As the year comes to an end, people everywhere are making resolutions to improve their professional, personal and home lives. One type of resolution rarely considered, but also able to improve each of these facets of life, are tech resolutions.

Here are two tech resolutions to practice in 2017:

  1. Ramp up data security
    1. Data security awareness reached an alltime high in 2016. With higher rates of ransomware distribution, high-profile hacks and reports of stolen information, users everywhere are more vigilant about data security than ever. One of the easiest ways to begin personal data protection is to update credentials on sensitive accounts, and set a reminder to change passwords every two to three months.
  2. Recycle old devices
    1. Decluttering around the house is a common resolution, and one of the easiest ways to help that goal is recycling old electronics devices. Instead of putting unused devices in a drawer, users can recycle devices. Working with a certified IT asset management company ensures data is properly cleared from old devices, and devices are disposed of in an environmentally-conscious manner.

Practicing more intense security can prevent a personal information hack, and recycling old devices not only cuts down on clutter, but give devices a second chance. Both of these resolutions can contribute to someone’s overall home, professional and personal wellness.