Tag Archives: filing

Microtask: we love the forms you hate

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… as ruining the décor, forms are a terrible way to store data (just try “quick sorting” a full filing cabinet). Humankind has sent robots to Mars, mapped the human genome and even (in just 11 years) tracked down Osama Bin Laden. So why is the paperless office still such an impossible dream?

As you probably know by now, here at Microtask we take productivity seriously. We spent many long days and sleepless nights wrestling with this data-based dilemma. Finally we emerged, red-eyed …

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The business of business cards

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… business card. Nothing except perhaps spending jetlagged hours sorting through cards because your filing machine is completely useless and you blew your budget for an admin assistant on elephant tusks.

Automated solutions on the market are neither flexible, easily customized, nor cheap. Moreover, most of the time they require a direct intervention from the user to store data correctly. I find it is more efficient to do it by hand, and at least make sure data are displayed exactly as I …

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Nordic Tech Tour: Our journey gets going

Posted on by Harri Holopainen

… happy to buy the next round).

Following up with all the new contacts and ideas (not to mention filing of business cards ) is going to keep us busy for weeks. Not that I’m complaining: for Microtask the journey is gathering momentum. It’s time to hang on, fasten our seatbelts and enjoy the ride!

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