We computed your Top 10:
1. Check your backup procedure: Backup solutions are not a “set it and forget it” process. Definitely need to verify the process is still working and that the destinations drive(s) are functioning.
2. Check your anti-virus software program: Make sure it is up to date, that it is scanning regularly. (Microsoft Security Essentials is available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for free)
3. Tidy the desktop: Clear off old icons, files, and folders.
4. Organize: Keep your computer software all in one place and easily accessible.
5. Insurance: Inventory all your computing hardware.
6. Establish one location: Use one notebook, one folder, whatever it may be, for all your User ID’s, login passwords, email passwords, router settings and anything to do with computing.
7. Change passwords: Time for a better password then yesterday. Help keep the bad guys out of your account by using both your password and your phone. Always sign up for 2-Step verification.
8. Replace power strips: Use a power surge protector. Power strips are great for plugging in lamps, speakers, pencil sharpeners, but not your monitors, routers, backup drives, computers, etc.
9. Replace worn devices: All computing devices fail.
10. Maintenance your computers: Every 3-6 months – clean out temp files, patch it, updated it, stop unwanted startup programs, check the antivirus and backup process.
These 2015 Top 10 tech tips for resolution have been brought to you by tech3Support. Happy shiny new tech year. Best of luck with your other resolutions too.