Now that you have your email set up well (see Part 1 of 5 if you missed it!), it's time to move on to web browsing. If you have 900 million different logins and passwords stored in an old notebook that you seem to be constantly referring to throughout the day, then this is the blog for you! From slow connections and old equipment to excessive searching, clicking and typing, we have compiled timesaving tips to help you overcome a multitude of web browsing speed wobbles.
1. First things first, get yourself/your business a high-speed, wireless Internet connection. Although this advice may seem redundant in this day and age, we still stumble across clients struggling with intermittent internet access or dodgy signals. With Sparks new wireless rural broadband, there is almost no part of NZ that is left without good connection speeds. (Begs the question – is this the end of the 'wop-wops' in NZ as we know it?)
2. Next, up, buy a decent laptop and/or desktop computer. Get advice from an IT company or specialty store about which one is going to suit the way you work and what you need. Don't rush the decision and do some research. Don't be cheap because you'll regret it, no one likes a slow computer. You'll never regret spending money on good computer hardware that can handle all the things you need to do with it. You'll also need a widescreen, keyboard and mouse – a laptop on its own isn't enough to enable you to work efficiently and without frustration.
4. Check out lastpass.com and set up your LastPass account. Life changing. It saves all of your logins and passwords in a secure vault and makes moving around between your various accounts and sites a breeze and super efficient. I recently introduced LastPass to a client's Office Manager, and she said "Why have I not known about this until now? Can I use this at home too?" This tool really will change your life for the better. How much time do you think you have wasted trying to remember your password for something and resetting the password? At Strictly Savvy we use the enterprise version, and it's a tool we use ALL day, EVERY day. It's key for us in providing an efficient service to our clients.
In the next blog, we are aiming to help you be even MORE efficient, as we delve into the wondrous world of mobile phones.
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