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Tech Resolutions for the New Year

tech resolutionsSomehow the New Year is just around the corner! Are you busy making resolutions? Or thinking about adding a new skill to your repertoire? Don’t forget to consider some tech resolutions while you are preparing for the new year!

  1. Unsubscribe from junk mail

I’m sure you are just like me, that you spend the first few minutes of every morning going through your inbox deleting junk mail. Promotions, newsletters, things you’ve never even heard of all clogging up your mail. Don’t just remove them, take an extra minute to unsubscribe from them, so you don’t have to waste future time getting rid of them. You can start slow and start with five a day for a couple of weeks. You will be amazed how much time you will free up in the future by taking these small steps.

  1. Organize your photos

You’ve got all those great photos all over the place. Start by picking one place and moving all your picture there. Google Photo users, Amazon Prime subscribers, and even Shutterfly users are allotted a certain amount of free space before upgrading for more. Figure out which one is right for you, and get your photos all together now.

  1. Automated backups

Whether it’s business data or personal data, what would you do if it suddenly vanished? Put a backup plan in place and make it automatic, so you can set it and forget it! For personal use, think of some cloud options (Dropbox, Microsoft One-Drive, or Google Drive). If you’ve got a lot of business data, we’ve got you covered with cloud options or in-house options. Just give us a call to see what might be right for you (970) 243-3311.

  1. Recycle that trash

Recycling trash doesn’t just apply to your recycling bin on your computer; this also refers to those piles of old technology sitting in your home or office. We can help coordinate the removal and disposal of technology you aren’t using, or you can contact local tech recycling company CORRecycling via their website (www.correcycling.com).

  1. Manage those passwords

Don’t be that person that has all of their passwords written on a piece of paper hidden under their keyboard or in the office drawer closest to them. Just don’t. There are lots of password managers out there, that lets you organize, alphabetize, and store passwords in one handy place. Just don’t forget your master password that gains you entry to the rest of them.

Now is the time to re-start some good habits for your whole life, including technology. Start small, so you don’t get overwhelmed, and then you can conquer these five easy steps!

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