Not only does using obsolete technology stop you from receiving the latest updates, it means other vendors can’t support their software that you are running on old technology. For example, MYOB won’t offer support if you’re running their software on Windows Server 2008r2 as they can’t guarantee their updates will be compatible.
Using old technology opens up your business to massive risks, either from security holes that aren’t being fixed, or the risk of software crashing and losing data because of incompatibility. It also means your business isn’t utilising the best technology and staff may be struggling to use slow and frustrating software that is sapping productivity and causing mistakes. Technology should allow your business to become more efficient and make processes easier, not slow everything down and cause massive headaches.
Moving to a Cloud platform like VAULT, will mean that all upgrades are taken care of externally. This means you continue to get the latest technologies without having to waste time every few years on an upgrade. All updates are taken care of outside of business hours so there is no downtime and IT support is 24/7.
It’s important to keep up to date with end of support lifecycles, and your technology in general. Not upgrading doesn’t just mean you don’t have the latest shiny toy, it could be creating an element of risk in your business and killing productivity.