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Aging PCs Running Out-of-Date Software Bring Security Worries
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1/24/2019 | 6:48:02 AM
No surprise
As a private consultant a few years ago, before moving to Georgia, I had many clients running relatively old (3 years or so) old sysems.  It ws my job, of course, to advocate for newer systems and in this I was pretty good, keeping an eye on budgets.  Medical offices were the hardest - they were tight with dollars perhaps because a $20,000 piece of equipment hurts so that is the way they think of everything.  501C3 were also hard but that was a real budget concern.  A few have almos gone under since I left for Georgia.  The trick was if not totally new, to go back a year or so.  Dell had a great refurb site, still exists, for systems off lease and a year old.  That is not too bad and helped the budgets.  Going totally NEW can be a dollar breaker.  I wish it were otherwise.  I had good backup and restore procedures though and defeated ransomware on a few occasions through catalog backups and home based off-site systems of my own.  (30 computers in the basement).  

 

Update - generally it was always a question of $$ as opposed to everything IS WORKING - why do we need to replace?  Tech answers are not understood.  


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