It’s integral that companies regularly check the efficacy and security of their systems management software.
Even if you’ve been using the same supplier for years and would trust them with your life, it’s impossible to know what could go wrong in the future. It may not be the supplier’s fault or even the fault of your employees, but it’s still crucial to know everything’s running smoothly.
However, this is a task that not many of us relish and in fact, something which might make company owners throughout the world breathe a sigh. It’s important though, so it’s a necessary evil and something you absolutely have to make time for, no matter how boring it might seem.
It’s even more pertinent given the increasing number of high-profile hackings seen in the press in recent months. If big names like Sony are finding themselves at the hands of malicious cyber criminals, then there’s no reason your company won’t find itself in the same situation.
Your systems management software should be able to handle any threats like this but if it isn’t, you could find yourself with a damaged brand and with new lawsuits presenting themselves to you every single day.
Not checking your software is working could also mean your employees are left unable to work for hours, days or even weeks – if the worst happens. If something infiltrates your system at the hands of weak systems management software then you’ll kick yourself for not checking it, particularly if you have to let your clients down through your staff not being able to work properly.
So, if you don’t check the software you could potentially lose money, you could lose clients and you could damage your brand’s reputation.
You have to ask yourself – is it really worth the risk?