Covid-19 and Working RemotelyA How-To Technology Resource
Welcome to The Computer Center’s Covid-19 resource center for small businesses. Our focus is to provide you with the information you need to keep your business running, collaborate with your team, meet with customers, and make the best of the current situation by leveraging technology. Visit www.computer-center.com/covid19/ for access to more helpful information.
IT Security Tip #38:Don’t Just Throw Out That Old Computer
Getting rid of old computers or servers? Did you know that the components used in technology equipment are not landfill-safe? On top of the environmental hazards, unprotected e-waste typically contains a lot of confidential and private information in the form of saved passwords, Internet history, and files left on the retired computer or server.
As a first prevention step, find a local recycling facility where e-waste can be safely disposed of. And make sure to take the following #1 security precaution before you haul it off: remove and destroy the hard drives. A drill and hammer usually do the trick just fine. Alternatively, many companies that shred paper documents will also destroy your hard drives.
Don’t forget other e-waste such as mobile phones, copy machines, and any other device that ever touched your company data. Give serious thought to what data is on any device before you recycle it.
Microsoft Tips for Office
Hyperlinks in Living Color
Hyperlinks aren’t just blue anymore. Change the color to match your mood or design. Just select the link and click Home > Font Color. Choose any color you like.
Shortcut of the Week
Keep the Computer Clean
Keeping the computer physically clean can help keep the computer running smoothly, help prevent issues such as overheating, and help protect you from getting sick. While cleaning the computer, it is also a good idea to clean the data on the computer. Microsoft Windows users can run ScanDisk to check the hard drive for errors and Defrag to keep the data on the hard drive organized. It is also a good idea to go through the installed programs and uninstall anything you no longer use.
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Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.
James Pearson, President The Computer Center 39 S. Main St. – Upper Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 755-1524