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Finding Answers Online – 3 of the Best Websites

Got Questions?

Got Questions?

There are a lot of sites out there, and some can have a lot of bad information. Here are some resources for getting good answers to your questions.

Stack Exchange

This site originally started as a programmer site, but it now covers all kinds of questions. You can search existing questions or choose where to post your question.

You can view the profile of the person who answers the question and see how many upvotes and badges they get. This site has a lot of experts on it.  Check out Stack Exchange here.

Quora

Quora is a great Q&A site. It covers every topic and you can comment and ask new questions and tag the relevant topic.

YouTube

YouTube has general information on almost anything. Some channels are making well produced educational content. You can also find many recorded conference speeches and presentations. If you go to youtube.com/edu you can find videos from top universities around the world. 

Promote your business by sharing your expertise.

Stack Exchange, Quora and YouTube are great places to share your expertise. You can include links to your business website in your bio and develop good business leads.

While these websites can be useful, they do not come with a guarantee. If the answer is critical to your business, you should consider paying experts. For Expert IT support, talk to Bytek today. Our expert Helpdesk can support all your business IT needs.

These 5 useful websites will make you more productive

Useful Websites for Work to make you productive

Useful Websites for Work to make you productive

Easy way to schedule a meeting with a large group

You’ve all been there.  Trying to arrange a meeting with a large group, all with different calendar systems, and it just turns into a long email thread from hell. 

Doodle will solve this problem.  Doodle lets you do a poll online, with a list of names and a tick next to the times they are available.  You have several options and can do a lot with the advanced features.  One advanced tip is if you want to change the answers you made, go back to the poll and click on your name.  There will be an option to change the answer you submitted to Doodle.

Quickest way to send large files?

Sending large files can be a pain.  Most email clients have attachment limits, not everyone has a cloud storage system and different providers aren’t compatible.

WeTransfer does one thing well, sending large files.  Simply provide the email of the person you want to send a file to, then upload it.  This site really couldn’t be easier, and makes sending large files very easy.  It is also good for uploading on a slow internet connection as it will keep retrying and won’t leave you with a dropped file after 90%.

Warning.  Only open files you are expecting.  If you are unsure, ring the person who sent the file and make sure it isn’t a cyberattack.  Read our guide on avoiding cyberattacks here.

Websites to help you concentrate at work.

Sometimes it’s difficult to concentrate at work.  A bit of ambient noise can help to solve this.  ambient-mixer.com is a site with pre-made playlists of ambient noise.  You can customise these and make new ones. 

Best source for work advice?

Most questions have already been answered.  This may shock some people but if you are looking for the answer, someone else is too. 

The best way to check is to search YouTube.  From maths to IT to phones, if you search you will probably find someone going through exactly how to solve the issue you are having.

Searching Datasets and much more

Comparing multiple data sets, doing advanced calculations or conversions and the like can be difficult on your typical search engine. 

Wolfram Alpha calls itself a computation engine, so it does more advanced calculations and search.  Above is how it answers a question about the volume of a sphere.  Look at the homepage for some of the questions it can answer. 

Skype for Business

Arranging international calls is easy with Skype for Business.  Skype lets you have meetings with up to 250 people.  To join a meeting, all you need is a phone line or an internet connection.  If you are using Outlook, Skype for Business integrates with it to show contacts online status. 

Bytek IT Solutions can help your business by offering VoIP, Helpdesk and Office 365.  Talk to us about your IT needs today.