Are You Making These Tech Mistakes in the Office?

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Whatever line of business you’re in, you probably rely heavily on technology. Because it’s 2014. And we all do.

But relying on technology and being tech-savvy are two entirely different ball games. And unfortunately, many of us fall into the first category but not the second.

Luckily, you’re about to find out what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it

Using an ancient version of Microsoft Word?

You’ve had that good old Windows XP for 10 years now – and it’s never done you any wrong, right?
But it will. Soon.

In April of this year, Microsoft will cease to support Windows XP, which means your office computers and precious company data will be vulnerable to attacks from hackers, viruses and vicious malware.

It also means that you’re missing out on the latest and greatest features that Word 2013 has to offer. Why live in the dark ages while your competitors reap the ever-improving benefits of cutting edge technology?

Not updating apps?

Those little pop up boxes which ask you to update a programme are annoying, I know. It’s much easier just to close them. Or select ‘remind me later’ every time they appear.

But not updating your apps or programmes is a bad move. A very bad one.

Hackers find vulnerabilities in older versions of apps, and can potentially break into your work computer system and steal your data and financial records.

Not updating your apps is a recipe for slowing down your computers, and allowing viruses to work their evil magic.

Don’t make this mistake again.

Easy, memorable passwords?

You’ve chosen your cat’s name as your password, because it’s the same one you’ve always used and it’s just so easy to remember.

This is a big fat mistake. And an all-too-common one.

If you can remember your password at all, there’s a good chance that it’s not secure enough. Try using a password manager like LastPass or Dashlane which will generate a much more complex one and then fill them in automatically.

Come on guys. Safety first!

Not enough back ups?

Yes. Disasters happen.

Maybe not to you and your team yet, but do you really want to run the risk of losing all your important company data?

The safest way to get everything backed up is with cloud-computing. It’ll all be kept on huge, powerful remote servers – and in the case of some kind of technological disaster, it’ll all be safe and sound.

Is your office making these tech mistakes? Think about the detrimental impact that hackers, viruses and disasters could have on your business – and sharpen up your game! 

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