If you work in IT, chances are you spend a large part of your day searching for information. Your boss wants detailed, specific answers to problems that are backed up with research. Unfortunately, good research takes a lot of time.
There are over 1 billion search queries per day on Google and over 92 percent of all internet activity is spent using search engines¹. You’d think with so much information out there, finding what you’re looking for would be easier.
In fact, it’s a lot more difficult than most people realize. More than 1,000 surveyed middle managers said that over half the information they find in searches is useless². The time that is wasted not finding the right information translates to money being wasted — up to 10 percent of a company’s salary costs³.
Experts Exchange helps businesses reclaim that time and money by providing easy access to verified solutions.
Here are five ways to save two and a half hours or more of your work week with Experts Exchange:
1. Only Trust Proven Results
Increase your efficiency at solving IT problems by referencing a database of issues that have verified solutions. Nothing’s worse than having a “Eureka” moment when searching only to find out that the proposed solution doesn’t work at all. By searching through Experts Exchange’s database of over 4 million proven solutions, you will eliminate the headache of digging through old forum posts and uninformed comments to find the right solution. Trust the experts; ignore the trolls.
2. Delegate Tasks to Specialists
When your team lacks the insight to handle a unique task, you can delegate that work to Experts Exchange specialists. With thousands of Experts in all technology fields, you’ll be able to find the right candidate who can help wrestle with the ins and outs of the project. Simply ask a question, or request an article or video tutorial from the Bounty Board to get time-saving solutions on-demand.
3. Create a Library of References
Part of an employee’s wasted time is spent looking for the documents and instructions that they’ve already seen once before. On Experts Exchange, every solution, guide, tutorial and article can be saved to your unique Knowledgebase, providing quick, convenient access to reliable answers.
4. Crowdsource Information from Peers
One person can only know so much. Mistakes are bound to happen. Unfortunately, many mistakes end up being costly ones to fix. Stop putting out fires and prevent them instead. Consult Experts Exchange Groups to gain advice from your peers on product purchases, new technologies, best practices and more to save your team the expense of time and budget misspent.
Drop out of that 10-hour massive open online course and cut to the chase with Experts Exchange’s 5-minute Video Micro Tutorials. These video demonstrations are clear, concise, and specific to the actual issue at hand, helping your team take away actionable new knowledge in minutes and eliminate hours of hypothetical learning.