If it seems like operating systems are constantly being updated, there’s a reason for that—support teams need to be able to stay on top of ever-changing security issues in the digital world to make sure their operating systems are kept safe from potential attackers.
As new versions of operating systems come in, old ones are cut out. Each year, companies like Microsoft and Apple slowly stop supporting their older operating systems in a process known as deprecation. These old operating systems get no new features and do not receive any further security updates that would guard them against some of the most common security flaws.
While it is understandable to get attached to an operating system you like and have been using for some time, at some point it becomes important to stop holding on to your outdated software so you can ensure the security of your data and your business operations. Ultimately, using outdated software makes you vulnerable to outside attacks, as you miss out on new releases and upgrades.
Here are just a few quick reasons why you should upgrade your systems whenever prompted to do so:
To learn more about upgrading to the newest operating systems and why it’s beneficial for your business to do so, contact us today at IDMI.NET. We focus on keeping our systems up-to-date with all the most recent security patches.
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