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Keeping hardware and software up-to-date
While everyone likes to get as much life as they can out of equipment it is also important to think about other key factors. Equipment and application vendors provide an end of life date at which time they quit supporting equipment and quit providing security updates. In today’s world, it is more important than ever to make sure you have systems that are being continually updated. People with malicious intent, are constantly trying to find the easiest ways into systems and often that is through systems which are no longer being updated or patched.
Productivity can greatly be affected by out-of-date equipment. Faster equipment and more efficient applications are constantly being released. By keeping these up-to-date, your employees will have the ability to be more productive. Aging computers get bogged down with miscellaneous applications that over time, slow down your computer systems.
Lastly, if you wait too long to upgrade the combination of equipment and applications, you can find the process very painful. You will find that when you get that new operating system and try to run applications that are 10-15 years old, they no longer work or certain features no longer work. By keeping both equipment and applications up-to-date together, you will find everything runs smoothly and your employees are not getting frustrated due to poor performance of aging equipment.