As technology rapidly advances, the importance of keeping your digital life secure and optimised cannot be overstated. One crucial aspect of supporting a secure computing environment is ensuring that your Microsoft, Apple or other operating system stays up to date and supported.

Protect Yourself from Security Vulnerabilities: Regular updates patch security vulnerabilities, protecting your system from malware, ransomware, data breaches, and other threats. Giving enhanced system security and reduced risk of cyberattacks. For details on automating this process see our article Revolutionise Your Patching Process: Unleashing the Power of Remote Management and Maintenance (RMM) Systems.

Ensure System Stability: Updates include bug fixes and stability improvements, preventing crashes, freezes, and performance issues. You Improved reliability and a smoother user experience.

Stay Compatible with New Software and Hardware: Updates ensure your operating system supports the latest applications and devices, enabling you to use new features and enhancements. Leading to seamless integration with cutting-edge technology and optimal performance.

Optimise Performance: Updates often include performance enhancements, improving the speed and efficiency of your computer. Increasing system responsiveness, even with resource-intensive tasks.

Unlock New Features and Functionality: Major updates introduce new tools to you, streamlined workflows, and productivity enhancements. You can access the latest advancements, empowering you with improved capabilities and increased productivity.

The Myth of Updates Breaking Everything: Updates occasionally cause issues, but it’s a misconception that they break everything. Rare conflicts are quickly addressed through ongoing support. By running updates promptly, you benefit from all the above. Embrace updates confidently, as they enhance your computing experience for your users.

Keeping your operating system updated is vital. Updates protect against vulnerabilities, enhance stability, optimise performance, ensure compatibility, and introduce new features. Don’t fear updates – they improve your computing experience. We can help you with your patching, read our article Debunking Common Myths and Unlocking the True Potential of Our Remote Management and Maintenance System.

  • According to Avast, 55% of Windows-based computers have unpatched software
  • The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) reported that 60% of all reported vulnerabilities were classified as “high” or “critical” severity,
  • The Ponemon Institute found that organisations take an average of 46 days to patch critical vulnerabilities.
  • The WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017, exploited a vulnerability for which a patch had been available for months.
  • The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that 60% of breaches in 2020 involved vulnerabilities for which a patch was available but not applied.

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