Keeping your computer fully updated can be a pain, especially when the annoying box keeps popping up asking you to restart. But the security benefits are huge, and it could save you a whole lot of time and hassle in the future…

When your software and operating system are always up-to-date, you’re stopping cyber criminals from using recently discovered vulnerabilities against you.  And believe me, it doesn’t matter how big, or small your business is, it will catch the attention of a hacker at some point.

If your business has lots of devices that aren’t up-to-date, maybe your staff are too used to hitting the ‘later’ button when they get the pop-up notifications.  We all know it can be frustrating to have to pause and restart.

Or maybe it’s to do with how long your device is connected to the internet.

Microsoft’s recently revealed that to update Windows properly, your PC must be connected to the internet for six hours – two of them consecutive.  That sounds like an insane amount of time right?

This allows time for a full download, and background software installations that can only happen while your machine is online.

There’s an easy answer of course.

Encourage your team to leave their PCs switched on and online overnight to allow downloads to fully install. Or even better, get an IT company to manage all of your windows updates for you, so they are installed when everyone has gone home and you can just forget about them!

If you need help checking that your devices are up-to-date, just give us a call.