Tech New Years Resolutions for 2020

The usual New Year’s resolutions involve hitting the gym, getting healthy and spending less. Why not change it up this time and add tech resolutions to the mix? Take a look at some tech-inspired changes you can make in the new year.

1. Create a robust backup plan
The risks of data loss are very high – your phone may get lost stolen, your computer hard drive could fail at any time or ransom-ware could hold your files hostage. Take steps to avoid losing your precious data by setting up a robust backup plan. Ensure you have at least two copies of your data, preferably an “onsite” backup and an “offsite” backup (in the Cloud or in a different physical location).


2. Keep your computer clean
Giving your computer a physical clean every few months will help to prolong its life. Computers have many little areas where dust can easily accumulate. Dust reduces the airflow is which will eventually lead to excessive heat. This heat has the potential to damage your computer’s hardware and potential cause data loss. Take the time to vacuum out the air vents and fans. Why not take advantage of our special New Years Computer Health Checkup promotion – for just $140 we will come to your home to physically clean inside your computer, check for malware and viruses and check your backup (usually worth $300!). Alternatively, you can sign up for Annual Maintenance for just $199 and receive bi-annual checks, plus free remote support! For more information, click here.


3. Bring order to your data
If feeling a bit bewildered at the state of your computer filing system (or lack of!), take the opportunity to bring some order to your data, especially photos. Start by creating a logical file structure for your documents, ensure you save new files with easy reference names and make a habit to file them away correctly. Join one of Tekkie help’s workshops on Managing & Organising Photos to learn effective tips and strategies to bring order to your digital photos. More workshop dates for 2020 have been added, click here to view and book.


4. Unsubscribe to junk emails
Do you find yourself getting hundreds of emails a week? Declutter your inbox by unsubscribing to email lists that don’t interest you. If you go to it syncs with your email and provides you with a list of subscriptions emails that you can go through and unsubscribe with one click.


Begin 2020 with the mindset of a fresh start with the technology in your life. If you need a hand with creating a robust backup solution, consolidating all your photos, organising your data and physically cleaning your computer, local-based and expat-run IT support company, Tekkie Help is on hand to assist. To book an appointment call 81138682 or visit

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