These tech tips will boost your efficiency

Do you want your small business to function as efficiently as it can? Then you’ve got to use technology just as efficiently. Fortunately, the Web site has plenty of advice on how small business owners can make use of technology to boost their sales.

Password power

The first tip from TechnologySchools might seem obvious: You must rely on the right passwords to safeguard your business’ computers and the information you store on them. What this means is selecting passwords you can remember but that hackers won’t guess. TechnologySchools says that the strongest passwords are more than eight characters long, include upper- and lowercase letters, and include numbers and symbols.

Protecting your passwords

Of course, using safe passwords won’t help you if you neglect to store them properly. 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 employ a password-storage service like LastPass or Dashlane. Such services keep your passwords safe while giving you easy access to them.

Keep your computer fast

You won’t be nearly as productive with a slower computer. Thankfully, TechnologySchools provides advice for speeding up even older machines. Every month you should delete programs that you don’t use, drop old files, defragment the hard drive and execute a registry scan to identify damaged or corrupted files you can then delete.