Summer is a good time to relax, but it can also be a good time to evaluate your tech and consider improvements. One thing that is often overlooked, because we are too busy to take the time to do it, is upgrading your operating system. In a recent article, the author stressed that the mindset of “I’ll wait till it’s broken,” no longer fits in an internet world. It used to be that you could wait a few years to upgrade your OS, but now it is a necessary task to do on a regular basis.

Whether you are an end-user, small business or large company, it is crucial to your device’s efficiency to routinely upgrade both your OS and software. Routine upgrades should be part of the systems management within your organization. Just as smartphones need frequent upgrades, your computers and tablets need the same care.

Older unsupported operating systems, such as Windows XP, are especially vulnerable to internet threats, which could cripple your business. To make it easier, most upgrades are free ! So go ahead and take note of that notice to upgrade your OS and software. Then, relax!