Windows 10 | Getting Current is as Important as Staying Current

February 18, 2020
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Windows 10 Branch Management is an ongoing process, but even with the cyclical nature of the updates, there is still a ‘figurative’ finish line that needs to be crossed each time your organization updates your branch. Complicating things even more, each branch has a limited time-frame for support. As soon as you are fully modern, the clock starts ticking again.

Automatic Updates   
In Windows 10, security updates are downloaded and installed automatically. You don’t get a choice in the matter. And that’s largely a good thing. Too many people never take the time to keep up to date with security updates, and an unsecured PC connected to the Internet can become a problem for everyone. 

Here are the top reasons why we think it’s a great idea to get current and stay current.

1. Updates do a lot of things 
There are plenty of benefits to staying current, and sometimes it’s all in the details.  These details may include repairing security holes and fixing or removing computer bugs. With Windows 10 updates, you can add new features to your devices, while removing the old, outdated ones.

2. Updates help patch security flaws
Hackers love security flaws and vulnerabilities. A software vulnerability is a security weakness found in the operating system, which hackers love to take advantage of.  Regular updates help solve this problem, as they include software patches and cover the security holes that hackers love to get in to. 

3. Software updates help protect your data 
If you're like most people, you keep plenty of documents and personal information on your computers and mobile devices. Phone numbers, emails and bank account information are all valuable to cyber criminals ... and likely all readily available on your devices.

Updating your software and operating systems helps solve this problem.

4. It's not all about you
Although cyber security is mostly about you, but you’ve got other people to think about too. If one of your devices gets a virus, you could pass it on to your friends, family, and business associates. All of which could be bad for business and your reputation. Just one more great reason why getting current and staying current should matter to you.

5. You deserve the best .. or at least the very latest and greatest
Updates not only patch security holes, they can also add new features and improve existing ones. You wouldn't want to fall behind, would you?

In this way, software updates really are all about you. You may get an update that provides more stability (aka no more crashing), or a performance booster (think speed and agility). Now, isn't this really what you deserve? 

What are your Biggest Challenges? 
Do you have obstacles getting across the finish line with your branch updates?  Check out some of the biggest challenges we see our clients struggling with so you can make plans to avoid them and get your organization across the finish line.

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