How Legacy Tech Can Harm You And Your Business

When you run a business, you number one goal is to try and make a profit. This means that you do everything that you can to keep expenses down. When you have a budget, you have to weigh the good and the bad for every decision that you make. This means that you have to decide if you are going to fire someone or cut down on cost on some part of the business that is important

One of the parts of the business that seems like it is always under the chopping block is the IT/tech side. There are a lot of people out there who believe that businesses try their best to make their operations as tech friendly as possible. That just simply is not true. Sure, that is what their commercials would like you to believe but in real life it is completely different. Most businesses, when it comes to tech, go with the philosophy, if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. Because of this mind state you see a lot of legacy tech still being used. And this legacy tech is what leads to a business software infrastructure being unsafe.

How Legacy Tech Can Harm You And Your Business

No software is made without a few holes in it. This is especially true when you are talking about large pieces of software. There are millions of lines of code in the software so there is going to a mistake somewhere inside of it. Even if you are using custom built software, there is someone out there who is going to try and find a hole in it. This is why software companies issue updates to their software. They want to be able to patch any of the holes that they do find.

But there are a lot of businesses out there who are reluctant to do updates because they are scared of the results. They do not want to take the chance that the update can mess up their operations. So they leave the software alone and then they wonder why their business was hacked. It happens all of the time and it will keep happening until businesses learn that the software upgrade cycle is important.

Keeping your software upgraded is important for anyone to learn. It doesn’t matter if you are a home user or a business that hires several thousand people.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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