December 16, 2009, 8:06 AM — Some preparations are obvious, like changing copyright dates to the new year. Others take more time, like disk cleanup. In fact, disk cleanup for Web servers and their supporting database servers is a good idea, too.
Take a look at whether your site is meeting the goals you have for it. If your site is typical, you need to address some issues. Your analytic tools give you information, but days are busy and nobody takes the time to discover which pages have bad links and which cause viewers to exit the site. Do that this month, and make the necessary changes.
This tip is adapted from "10 End-of-Year IT Tasks to Do Now" by James Gaskin.
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