No one – and we mean NO ONE – relishes the downtime required for updating your PC, but it is a small price to pay for the risks you take when you run an unsupported operating system.
Technology is ever-changing, and so if you can’t remember the last time you updated your PC – and you are running an unsupported operating system – it is probably time to consider an investment in your IT future.
If you run a business, you may not have a lot of wiggle room for your IT budget and that’s understandable. But if you don’t invest in IT, it could come back to haunt you.
Running an unsupported operating system can be slow and interfere with productivity – and it can also put you at risk for a security breech.
The main issue with unsupported operating systems is that they often aren’t able to be supported – which means you don’t have access to the tools – updates, security patches and the like – to maintain a safe and protected system. If you don’t have regular updates and security patches installed, you are vulnerable to hackers, malware and ransomware attacks.
In an older, unsupported operating system, your software might become unusable, because some vendors won’t support systems that are outdated or old. So if you keep using outdated systems, you run the risk of losing access to third-party software that you depend on to run your business.
To keep using your outdated system, you will likely have to invest in data migration – which is costly and time consuming.
If you run a business that handles customer data, you could lose that data should your outdated system fail or get hacked. It goes without saying that a data breach or loss could cost you big – and it could also cost you your business.
At Quality PC, we can help you determine the right operating system for your business – and make sure you have a reliable and secure system. Contact us today.