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3) How Do You Dashboard? How Do You Metric?

Are you hoping to keep the “numbers that matter” in front of your team or org this coming year? What approach do you use to create such a dashboard or metrics-minder? We’ve found great help at…

http://www.Klipfolio.com

Yes, there’s a cost involved, but, you know, honestly, for what they offer, it didn’t seem like a dealbreaker — and our dashboard was up and running in one DAY. We’ve also enjoyed the new charting functions at

http://www.smartsheets.com

But Klipfolio seemed to inspire us more. We used the slides at

https://www.slideshare.net/

to assemble our dashboard. It was quick and easy (and free, we think?). See our final outcome (for our org, Team Expansion) as a sampler at…

http://www.CatchAVision.com

We had everything going there within a week, thanks to the tools above. Can you share your journey in dashboarding by clicking “Comment” below the web or app version of this item? Thanks!

12) Best Calendar Plug-in for WordPress

We’ve been on the hunt for a great calendar plug-in for WordPress. The preconditions given us by our Training team were — it needed to be an easy-to-maintain calendar, with the ability to import from a CSV file onto the site, and export from the site back to a CSV file. Of course, it also needed to be attractive and affordable. It seems like, to us, those 4 factors nearly seem mutually exclusive. Now granted… there are like 2500 different calendar plug-ins for WordPress. But does anybody know of anything that fits those 4 criteria? The best we can find so far is called WP Easy Events…

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-easy-events/

It’s not PERFECT — but so far, it seems to be CLOSE. Any better options that you have found? If so, please click “Comment” following the web or app version of this item. Thanks in advance for any help.

Follow-up on Secure (on Not) Email

A few weeks ago, we asked which is the most secure email. See the original item here…

http://www.brigada.org/2017/08/27_21025

One reader felt that Hushmail was no longer any more secure than the rest of the pack. Is that your understanding? If so, what are our options these days? One reader, Ed, mentioned he was using an encryption tool with Gmail. But I would think that slows down the very reading/composing/sending process that has helped make Gmail so popular. Another reader felt we had been a bit biased when we used the phrase “made a deal with the devil.” If you felt the same, please forgive. We just wish/hope that some company can create truly secure communication. Do you know of one?

Your Favorite Super-Secure Email Service?

It’s been some time since we looked at super-secure email services. And since we all know (or at least suspect) that Microsoft and Google have both made a deal with the devil, so to speak (in that certain governments have forced their hand, refusing to give bandwidth unless Microsoft and Google would give them a backdoor into email accounts (if for no other reason than in the name of fighting terrorism), what super-secure email service might you recommend to workers today (if they positively have to keep things on the down low)? Maybe Hushmail has finally managed to modernize a bit?

http://www.hushmail.com

Are they the standard against which all other services are judged? What’s YOUR opinion?

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