It may be tempting to keep clicking the “install later” “remind me tonight” options when a software update is prompted to us on screens but delaying it too long can hinder the safety of your devices. New versions of malware are created every day around the world, which require new versions of anti-virus and software updates to fight-off.
Not updating regularly puts the device at higher risk of contraction and at some stage the updates will no longer be available, and a new software or device will be required to regain security for an organisation.
When updates are no longer available, it is known as ‘end of supported life’ and it is not uncommon. Take the recent example of Microsoft and the end of life decision for Windows 7.