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Declutter your data : take charge of your data and organize your digital life /

by Crocker, Angela [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Bellingham, WA, USA : Self-Counsel Press, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: xvii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781770402973.Subject(s): Time management | Personal information management | Information storage and retrieval systems | Digital preservation | Electronic records | Home economics
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Technology makes things faster, and simpler. At the same time, with all the technology that surrounds us on a daily basis, everyone is awash in too much information. Our computers, phones, tablets, work projects, tax and other files, and various online accounts all store data. It's a lot! Can anything be done? Yes! 'Declutter Your Data' is for anyone who is interested in making better use of technology, cleaning up their digital clutter, and coming up with an organized and efficient way to access their data going forward. This book guides readers step by step through the process of figuring out what data is important to them; wrestling with the information to clear out what's not useful and organize what they want to keep; and dealing with the ongoing data maintenance aspect that is a necessity in this digital age. Following author Angela Crocker's advice and putting these ideas into practice will reduce your digital clutter, make you more efficient, help you save time, and give you a happier relationship with your information, clearing your mind for more important things.

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Introduction:Welcome to the first ten steps to 'Declutter Your Data'. You're minutes away from your first actions to declutter your data and take charge of your digital life. I'm Angela Crocker, your digital decluttering guide. I help businesses communicate more effectively by organizing their information and creating a robust content plan.After 25 years on the Internet I had an unwieldy amount of data. I was storing 40,000 hi-resolution photographs, thousands of work files, hundreds of presentations, dozens of partly written blog posts, about 450 social network accounts, 700 apps and, for some unknown reason, a raft of university essays leftover from my undergraduate days at Simon Fraser University. I had all this stored on multiple hard drives, two mobile devices, several server back-ups and still more in the cloud on Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive. Sound familiar? Don't worry. You're not alone. Few individuals, and even fewer businesses, truly know what information they have available, nor where to find it. I tackled my digital clutter and learned a lot along the way.Almost everyone today has some degree of excess data. At home, that might just be an overflowing email inbox and a photo archive bursting at the seams. Add to that some social media accounts and I'm 99% sure you have digital clutter. Work situations are also filled with surplus data, adding to the volume of data for which you are responsible.If you're interested in making better use of technology, sorting through your digital clutter and coming up with an organized and efficient way to access your data, then keep reading. The Ten Steps are definitely for you. Following my advice and putting these ideas into practice will reduce your digital clutter, make you more efficient, help you save time and give you a happier relationship with your information.How the Ten Steps Work:The first ten steps to 'Declutter Your Data' is designed to get you started on a digital cleanse. I've carefully selected ten steps to guide you through tasks necessary to move forward with your digital decluttering.I suggest you do them in the order listed. I've tried to sequence them so you'll have some early success before the tougher, time-consuming tasks make it on to your to do list. That said, if you can't take action on a particular step today, feel free to move on to the next step, just remember to loop back to any skipped steps.Once completed, your digital life will have moved away from chaos and closer to serene. Excerpted from Declutter Your Data: Take Charge of Your Data and Organize Your Digital Life by Angela Crocker All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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