A software update, also known as a ‘Patch’ or a ‘Service Pack’, is a piece of software released by software vendors, mainly to address security vulnerabilities in their existing products. Software updates occasionally contain bug fixes and product enhancement.
Usually, these reminders to “update software” come at the most inconvenient times, and they sometimes do take quite a bit of time, thus, most people postpone them – until something bad happens.
For how long do you intend to keep that update waiting, exactly? And why is it so necessary – despite the fact that it can be quite a bother?
Below are some good reasons.
To reduce vulnerabilities
Security updates alone could be the most significant reason to keep your software current. As technology is exposed to the Internet, across the enterprise, your databases that store all of your product details are increasingly exposed to security threats. It is very important that you should not neglect any critical software updates. Using an unpatched/outdated computer is like living in a house with no locks on the doors, inviting unwanted intruders. When you ignore updates on your computer, you are choosing to leave your computer open to infection. Cybercriminals depend on the apathy of users around software updates to keep their malicious endeavour running.
To fix bugs and crashes
Crashes, problems, bugs, and other bits and pieces are fixed when a company creates an updated version of any program. If these programs aren’t updated, you can’t expect problems to go away. Every piece of software developed has inherent flaws (some more than others) or room for improvements. As manufacturers uncover security flaws or bugs, make minor enhancements to programs, or address compatibility issues, they release updates. Updating your software ensures that you’re running the most current and bug-free version.
To ensure compatibility with other updated technologies
This is a classic case of a dinosaur living in the midst of the technological age. Do you insist in being one of 5 million who prefer using a typewriter while everyone else has computerisation in the palm of their hands? Well, there you have it – you must upgrade in order to be compatible with other updated systems. Don’t insist on you MS Dos while everyone is in the age of Pentiums. You simply wouldn’t be able to connect on an eye-to-eye-level.
Innovate to stay ahead of your competition
And if you are not guilty of above-stated reason, why not be the forerunner – the one who is more efficient, the swifter one, the more technologically adept to answer to any need? Consumers and clients want to deal with the most modern systems in this age of high technology. So, be the most updated by outdating the competition.