Reclaim your digital space: Heather Smith FCA shares her tips for a tech spring-clean. Feb ‘24
In a nutshell, giving your digital world a bit of a spring-clean can do wonders for your gadgets’ performance. A lot of us could do with tidying up our files on both our computers and smartphones. Plus, it’s smart to have a strategy for managing your software subscriptions in a way that’s kind to your wallet.
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When I’m looking to buy something I’ll look at the options, what my peers are currently using and what the online reviews say. If it’s a big-ticket item, I’ll visit the store to check out the look and feel. I’ll also run a poll on social media to gather as much feedback as possible.
I details how my close encounter with a phishing scam prompted me to adopt rigorous cybersecurity measures. I discuss my methods for handling software updates, password management, and utilising device tracking, highlighting the importance of staying vigilant against the ever-evolving digital threats in today’s world.
ChatGPT is my new virtual assistant, brainstormer, an expert in any given topic, researcher and copywriter. If I want to have some fun with it, I can ask it to write accounting poems and jokes. It sits open on my desktop all day.
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About Heather Smith
A technology and management accountant, Chartered Accountant Heather Smith has a deep understanding of how automated online business tools and accounting apps can be used successfully to streamline operations.
Heather provides practical advice to accountants and business owners on how cloud business tools and apps can be integrated to improve workflow and surface information that can be used to make data-informed decisions. She shares her experience, methodologies, business strategies and work-life balance practices extensively through the Accounting Apps newsletter, Accounting Apps podcast, and Accounting Apps Mastermind Community plus multiple Accounting books, blogs and social media platforms.
Heather is also an FCA, FCCA, FICB, commerce graduate, and accredited trainer.
USA Accounting Today listed Heather as one of 21 people helping shape (and reshape) the accounting industry .