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4 Practical Steps to Take When Hardware and Software Expire

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When a software or hardware product reaches its End of Life (EoL) or End of Service (EoS), it's no longer supported by the manufacturer. This can be a cause of concern for organizations like yours because unsupported technologies have no routine internal security measures or support from the manufacturer.    The good news is that there are steps you can take to mitigate the risks that come with EoL software/hardware and protect your business. Read on further to learn about them.   Practical steps   Although there may be a sufficiently large list of practical steps, the four most impactful ones are:   Prioritize security Organizations need to prioritize security immed...

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Did you know hardware and software expire too?

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We are all aware of the term “use by date.” It is regularly used when talking about food and medications and refers to the date after which the product is no longer safe to consume. However, did you know that your software and hardware can expire too?   This is because technology is constantly evolving and advancing. What was once cutting-edge can become obsolete in the blink of an eye.    While many people may not think twice about using outdated technology, it has security and privacy implications for your business. Obsolete technology is often less secure than newer versions because it doesn’t receive modern security features or patches from the manufacturer’s support team....

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3 Technology End-of-Service Myths

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It's crucial to keep all software and hardware up to date to maintain optimal security. If you don’t, cybercriminals can easily infiltrate your network and the chances for downtime increase significantly. However, many businesses don't realize that expired software/hardware can actually be one of the most prominent security risks hindering their success.   If you are among those who continue to use unsupported software and hardware until it literally doesn’t work anymore, remember that it could be a severe hurdle to your organization’s daily operations and reputation.   We know there are many myths surrounding End of Service or End of Life that create a great deal of confusion for ...

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The Dangers of Running Outdated Software

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Your software is only as good as its last patch. Reaching End of Life (EoL) or End of Service (EoS) means critical patches and updates are no longer available, leaving you vulnerable to various problems.   Some make the mistake of not rushing to upgrade the software because it is still functional. However, outdated software can lead to security risks, data loss, compliance issues and more.   In this blog, we will discuss the primary implications of running outdated software and explain why it’s crucial to take action when your software reaches EoL or EoS.   Implications of using outdated software   The implications of running outdated software can be divided into three ca...

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4 Practical Steps for Vendor Cloud Backup

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4 Practical Steps for Vendor Cloud Backup When you entrust your business data to a cloud-based platform, you expect it to be safe and sound. However, most cloud platforms like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce acknowledge their backup shortcomings and recommend having an additional backup and recovery solution for your cloud-based data.   This is because cloud-based platforms often have limited data restoration capabilities, which can lead to data loss in the event of an outage or data corruption.   Unfortunately, many organizations like yours realize a backup is necessary only after their valuable data is lost. Don’t hesitate to deploy a robust backup and recovery sol...

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