Tip of the Week: We All Make Mistakes, but Try To Avoid These Computing Ones

Tip of the Week: We All Make Mistakes, but Try To Avoid These Computing Ones

Mistakes happen, especially where technology is involved. There are plenty of ways that user error can occur when using a computer--many of which are avoidable through simple preventative measures. For our tip this week, we’ll go over some behaviors to avoid when using a computer.

Neglecting Updates
To look at your computer, you’d probably never guess that a war is waged every day over it. Yet software developers and hackers are locked in battle, working to improve their programs to thwart the others’ in a digital arms race. While hackers work to create exploits for the vulnerabilities that a program may have, developers seek to improve protection of data and patch existing vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, while a hacker’s improvements are applied automatically, security improvements are released via updates, which require the user to activate. This means that if you have been neglecting your system updates, you have been leaving yourself vulnerable.

Skipping the Terms and Conditions
While it may seem like a benign prospect, you could actually put yourself at risk by not reading the terms and conditions when prompted to accept them by a program you are trying to download and install. Try to resist the urge to click through before you’ve checked to see what you’re agreeing to. Oftentimes, these prompts will sneak in consent to have unwanted and unpleasant bloatware installed along with the program you intended to install. Before clicking ‘Accept,’ check with IT to be sure that everything is above board and secure.

Not Accounting for Power Fluctuations
While your computer relies on electricity in order to function, the relationship between your device and its energy source is far from perfect. If too much power is delivered (perhaps due to a lightning strike) you could find yourself dealing with the effects of a surge. These can damage hardware components and necessitate expensive repairs. Using a surge protector or an Uninterruptible Power Supply can help prevent these circumstances. In fact, a UPS will even sustain your devices for a few minutes if the power was to go out, allowing you to safely save and shutdown to avoid data loss.

No Backup
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it many more times: you need to have a backup solution in place to keep your business safe. As much as you may want to assume that a data loss event won’t darken your business’ door, the chances of it happening are too great to ignore. By maintaining a comprehensive, cloud-based data backup solution, you give yourself the best chance of recovering your data whenever you need it.

SMART Services can help keep you and your users from making too many mistakes, as well as assist you in bouncing back when errors are made. Call us at 586 258-0650 for more information.

