It has often been said that "all good things must come to an end," and this certainly rings true with operating systems in the regards to Technology Solutions. Some systems simply grow too old to be of use, and become obsolete.
For customers, this can become an issue if the OS is left in its outdated state for too long. If this happens, it can become a hassle for both the customer, and the provider. Many times the client’s applications are antiquated so they can’t upgrade their OS.
The customer realizes it isn’t compatible, and expects support. To their dismay though, they discover that companies will no longer be able to open tickets to help solve the customer’s issues.
Many times, the problem is that apps aren’t’ configured to supported OS because they need to be reconfigured. It’s a larger undertaking. Until they take care of this they won’t be able to update OS.
It pays to make an investment in the supported OS, and pay the money to make sure the system is up to date. Doing so ensures increased productivity, better features, and most importantly, that the system is secure.
By taking advantage of periodic updates, and improved OS, you can make sure that your company’s software isn’t defined by the phrase “all good things must come to an end,” but rather, “out with the old, in with the new.”
SPLA: monthly licencsing plan that keeps you updated. In the FNTS environmetn you're already licensed for a newer environment.