My computer is telling me to update

My computer is telling me to update, now what?
Whether you’re a MAC or a PC user, you’ve surely seen those persistent “update available” notifications in the corner of your screen. They can be a nuisance and may even interrupt your workflow. So why are they important? Updating your computer is the single most important thing you can do to promote longevity for your device. While you may need the help of a support team for large system updates, you should be able to update simple, individual apps on your own. If you and your employees want to have the best experience possible with computer programs, follow our five best practices below:

App experiences
In order to have the best experiences with your applications, refresh to the latest version often so that you can access the optimal functions. Operating systems like Microsoft Office may update your device automatically, but you should check periodically to make sure you are using the latest version of the application. Always make to save all your work prior to restarting your computer.

Security
Securing your company computer is crucial to managing the health and wellness of your device. One of the greatest things you can do to ensure you are fully secure is to update your security apps immediately. Many businesses implement a security application on employee computers to ensure company data, client data, and employee information is protected. Updating these applications frequently will ensure you always have the best protection available.

Support
Apart from securing your device, perhaps one of the most important reasons to update applications is to enhance communication with your support team. The team will be able to address your issues more appropriately if you’re using the latest versions of all apps.

Access
Much like support, you won’t be granted access to various functions of your computer if you haven’t updated your device. This can be a problem when you are unable to access a program, thus prohibiting you from getting your work done.

Don’t wait – update!
It is best to launch the update as soon as you get a notification that they are available. This way, your device will always be using the latest versions of apps, and you won’t be reminded to update each day.

If you'd like to learn more about updating your devices, or want to elicit the help of a support team for system updates, contact us. We’d love to help you and your computer stay up to date.