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New Year’s Resolutions for Data Security and Management

By John Garza
Jan 4, 2017

According to New Year’s resolution statistics for 2015 the top 5 resolutions among Americans were lose weight, get organized, spend less and save more, enjoy life to the fullest and stay fit and healthy. In fact, over half of Americans make resolutions each year with hopes of making their lives better, more fulfilled and complete.

I am a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. It speaks to the core of a person’s desire to seek improvement. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent of the people that make them stick with their resolutions. What is it that makes it so hard to stick with your resolutions?

Per a recent Forbes article, two reasons might be that we just have too many competing priorities and make our resolutions too vague. I can see how just saying I want to lose weight might not be enough to guide me down the right path to success. Now if you broke your resolutions down into small, attainable goals then maybe you would have a better success rate.

The same can be done for your business and your data security strategy. Far too often small businesses make big plans for how they are going to address these things at the start of the year but they fail to drill down to the things that produce the results. Businesses make goals such as “we are going to make security a priority” or “we are going to make ourselves ransomware-proof.” These types of goals commonly fall to the wayside by the end of Q1. To help you avoid that common trap, I have listed some things to keep in mind as you start your business plans to enable a tighter data security strategy and more efficient data management.

With the helpful tips and recommendations above, your business can put together the right security plan to keep your New Year’s resolutions on track. By making clear and concise resolutions, you will also be sure to beat that 8 percent average success rate! If you need help putting together a data security plan, please contact our experts.

Happy New Year and good luck with your resolutions!