Replacing legacy equipment and software is about more than just getting a shiny new toy.: Why is doesn't pay to pay for outdated technology.

It’s become increasingly business-critical for companies to shield themselves from the many pitfalls of holding onto outdated technology. This outdated technology poses a higher security threat where organisations become exposed to unpatched vulnerabilities in their hardware and software, and it’s more than likely that these issues will have been addressed in the updated versions. The increasing number of interconnected devices on corporate networks, coupled with trends such as shifting large portions of business to the cloud, come with risks; but they can be mitigated by ensuring IT systems are as up to date as possible. The ‘shiny new toy’ effect The effect of a ‘shiny new toy’ is worth conside...