If I had a penny for every time someone told me “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it” when I’m reviewing their infrastructure & computers, I’d have enough money to buy them an entirely new system myself!
There’s a long-held idea that if something works, no matter how out-of-date it is, then there’s no reason to interfere with it as it ‘just works’.
Well that is a flawed argument that needs de-bunking.
Why fiddle? It works well enough & has done for years
Yes it may work, but at what cost? What security flaws are you vulnerable to? How long before it stops working and breaks your key business processes – what then?
The way I see it, out-dated/out-of-support hardware and software is a high-risk strategy not unlike playing ‘Russian Roulette’.
We have no idea if the next software update will break these types of outdated systems. What if a hardware component suddenly breaks? Will you be able to find a replacement?
Even if it can be found, how long are you going to have to wait to get it?
Can’t you just fix it? What about contacting the manufacturer?
Now I will happily admit our tech team loves a good challenge, but when systems are no longer supported by the vendor themselves we can only reasonably be expected to support them on a best endeavours basis and charge accordingly.
You could end up with a large unexpected expense to replace your systems, and massive disruption to your business.
What’s the best way forward? Can you help?
Here at Pure IT, our core values are fully proactive.
We work within your budget to ensure your infrastructure and systems are kept updated and secure, as well as advising on ways to further improve your existing systems.
We also install our proactive monitoring software to alert us to any issues, so we can fix them before they become a real problem.
We’re on our ‘A-game’ so you can spend more time focussing on your business, than worrying about your systems.
Get in touch today for a free no obligation review, and we’ll bring your systems into 2021.