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How Quickly Should You Upgrade Your Software?

Let your IT department make that decision

How aggressive should you be at ensuring that your software gets updated at a regular clip?

Perhaps the best way to consider this is in terms of the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This may sound a little nerdy or cheesy, but a good software update is kinda like porridge.

At the enterprise level, a good operating system upgrade shouldn’t be too hot, or too new—because then, you won’t get the benefits of trying it knowing it’s been road-tested first. But nor should it be too cold, or too out of date—because then it will no longer get the updates at all, leaving you open to security issues that eventually emerge with age. You need to strike a balance and find upgrades that hit at just the right time.

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