LogMeIn Offers Technology Considerations for 2009

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Affordable, Secure and Green IT Ideas for the New Year

Don't overlook technology when creating resolutions for the New Year. Small technology changes or enhancements can help individuals reach business and personal goals for 2009 by saving money, increasing productivity and becoming more environmentally friendly.

New habits for a New Year can include:
Updating security software. Waiting to protect computers and data could have costly consequences. It only takes a few minutes for a new virus or security threat to damage entire systems. Set security software programs to automatically download and apply available updates or patches as soon as they are available. And don't be fooled--patches and updates should never be downloaded from an email message.

Backup data. A computer crash or other unforeseen disaster can erase years of data--everything from cherished personal photos to business information. Backup and data recovery software is an affordable, easy and necessary "insurance policy" at home and at work.

Save money by using free software. Great technology doesn't have to cost a lot--or cost anything at all. Many reliable and secure software programs are available for free--from PC games to remote access software. Check out solutions such as LogMeIn Free https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/ that provides access to your home and work PC or Mac from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Donate to a better cause. There's no better time to donate technology (less than five years old) to a local library or non-profit organization. This helps organizations in need and it can be a tax break for 2008. Sites like TechSoup.org http://www.techsoup.org provide a complete list of non-profit organizations across the U.S. that accept donations. Don't forget to erase and reformat your hard drive with drive cleaner software before handing over used equipment.
Be environmentally conscious. Small changes can make a big difference. Look for opportunities to lower carbon footprints by turning computers and other technology equipment off when not in use. Be smart and environmentally safe when recycling old products.

About LogMeIn, Inc.
LogMeIn is a leading provider of on-demand, remote-connectivity solutions to mobile operators, handset OEMs, small and medium businesses, IT service providers and consumers. LogMeIn's products are deployed on demand and are accessible through a Web browser. The LogMeIn family includes LogMeIn Free®, LogMeIn Pro®, LogMeIn Ignition™, LogMeIn Rescue®, LogMeIn IT Reach®, LogMeIn Backup™, RemotelyAnywhere®, and LogMeIn Hamachi™. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, MA with European centers in Budapest, Hungary and Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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Bill Baker
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