It’s finally here – springtime! With the upcoming warm weather comes a feeling of needing to clean and make everything feel brand new. This not only goes for your house but for your pieces of technology as well.
Here are five tips for digital spring cleaning that will make your life a little easier.
Update All Devices and Software
New updates are released all the time, and each one improves a device or program in one way or another. With this said, it is critical to make sure that your company computers, phones, tablets, and all other devices are always up to date with the latest software updates. This will ensure that they are working correctly and efficiently.
Also, if your company uses several computer programs, it is essential to make sure that these programs are set to update automatically. Program updates are prevalent and imperative to get the job done correctly. Be sure that all company computers have the most updated programs, and consider setting them to auto-update.
Delete Old Files
If your company has a central database where all computer information is stored, then you might have noticed that it’s starting to slow down. If this is the case, consider purging all old files from the database to create storage space for new files and speed up the system’s process.
Check Existing Accounts and Passwords
When spring cleaning your devices, also be sure to check the account login information for the device and its programs. There may be existing accounts from previous employees who are no longer with the company or accounts for programs that are no longer needed. If this is the case, get rid of the old to make room for the new.
Also, be sure to check your passwords’ strength or consider requiring employees to update them regularly.
Perform A Backup
Backup files of all company programs and documents can be lifesavers in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong. To prevent a future crisis and spring clean your system, back up all old files, and delete them from the source. This will ensure that you have a guaranteed backup of everything, all while clearing up more storage space on your device.
Refresh the Entire System
Once you have completed the steps above, then consider refreshing the entire system. Restarting all programs, devices, and the company network will ensure that all updates have taken place and everything is ready to go.