5 Tech New Year’s Resolutions

Published on: December, 7th 2017 | Under: General

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We all have areas in our life that can be improved. The usual New Year’s resolutions involve hitting the gym, saving tons of money or quitting a bad habit. Why not change it up this time and add tech New Year’s resolutions to the mix. Some of these intentions are simple while others take time, but wherever you are in your tech life, you can find one thing to enhance.

Tech New Year’s Resolutions to Try in 2018

Take a look at some tech-inspired changes you can make in the new year.

Tech New Year’s Resolutions

1. No Texting and Driving

According to ATT’s It Can Wait campaign, 75% of teens say texting while driving is very dangerous, but 43% admit to doing so. Distracted driving is a massive problem in today’s day in age. Some states will give you a ticket for texting and driving, while others will give you a ticket for merely holding your phone. Whatever the law, you should be focused while using a motorized vehicle.  It’s easy. Just put your device down. Listen to the radio or a podcast to keep yourself occupied and less tempted from looking at your cell phone.

2. Get Fit with Technology

Instead of starting off the year with a plan to lose 25 pounds by the end of January, why not start small. With fitness watches and apps, you can easily track and monitor your health and fitness goals. Fitness watches like the Fitbit or Apple Watch not only keep you motivated throughout the day to reach your steps, they also track your food, weight, workouts, and sleep.

3. Unsubscribe to Junk Emails

Do you find yourself getting hundreds of emails a week and deleting 90% of them? Begin the new year with decluttering your inbox by unsubscribing to email lists that don’t interest you. You can manually go through each email and unsubscribe, or you can use unroll.me. This is a free service that provides you with a list of subscriptions emails that you can go through and unsubscribe with one click.

4. Schedule Automatic Back-Ups

Most people only remember that they haven’t backed up their work when disaster strikes. Let’s all learn from our mistakes in 2017 and set up automatic back-ups for all our devices this year. When it comes to your business, let Computer Troubleshooters provide your data backup and recovery solutions. Our expert technicians work to understand what information is critical to your company, provide you with a plan, and implement a strategy to protect your data daily.

5. Update Security Software

Whether it’s personal data or business, it is crucial to keep your information safe from potential hacks. Most security software systems send regular updates to continue protection against malware and viruses. Ensure you pay attention to these alerts and install the updates to stay up to date on your security system. At Computer Troubleshooters, we ensure your business, network, and sensitive information gets protected via our cutting-edge industry knowledge and products. We can evaluate your current internet security services and find solutions that meet your needs and budget.

What are some of your tech New Year’s resolutions? Begin 2018 with the mindset of a fresh start with the technology in your life. If you need a hand with IT services, Computer Troubleshooters offers advanced business solutions for your small or medium-sized business.  Find the local Computer Troubleshooters office nearest you!


About Kim Weinberger

Kim Weinberger is the National Director of Business Development - Computer Services for Computer Troubleshooters Global. Kim has a long-standing relationship with Computer Troubleshooters that began when she and her husband bought a technology franchise in Fond du Lac, WI, in 2003. In addition to her role as a franchise owner and operator, Kim also served as a Regional Director for four years and then as an Assistant National Director for five years. In 2012, Kim became the Director of Operations for the Computer Troubleshooters Global franchise and the Geeks On Call franchise, which has since merged with Computer Troubleshooters. In 2016, Kim's role shifted to managing the growth and development of computer services for Computer Troubleshooters Global, as well as the CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise.