Want to be more efficient? Follow these tips

November 13th, 2013

Want your small business to function as efficiently as possible? Then you've got to use technology just as efficiently. Fortunately, the Web site TechnologySchools.org has plenty of advice on how small business owners can make use of technology to boost their sales.

Password power

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 want to create the right passwords for their computers. First, you must pick a pass that’s difficult for hackers to guess but easy to remember. Make sure that you 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.

Keeping your passwords safe

Of course, using safe passwords won’t help you if you don’t store them securely. A lot of people still write all their passwords on a piece of paper. Others have them on an easy-to-find Word doc. TechnologySchools recommends that you use a password-storage service like LastPass or Dashlane. Such services keep your passwords safe while giving you easy access to them.

A speedier machine

Slow-moving computers can drastically lower the productivity of your staff. TechnologySchools recommends that you resolve this by giving your computers a monthly maintenance check. Delete any unnecessary programs and eliminate old files. Defragment your hard drive and conduct a registry scan to find any corrupted or damaged files. Then, eliminate these broken files.