In just the last month, we saw Microsoft pull the plug on support for Server 2012 operating systems, leaving organizations who don’t have a strategic IT plan in place exposed to cyber security threats and an increase in downtime due to compatibility issues.
Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated and frequent, and older technology is not equipped to handle these new threats. Updating IT assets ensures that you have the latest security measures in place to protect your sensitive data and prevent cyber-attacks. Here at Sundog, we recommend creating a proactive IT strategy that includes a plan to update your IT assets ranging anywhere from your staff’s workstations to your server every 3 to 5 years.
Updating your equipment is more than just a cybersecurity risk issue; by having outdated equipment, you are opening up more possibilities in downtime for your staff. With an update to your IT assets, you are improving your staff productivity and efficiency. Newer technology is generally faster and more efficient, saving your staff time and your organization money in the long run.