Tag: Digital

Managing Data in the Digital Age

Every time you get a new phone, computer or tablet, you look at its storage capacity and think: “that should be plenty.” Every time, within a few months or years you’re getting alerts about low storage on your phone. Maybe you keep things in a cloud storage system, but how secure is that, really? Instead you invest in external hard drives that pile up and gather dust. Where you used to have an overflowing filing cabinet, now you have an overflowing desktop. What to do with all that data?

Destroy Old Data      

First and foremost, empty your trash. It sounds basic, but it’s harder in a digital environment than a physical one. Digital messes are much easier to ignore than real life ones. A filing cabinet full to bursting is impossible to ignore but a hard drive that’s cluttered with old or unnecessary data is practically invisible. Don’t just move …