Spring is a great time for a fresh start. For sweeping away the cobwebs, cleaning out the closet, and starting new, good habits. Many people take advantage of the season to give their homes a good scrub. Why not spring clean your business?

Here are some helpful spring-cleaning tips to give you a jumpstart on the season:

  1. Make everything sparkle. Have the winter doldrums left you with not-quite-finished projects? Is it a headache to find the latest documents you were working on? Do you have to search to find a new presentation to include in an email? Sweep away the cobwebs and start spring with shiny new productivity tools from Office 2016. You can work with your team like never before and find your latest working files more easily, with your most recently used documents list showing up on all your devices. Attaching your latest presentation to your email is easy because Outlook presents you with a clickable list of your most recently used files.
  2. Clean out your closet. When was the last time you looked through that junk closet filled with dusty old devices? Does your device do everything you need it to do? Does it start up quickly, have great battery life, and run all the apps you need at once? If your answer is no, then it’s time to freshen up the office with snazzy new devices. You can choose among the latest Surface Pro 4, the HP EliteBook 840, and many other innovative devices with the look, feel, functionality and pricing to fit your needs.  If your device is still going strong, it’s a great time to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. You don’t need to start all over with new printers, shared devices and so on. Windows 10 Pro is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software and peripherals you already own. It also helps protect your data and systems against malware, viruses, and cyberattacks.
  3. Neat, tidy and protected.  Spring is a perfect time to reset unhealthy habits, like not taking good care of your technology investments. For instance, earlier versions of Internet Explorer reached end of support in January 2016. That means no more updates from Microsoft. With Microsoft Edge, the recommended browser for Windows 10 Pro, you’ll get better speed performance than with Chrome or Firefox. Plus, it has improved security and better support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. It’s important to upgrade: without critical browser security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. You can opt in to automatic updates with Windows 10 Pro, so it’s easy and free to keep your device’s operating system, software, and hardware up to date and your business more secure.

Get in step with the season! Spring is the perfect time to upgrade and reap the rewards of many business technology improvements and updates.

Special thanks to Cindy Bates for the article.