Responding to Vendor Recommended Upgrades to Software

Although software may be operating satisfactorily, vendors will promote the latest releases to make additional sales and to migrate all customers to a common version. This reduces their support costs and improves service levels. However, upgrades usually entail risks.

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  • Where legacy software is running on an older operating system, the supplier may announce that the next release will no longer be available for that platform but for (say) Windows® 2000 or NT. This sounds straightforward, but it is important to consider the implications in order to avoid making rash decisions. There can be more than a single project to consider:-
  1. A hardware migration / upgrade.
  2. An operating system migration / upgrade.
  3. A new version of the applications software to review, test and implement.
  4. A possible migration of data files to the new hardware and any interfaces which integrate to other systems.

There are multiple Key Actions providing safeguards against this Information Security Issue. These are available in the registered version of RUSecure™.

  • In order to enhance functionality, the data file formats and processing routines may have been modified. This might lead to problems in using your data and established information handling routines.

There is 1 Key Action providing safeguards against this Information Security Issue. These are available in the registered version of RUSecure™.

  • Reduced support for your (older) version of the system can mean delayed response time or even a failure to resolve problems.

There are 2 Key Actions providing safeguards against this Information Security Issue. These are available in the registered version of RUSecure™.

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