Nothing lasts forever. That’s particularly true in the world of technology where the computer you buy today is likely to be considered a dinosaur within a couple of years. Even if your computing needs don’t change from one year to the next, it still pays to keep your system updated. In this video, we’ll outline three reasons to keep your PC hardware updated, coming up next…
It’s an easy thing to overlook, and something that’s usually low on most people’s list of priorities but keeping your PC hardware up to date is less of an expense and more of a cheap insurance policy. Here are three reasons why.
1 - System Stability – Older electronic equipment tends to suffer more breakdowns and your PC is no exception. As it ages, you can expect the hard drive to malfunction and slowly begin to degrade or the power supply might treat you to random restarts. Eventually your PC will become too slow for modern operating systems and it’s performance will suffer, costing you and your staff precious time and money.
2 - Minimize The Risk Of Hackers - Older computers invariably come with older operating systems and after a time, the company that created the old OS simply stops supporting it. There are millions of people around the world right now still using Windows 7 and Windows XP facing this exact situation. No more security patches translate into unpatched security flaws, which makes it easier and more likely for a hacker to gain a foothold on your system.
3 - Add New Features and Benefits – Holding on to old technology could cause you to miss out and fall behind your competition. Newer technology tends to have more bells and whistles and provides services and performance we can’t even imagine today. Modern features like Bluetooth 4.0 allow simple connection to wireless devices. Just a few years ago SSD drives were unheard of, now you can’t find a system without them. As time marches on technology experts find new and creative ways to improve the performance and usability of technology.
If you wait until your system is hacked or your PC crashes altogether and lose everything stored on it, you’ve waited too long. Don’t let these things happen to you. While you can’t eliminate those risks, you can minimize them by keeping your systems up to date. Do you need someone to help you decide if it’s time to upgrade? Give our team a call. We’re happy to help.
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