The Top 10 Tech Tips of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re sharing the 10 most popular tech tips from the Ontech Systems blog that generated the most interest and readership.

These tips include everything from scary facts about smartphone addiction to what you need to know about OneNote for Business.

We’ll be covering:

  • 15 BYOD Statistics that May Surprise You
  • OneNote for Business: How to Stay Organized & Productive in the Workplace
  • 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Server 2016
  • 5 Startling Statistics About Data Backup and Recovery
  • 7 Password Do’s & Don’ts: The Worst Password Mistakes & How to Fix Them
  • 7 Scary Facts About Smartphone Addiction: Are YOU a Mobile Zombie?
  • Is it better to Keep IT In-House or Outsource?
  • 5 Ways to Get Rid of Spam Once and For All
  • OneDrive Cloud Storage: 7 Things You Need to Know
  • Detox and Declutter Your Digital Life in 5 Easy Steps

We know you’re busy this time of year, so let’s dive into each of the top 10 tech tips in ascending order.

1) 15 BYOD Statistics that May Surprise You

The “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend has significantly grown throughout recent years – and it’s no wonder. This blog post in particular likely gained traction due to shocking statistics like “businesses gain a whopping 240 extra hours of work per year when they implement BYOD in the workplace”.

But there’s also a dark side when it comes to BYOD – 80% of BYOD is unmanaged, leaving most businesses wide open and vulnerable to cyber security attacks.

Whether you’ve already integrated the bring your own device trend into your workplace or you’ve been on the fence, check out this popular post on BYOD statistics to understand the pros and cons of adopting BYOD into your workplace – and how to avoid putting your business at risk.

2) OneNote for Business: How to Stay Organized & Productive in the Workplace

If you’re a Microsoft user, you’re probably already familiar with OneNote. Maybe you’re even using it as your digital notebook. But the truth is, OneNote is so much more.

There’s a lot of information floating around about OneNote, but it’s not easy to find everything in one place. That’s what we’ve done with this post on OneNote for business and it’s one of the reasons this article has spread like wildfire.

We’ve covered what you need to know about OneNote from A to Z – collaborating on ideas with co-workers, project management with OneNote, security aspects, and a few interesting facts most people don’t know about this popular productivity tool.

Get a new perspective on OneNote and take it to a whole new level.

3) 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Server 2016

If your business still running Windows Server 2003, it’s critical to upgrade your server or move to the cloud today.

With the introduction of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft will never again release an update or security patch for Windows Server 2003. This presents a massive opportunity for hackers to infiltrate your network. Security aside, Windows Server 2016 introduces a lot of great new features you’ll want to check out right here.

4) 5 Startling Statistics About Data Backup and Recovery

Data backup and recovery is always a topic of discussion when we meet with businesses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. We often find they have a false sense of security and assume that just because they have a backup method in place, they have their bases covered. But in reality, if you don’t regularly test your backup, it could fail…or worse – not back up your data at all.

To spread awareness about the importance of this topic, we created this post as the first in a 5-part series about data backup and recovery.

We kicked off the series with startling statistics to encourage businesses of all sizes to take this topic seriously and give their backup method another look.

Out in the field, our techs see a lot of scary situations that could otherwise have been prevented with a solid data backup and recovery plan. Check out these startling statistics for yourself and don’t hope for the best – plan for the worst.

5) 7 Password Do’s and Don’ts: The Worst Password Mistakes and How to Fix Them

While passwords are an annoyance to those that need to remember them, they can also be a major security risk to businesses.

This blog post provides you with some easy tips to remember a secure password along with a few nifty tools so you never have to remember your passwords again!

Kiss your password problems goodbye!

6) 7 Scary Facts About Smartphone Addiction: Are YOU a Mobile Zombie?

Are you familiar with the term “nomophobia”? It’s a new term for smartphone addiction developed in Britain in 2008. Technically, nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

Those who fall under the umbrella of this addiction check their phone up to 900 times a day. Yes, smartphone addiction is very real.

Check out these scary facts and see if you or someone you know suffers from nomophobia and see what’s really at risk.

7) Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em: Is it Better to Keep IT In-House or Outsource?

At some point in time, the number crunchers within your organization may have evaluated whether it makes sense to have in-house IT or outsource it. IT isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, so many businesses often end up going with a hybrid model.

Get the low down on pros and cons of in-house vs. outsourced IT and make the informed decision that’s best for your business.

8) 5 Ways to Get Rid of Spam Once and For All

There’s no getting around it – spam is synonymous with email. At some point in time, you might have wondered, why do they do it? Nobody really responds to spam anymore, right? Wrong.

Phishing attempts have increasingly become more sophisticated, fooling even the most experienced computer users. If spam is still finding a way into your inbox, find out how to stop it and take these precautionary steps to prevent it from infiltrating your inbox in the future.

9) OneDrive Cloud Storage: 7 Things You Need to Know

Many businesses are moving to cloud storage, but when it comes to OneDrive, many people have questions about certain aspects like:

  • OneDrive security
  • OneDrive for Business vs. OneDrive,
  • The amount of storage space included
  • How to use OneDrive
  • And much more.

Find out everything you need to know about OneDrive, all in one place.

10) Detox and Declutter Your Digital Life in 5 Easy Steps

Digital clutter stresses us out on a daily basis. From photos, to emails, digital accounts, passwords, and business documents – it’s endless and overwhelming.

While this post was written in the vein of Spring cleaning this past April, it’s since continued to gain traction and there’s no better time than the present to take control of your digital life. So what are you waiting for?

Get rid of junk email, back up your Facebook data, organize your email, and deactivate old accounts with these helpful tips.

Most of all, thank you for being one of our valued readers. We appreciate your interest and we hope you find these tips and the newsletter articles helpful.

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