessories
  4. Scanners
  5. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  6. Tablets
  7. Smart Phones

 

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Methods and Techniques

Scsi regularly makes use of the following:

  1. Listmaking
  2. To do lists
  3. Check lists
  4. Index cards
  5. Visual indicators or graphics aids
  6. Calendars
  7. Color-coded Markers and Strips
  8. File Format Conversions
  9. Workflow Diagrams
  10. Decision Trees

 

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Getting Organized and Time Management References

It's always a good idea to take some time to prepare yourself for whatever lies ahead, and we usually give particular thought at such times to the matter of getting organized coupled with deciding how we should best make use of our available time for any given task, activity, or project.

Oftentimes, one of the best ways to approach overall preparedness for any category of task is through learning from what others have done before, particularly through reading of their published works. Here is a sampling of Recommended Reading, which also includes some Web site hyperlinks that you might wish to consider visiting.

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Major Navigation Links

Access specific sections within this Web page and throughout Scsi's P&KT Web Site by selecting from the following hyperlinks:

NAVIGATION: Skip to MAIN HEADING of this page, view or download a PDF version of this Web page's contents and associated hyperlinks, jump to TOP of this page, or visit the Portal, Home, Expanded Home, Graphics-based Home, About Scsi, Site Map, Productivity, Scsi's WebKISS™ Guides, Other Web Sites, or Contact Us page of the Scsi P&KT Web Site. Also, be sure to learn about Scsi's Access Keys to increase your keyboard-based productivity on this Web site.

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Need immediate assistance?

Call (859) 261-5908 to immediately reach Raymond Sonoff, President of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc. (Scsi), 271 Saxony Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017-2294 USA, send an e-mail message to "info AT sonoffconsulting DOT com" to get answers to your specific questions, or access Scsi's Contact Form 1 Web page (or the thumbnail image provided below), and fill out the form's fields citing whatever you want addressed by Scsi.

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Remember: If you have some questions to ask, wish to request additional information about specific topics, or want to send a request for proposal, Scsi always welcomes inquiries and will respond promptly (often the very same day).

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Web Page Validation and Contact Information

This Productivity Page of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc. Productivity and Knowledge Transfer Web Site was last updated, validated -- to assure full conformance to W3C's HTML5, CSS3, and WCAG Accessibility (Priorities 1, 2, and 3, inclusive) recommendations -- and uploaded on Monsday, February 29, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. ET by Raymond Sonoff, President of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc. (Scsi), 271 Saxony Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017-2294 USA: Telephone: (859) 261-5908.

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