Did you know that the average household has an average of 25 connected devices? That's a lot of laptops, phones, tablets, smartwatches, smart TVs - and maybe even an Alexa-connected microwave or two. But what good does all of that tech do if you're not making the most of it? With a new year ahead, it's the perfect time to check out some new year's tech resolutions that will help keep you on track to hit your goals in 2022. Here are some of the top technology new year's resolutions that you should add to your list in 2022.
With ransomware and cyber attacks hitting hard in 2021, it's more important than ever to make sure that every device is protected. From installing the latest updates to adding state-of-the-art cybersecurity software across your network, having complete security across your network is important - but it's only one piece of the puzzle.
Knowing the telltale signs of cyberattacks and phishing scams helps you identify a threat as soon as it comes your way, helping you make the right choices to stay safe online.
Build for the Future
For businesses, investing in technology can be a tricky balance. The Wall Street Journal reports that estimated worldwide IT spending hit $235 billion in 2020, but $70.5 billion of that was wasted on inefficient and outdated technology. Taking a proactive approach and building a larger technology strategy ensures that every investment is helping build for the future. Meeting today's needs is important, but ensuring that every purchase is a wise investment for tomorrow should be a top priority.
Create Regular Backups
While many technology partners like SeedSpark create daily data backups, it's always worth double-checking with your IT provider to make sure that you're completely covered. Backing up your data can be a lifesaver (and can literally save your business) when disaster strikes. From natural disasters and cyberattacks to simple mistakes that come with being human, data backups can help you quickly rebound and get back to work ASAP.
Clean Out Your Inbox
A recent poll found that the average person has 1,602 unopened emails in their inbox. Zeroing out your email inbox ahead of the new year gives you a fresh start, letting you focus on new ventures and helping you stay focused without any distractions. While it may be a little time-consuming, sorting through your emails and moving the most important messages to their own folder is a great start to the new year. If you're feeling like a fast fix, Archiving - not deleting - all of your messages can clear out that inbox while keeping your past messages searchable if you need to look for a long-lost note or document.
Set Other Resolutions Up for Success
While there are plenty of tech resolutions for your professional life, there are plenty of steps that you can take to make your personal resolutions a success! Whether you're hitting the gym, getting your diet back on track, or are trying to get better at time management, there are plenty of apps out there with free or low-cost subscriptions to help meet your goal. Check out this blog on more ways that tech can help crush your personal new year's resolutions.
Start your team's year off on the right foot with a free 30-minute technology assessment from SeedSpark. Our experts will assess the company that your technology has today, identifying weaknesses and creating a strategy for the future.