B-Comp Tech-Talk: Technical Jargon Explained

This Month: Why are Software Updates Important?  

Welcome to B-Comp Tech-Talk: a monthly blog series that explains technical jargon in simple terms. Last month we focused on the definition of IT. This month we will explain why software updates are so important.   

Software updates are frequently issued by software companies to improve the functionality and security of their programs. No software system is ever 100% completely bug-free – even if it might start out fairly clean. As time goes on, software companies as well as their end users can encounter issues that were not originally identified. These updates to the systems allow software companies to fix minor bugs, add functionality, improve overall performance, incorporate additional levels of security, improve function, etc.

It is important for your company to recognize when these updates become available and apply them to your computers, operating system, software suite, tablets, applications and more as quickly as possible – especially if they include security updates. That said, it is also very important to ensure that the systems you are using are compatible with the updates and you have back-ups in place to protect your data in the event there is any malfunction during the update.

Don’t Confuse Upgrades with Updates

Software upgrades differ in that they are actually new versions of the software that have significant changes. While software updates are often free, upgrades typically require your company to purchase the new versions.

Because software updates are often very quick to complete, they may seem unimportant. This could not be further from the truth. Software companies invest a lot of time, energy and money into making their products work as efficiently, safely and effectively as possible – updates are one way they continue to serve your business even after you have made the original purchase.

Software Update Help in Broomfield with B-Comp Services

If you are confused about software updates or software upgrades, the IT professionals at B-Comp Services can help. Not only can our team support your current software, we can also assess the systems you are using and help identify solutions to improve your team’s productivity. To learn more about your options for software update support in Broomfield, contact B-Comp Services at (303) 282-4934 or visit us online by clicking here.