Keep Work from Interfering with Your Home Life
Are the Deals Better on Black Friday or Cyber Mond...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, March 26 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Domains SharePoint Back Up Save Money IT Service Identity Backup Disaster Recovery Professional Services MAIA Current Events Twitter Instant Messaging Music Admin Retail Jerry Fetty SMARTweb Defense Business USB Presentation Upgrades Fun IT Solutions communications Humor Avoid Downtime Supercomputer Vendor Management Computers Chromebook website Data Recovery Technology Downtime Students Smartphone Wasting Money Ubuntu Chrome SaaS Emails Net Neutrality Remote Computing Microsoft Office Workplace Tips Comparison Internet of Things Mobile Data Backup Break/Fix Mobile Computing hacker Google ebay Windows Ink Software Hard Drive Email Projects Computer Accessories The Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence Entertainment Financial Technology IT Management Electronic Medical Records Transportation WIndows 7 Router Education Android Reputation Content Filter iPhone Office Tips BDR Experience eWaste agency automation IT Services Small Business Workers Wasting Time Television insurance Apps Regulation Extreme Technology Makeover Private Cloud Language Law Enforcement Compliance Managing Stress Computer Fan Unsupported Software Bring Your Own Device User Proactive Remote Monitoring Save Time Outsourced IT Password holidays Two-factor Authentication Value Employer-Employee Relationship Management Sync Youtube Training Thank You Utility Computing Hosted Solutions press release Text Messaging Government Backkup Bluetooth Hetrick and Associates Managed IT Services Networking Online Currency Internet Exlporer Productivity Mircrosoft Managed IT Security OneDrive Lifestyle Passwords Tip of the Week Automobile Memory Mobile Device Management iPad Cast Microblogging Network Teamwork Gift Giving Gadgets Microsoft Excel Computer Forensics Telephone Systems Conferencing Tech Tip IT Technicians Web Design Employee Proactive IT Money Mouse In the News Branding HBO Hiring/Firing Evernote Running Cable Consultant video Employee-Employer Relationship VPN Business Intelligence DDoS Identities Travel Windows 7 Windows 10 Jessica Stevenson Apple Telephone Marketing Worker Commute WPA3 Administrator IT solutions Privacy Ransomware Hard Disk Drive Windows 10s Cameras Maintenance Fraud Operating System Document Management WiFi Root Cause Analysis Scam Internet Microsoft Word IT Support Customer Service Phone System Nanotechnology Machine Learning Access Media Consumption SMART Services Gamification Prodcutivity Mobility Flexibility Computer Help Desk Sales Distributed Denial of Service Communication Alert NFL Phishing Smart Technology Application Data Storage Keyboard Shortcuts Tablet Shadow IT Settings Advertising Colocation Risk Management Social Networking Wiring Users Video Games Unified Communications Data Security Data Privacy Virtual Reality Keyboard How To Edge Operating Sysytem ISP Printer Saving Money Payroll iOS Peripheral Productivity Blogging Device Security Biometrics Google Drive Accessory Licensing Analysis Sports Audit Employer Employee Relationship Monitoring Applied TAM Charger Co-managed IT Best Practice Battery WannaCry Hybrid Cloud Telephony App Testing Windows MSP Browser Encryption Network Congestion Cybercrime Big Data Data Breach Word Screen Mirroring Science Reliable Computing Hyperlink Information Technology Microsoft Budget Administration Gifts OneNote Backup and Disaster Recovery Vulnerability Cloud PowerPoint Nokia Cybersecurity Hardware Remote Workers Point of Sale Near Field Communication Cloud Computing Managed IT Services Google Assistant Upgrade Samsung Take Your Agency to the Next Level Co-Managed Services Virtualization Credit Cards Facebook Unified Threat Management Project Management Vendor Video Surveillance Recovery Health Amazon Cost Management Alexa for Business WIndows Server 2008 Customer Relationship Management Touchscreen Data email encryption 3D Printing Cortana Personal Information Data Loss HaaS Lithium-ion battery Tech Term IT Support Storage Regulations Business Continuity IoT Steve Anderson Analytics Managed IT Service Virtual Desktop Black Market Microsoft Outlook Printers Paperless Office Microsoft Outlook 2007 hackers Network Security Antivirus User Error End of Support Windows 8 Firewall Best Practices Doug Vanni HIPAA Best Available Bloatware Virtual Assistant Saving Time lunch and learn Office Payment Cards History Going Green Financial Social Engineering Chevy HHR Wayne Joubert PDF Business Computing Intranet Emergency Wireless Internet Human Resources Cleaning Uninterrupted Power Supply Solid State Drive GLAD Work Station Books File Storage File Sharing Company Culture Google Maps Software as a Service Wireless Dark Web Printing Devices App store Efficiency Tutorial malware IT consulting robot Avoiding Downtime Webinar SMB Access Control Buisness VoIP Images Update Scalability Holiday Mobile Security Gmail Updates Microsoft Office 2010 Display E-Commerce IIAI Hard Drives Disaster spam Meetings Data Protection Business Technology Streaming Media automation Social Google Docs Virus Windows 10 Chromecast Search Legislation Virtual Private Network FAQ Commerce Laptop Work/Life Balance Content Filtering Redundancy IT Budget Politics Fax Server HITECH Act Printer Server Tablets Surge Protector Server Inbound Marketing Adobe Kleinschmidt Insurance Wireless Charging data backups Scott White Mobile Devices Miscellaneous Phishing Scam Smart Tech Hosted Solution Wearable Technology Security Cameras Outlook Computing Taxes Shortcut Excel social media Benefits Legal Touchpad Medical IT Websites MySalesResults Mobile Device Smartphones DocStar Bandwidth Mobile Office Computer repair Data Theft webinar User Tips Patch Management Office 365 Safety Files Managed Service Provider Spyware Information CrashOverride Identity Theft Quick Tips Hacking Augmented Reality Connectivity Bryant Caudill Applications Camera Programming Trending Microsoft Windows 7 IT Consultant Innovation Tech Support Wi-Fi Blockchain Managed Service Debate BYOD Collaboration Business Management Wireless Technology Specifications Data Management Congratulations Computer Care Ciminal

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *