With the start of a new year, many organisations use it as an opportunity to look at current systems and processes in order to determine if there is a more efficient, effective and profitable way to do business.
As businesses grow, these systems and processes need to be updated or replaced because there is a cost of doing nothing. If your organisation is relying on outdated and ineffective technology, or if you are planning on scaling up in 2019, the team at Datek will help you reach your goals!
5 reasons why it’s important to update your systems regularly:
1. Better security
Old and outdated software is vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals as updates keep you safe from exploitable holes into your organisation. Having reliable security in place is especially important as the release of software update notes often reveal the patched-up exploitable entry points to the public. Public knowledge of these holes leaves your organisation easy prey for malicious users who are looking for a way to gain entry to your business and its sensitive data.
2. Increased efficiency
Software updates provide more than just security updates, they often offer new and improved features and speed enhancements to make the end-user experience better. Developers are constantly working on ways to improve the software, giving greater efficiency to users. For example, sales and marketing professionals rely on software to work remotely and communicate with clients and potential customers in numerous ways.
When new software and upgrades are made available, existing systems and software may not always remain compatible, so it’s important to consult with an IT professional to ensure this process runs seamlessly. For example, an update on Windows 10 removed certain features making it incompatible to run with a Windows 2003 server that some organisations are still running. If you have any questions related to the compatibility of your systems, get in touch with one of our IT experts today.
4. Happier staff and customers
Outdated and ineffective systems and software can hamper how people work with or for an organisation, causing frustration. Out-of-date technology gives your business the reputation of being behind the times. Instead, invest in technology, offering your customers a better experience and giving staff a chance to increase productivity and efficiency.
5. Reduced costs
Upgrading systems sounds expensive, however, the truth is that older systems have more issues – and consequently more costs. The cost of disruption caused by unstable systems and software can very quickly escalate to more than it would cost to invest in an upgraded system. Don’t put your business at risk by failing to upgrade your software or you may regret it. Remember, there is a cost of doing nothing!
IT Projects with Datek…
Is your organisation in need of professional assistance to keep your computer systems protected and in-line with your business needs? To learn more about how Datek can help your organisation’s IT projects visit our IT Project Services page. Alternatively, get in touch with our IT Experts about how we can help you update operating systems, software and hardware.