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Why outdated hardware and software puts your business at risk

While many people may not realise it, using outdated hardware and software can have serious security, data, and privacy implications.  

Just like food and medications have expiration dates, technology also has its own ‘use by date’. As technology continues to evolve, what was once cutting-edge can quickly become obsolete and using outdated technology can leave your business vulnerable to security breaches and data theft.  

Outdated hardware and software often lack the latest security features and patches, making them more susceptible to attacks. Additionally, they may not comply with current privacy regulations, putting your sensitive data at risk. 

It’s important to have a plan in place for when your systems reach their expiration date. So, what steps can you take to protect your business from the risks of outdated technology?  

We’ve included some key areas of consideration below: 

 

Prioritise Cybersecurity  

The rise in data breaches and cyberattacks highlights the importance of prioritising cybersecurity. Businesses of all sizes and industries are potential targets, and it’s crucial to take proactive measures to defend against these threats.  

One common mistake is assuming that existing cybersecurity measures are sufficient. However, relying on outdated technologies puts your business at risk. 

Investing in supported technologies is key to protecting your business. Supported technologies receive routine internal security measures, and their support teams continuously release updates and patches to enhance security. In the unfortunate event of a breach, having a dedicated team of experts by your side can help mitigate the damage and assist with recovery. 

 

Prevention is Key 

Remember, prevention is always better than cure. By staying proactive and ensuring your hardware and software are up to date, you can significantly reduce the risk of security breaches and data loss. Don’t wait for an incident to happen before acting.  

Implementing a ‘Hardware Lifecycle Management’ process within your business can help you manage your IT investment as well as prevent possible setbacks due to out of date and unsupported technology.  

 

View our ‘Laptop and PC Lifecycle Management’ Infographic by clicking here. 

 

Seek Expert Assistance 

If you’re committed to securing your organisation and ensuring that outdated software and hardware are not putting your business at risk, seeking expert assistance is highly recommended.  

 

Contact Shackleton Technologies to discuss an IT strategy that’s aligned to your business goals. 

When it comes to technology, outdated hardware and software pose significant risks to your business’s security and privacy. By staying up to date with the latest technology and investing in supported solutions, you can protect your business from evolving threats.  

Take the necessary steps today to secure your business and ensure a safe and productive digital environment. 

 

Need Further Information? 

Feel free to contact us for more information and to discuss how an IT strategy aligned to your business can ensure that you achieve your future targets.  

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