As a small to medium sized business, the security of your company network and data will undoubtedly be important to you. We are currently witnessing a large increase in cyber crime among SMBs, and cyber criminals are constantly adapting to find even more methods to gain entry to secure systems. And this means that cyber security is now a bigger issue than ever before. One of the simple steps that your company could take to stay secure, is to ensure that software is always up to date. But why is this so important? And what are the advantages of keeping your software up to date? Well, here at Creative Network Solutions, we are Manchester’s leading network and security professionals. From cloud backup to secure remote access, we can provide a range of specialized network solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to the importance of regular software updates for SMBs.
Why should SMBs update software regularly?
So software updates can seem like an unproductive way to spend time, especially if it means the network will be effected for the duration of the update period. But regular software updates can be scheduled for completion at a time when your network will be much quieter, or out of office hours altogether. This means that any inconvenience can be avoided completely, and your SMB can enjoy a range of benefits, including:
- improved security
- increased efficiency
- increased productivity and profits
Update your software for improved security
By keeping your software up to date, you can also improve the security of your company or business. This is because as software is updated, generally patches are added to increase security, as well as resolving and securing any bugs and glitches. This means that any potential cyber criminal cannot exploit any old bugs or issues, and cant gain access to your network as easily as they could through old, out dated software.
Update your software for increased efficiency
Software updates don’t just provide increased security though, they are also released to improve on features, add new content, or just improve on the user experience in general. This means that you will be able to do more, and achieve more, with the software you have already bought and paid for, and become accustomed to. So as your business needs grow and change, your software can still be suitable. As a consequence, your business will also save money when compared to installing new software completely.
Update your software for increased productivity
If your software is completely up to date, its likely that your employees will be able to work faster, and complete more tasks, as there will be no latency or lag issues, and minimal loading times. This increase in productivity means that your business can take on more work, or more projects, and as a result, earn more money to increase profits.
For professional, reliable network security and cloud data solutions, that are designed to match your business needs, get in touch with the team today, here at Creative Network Solutions.