We’ve all clicked “no, ask me later,” after being asked to update our computer in the middle of the day.
It feels like a sensible decision in the heat of the moment, as we don’t want to miss out on vital hours of work… especially when there’s a deadline approaching.
However, more often than not, after we’ve dismissed that persistent little notification, we end up logging off before it crops back up again.
The next day, it reappears… we reject it again.
Pretty soon, a frustrating spiral has started where more and more updates are getting caught in the backlog and your computer starts to suffer.
The Risks of Not Updating Your Computer
Although there are plenty of hiccups that can cause performance issues, falling behind on system updates is one of the worst things you can do for your business.
Not only are you more likely to experience bugs and crashes (inevitably causing you to lose work), but you’ll also be putting your data at risk of cybersecurity threats.
As such, when it comes to maintaining the health of your computer and protecting your customers… you need to stop dismissing software update requests and start rescheduling them to a more suitable time.
The weekend could work perfectly for a longer download or, for a smaller one that will only take 20-30 minutes, your lunch break might be suitable.
How to Protect Your Computer Using Software Updates
Sadly, not every piece of software is going to scream at you when it’s time for an update.
You can expect to get an alert from Windows or Apple when a new system has been released but, for the most part, you might not even realise that some of your applications are behind schedule.
That’s where Keytech’s Remote Monitoring and Management Software can save the day.
We’ll work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep track of the updates that need to be made on your computer – making sure you know about them. Rather than allowing a cybersecurity risk to remain present, you’ll be able to stay secure through us.
“While threat actors continue to come up with new methods to steal information and gain access to systems, there are some simple, preventative measures to help stop them. Updating software is one such layer of protection.” – TechTarget
Our team’s goal is to ensure that you are as safe as possible in a world with an unlimited number of digital risk. Take action before it’s too late and book a 1:1 with us today.