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Top 2 tech tasks in 2014: Add a screen, get secure

By Mike Meyer

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 14, 2014

~~<p>For this new year it's back to basics. Without a solid tech foundation, your home office is not going to be productive or secure. Here are two recommendations &mdash; we'll have two more in our next column.</p>
<p>No. 1: Upgrade to two monitors on your desktop. At first it may seem like overkill, but as a productivity tool it's unbeatable. Here's an example: You can work on a Word document or surf the Net on the right screen while you run your email program or a spreadsheet on the left. The upshot: You're not distracted, and you're not wasting time switching programs and tasks. (You'll never go back to just a single screen.)</p>
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For this new year it's back to basics. Without a solid tech foundation, your home office is not going to be productive or secure. Here are two recommendations — we'll have two more in our next column.

No. 1: Upgrade to two monitors on your desktop. At first it may seem like overkill, but as a productivity tool it's unbeatable. Here's an example: You can work on a Word document or surf the Net on the right screen while you run your email program or a spreadsheet on the left. The upshot: You're not distracted, and you're not wasting time switching programs and tasks. (You'll never go back to just a single screen.) Login for more...



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