Close out 2018 on an organizational high note by getting your filing system right, deleting old data, protecting yourself against viruses and malware, and freeing up space on your devices.
If spring is a great time to clean your physical house, then the end of the calendar year is a great time to clean your fiscal one. It’s very satisfying to spend some time as the year closes out getting your inbox and files in order, unsubscribing from mailing lists you don’t get anything out of, and ensuring your important documents are backed up properly for the present and the future.
This is a huge task for larger organizations, says Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates.
“On a larger, corporate-wide scale, there’s a lot to consider — a comprehensive equipment audit, ensuring that your data security is sound, implementing a reliable backup strategy, and evaluating your tech and IT management options and budgets are usually at the top of the list,” Hobbs said.
But you can take this small scale for your personal digital files, devices, and storage. Here are tips on ending 2018 with a digital house cleaning that will set you up for efficiency, productivity, and security in 2019.