New Year’s Tech Resolutions

If your typical New Year's resolutions lasted about 30 seconds, you're not alone. Pledges to eat better, start running and learn how to juggle can be rebooted again next year easy enough.

This year, Meridian challenges you to think about your tech health with some CRITICAL resolutions you'll want to keep.

No More Junk Mail!
Whether you checked a box agreeing to get newsletters, or you have no idea how you got on that list, it's time to say goodbye. Start by emptying your mailbox to zero unread messages - no you don't have to read all that spam - you have permission to delete it unread. Let's face it, if you were going to read it, you would have done so already. Away it goes.

Now that you're starting with a clean slate and a huge feeling of accomplishment, resolve this: Each day, unsubscribe from 5-10 lists. Keep an eagle eye out for that gorgeous unsubscribe link and click it with confidence. You don't even need to give a reason if it redirects to a survey page. Before too long, your inbox will be a refreshing place filled only with people and businesses you look forward to hearing from.

Protect Your Password(s)!
With all these password leaks from LinkedIn, Myspace, and goodness knows who hasn't come forward, now's the time to get smart with your passwords. Because most people use the same passwords on every site, a single breach can be the hack that keeps on giving. You know how important it is to use different passwords for each site, but let's be real, that's a LOT of passwords to remember.

Instead of writing them down, Meridian recommends using a password manager like AppID.  AppID is an innovative, cloud-based identity and access management solution providing additional layers of security when accessing crucial web applications and sensitive data.

Backup. Backup, Backup!
I've been meaning to backup is the cry of someone who just lost all their photos. Good intentions don't count AT ALL in data security, because once the data is gone, it's gone. With Meridian's CloudDrive, there's no reason to put backups off. CloudDrive protects files & enables quick recovery from lost data and/or ransomware attacks.

There you have it. Three New Year's resolutions you can easily keep, and that will make a real difference to your year. Opening your email will be a pleasure, you'll be a spectator only in any future password leaks, and your precious files will be safe against all manner of disaster. Feels better than any diet, doesn't it?

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