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5 Smartsheet Apps to Visualize Your Work

Visualize work
Do you want to rock your next presentation? How about impress clients? Or land new deals? It all starts with a beautiful visual. Communicating with images can save time, increase productivity, and uncover valuable insight. With visuals, we instantly understand a complex idea in the time it would take our eyes to scan text for relevant words. And, it’s our preferred way for learning and transferring ideas. People process visuals 60,000 times faster than text and 83% of human learning occurs visually. You can use this to your advantage in the workplace. By using charts, graphs, and dashboards, you can save time conveying complex information and increase productivity.
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Visualizing data can seem as simple as creating a pie chart in Excel and customizing the colors and fonts to look pretty. 

Unfortunately, this common method is one of the biggest visualization mistakes you can make. When done correctly, data visualization can help you better understand complex information and quickly uncover new business insights. When done wrong, infographics, charts, and dashboards are solely created to make a presentation look more attractive, without an accompanying story nor facilitating a new level of understanding. 

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The Future of BYOD: 3 Security Predictions

The smartphone has erased all boundaries between our professional and personal lives. BYOD (bring your own device) began as a rare workplace perk, but it has evolved into a must-have way of working. Ninety-percent of workers in the United States use their personal smartphone for work purposes, according to a Cisco study. In a 2014 TripAdvisor study, 77% of U.S. respondents reported that they did work while on vacation.

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Toronto-based FlightNetwork.com is the largest Canadian-owned online travel agency, and second most visited behind only Expedia. It caters to travelers looking for bargain deals on flights, cars, hotels and vacation packages. In order to offer the lowest prices, it’s imperative the company operates as efficiently and nimbly as possible. Smartsheet is the one tool they rely on to empower the team to work better together, streamline communications, and make faster decisions.

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