It’s challenging to run a successful small business these days. You face much larger competitors and a still-struggling economy that makes your customers think carefully before spending any of their hard-earned dollars. Nevertheless, you can gain an advantage on your competition by utilizing technology more efficiently. As the TechnologySchools.org Website states, if you use tech more proficiently, you and your employees are more productive. And the site provides three excellent tips for doing this.
The right passwords
We all know by now not to use words like “password” or number strings like “1234” as passwords. But TechnologySchools offers more tips for business owners that really want to generate the right passwords for their computers. First, you must pick a pass that’s tough for hackers to guess but easy for you to remember. Be sure to include both lower and uppercase letters, symbols and numbers to create a difficult crack for even the savviest hacker. And be sure to create a password that is a minimum of eight characters long.
Protecting your passwords
Of course, using safe passwords won’t help you if you neglect to store them properly. A lot of people still write all their passwords on a scrap of paper. Others have them on an easy-to-find Word doc. TechnologySchools recommends that you employ a password-storage service such as LastPass or Dashlane. Such services keep your passwords safe while providing you quick access to them.
A speedier machine
Is your older computer slowing down? TechnologySchools provides some advice for you to give it a speed boost. The site suggests that on a monthly basis you delete old files, eliminate unneeded programs and defragment your hard drive. Finally, you should each month perform a registry scan to find and erase corrupted or damaged files.