The Risky Business of Outdated Technology
Spending money on IT solutions can be a costly outlay for small and medium businesses (SMBs) so it's easy to understand why there is a desire to hold on to what is already known and understood, BUT failing to keep up with the times by using outdated technology could also be putting a business at risk.
Having current technology brings real benefits to SMBs - from cost savings and competitive advantage to increased productivity and security.
With support and updates ending recently for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Office 2003; ignoring obsolete technology can be costly and might even be putting a business in danger of serious security issues.
The top five risks of outdated technology include:
- System crashes and downtime
- Increased costs
- Decreased productivity
- Security holes
- Legal and regulatory compliance risks
Read more at InfoWorld Resources
Where in the World is Hanson's Hat?
The Hanson Hat traveled to Packo's in Toledo, Ohio with Tom Hughes, Executive Director of the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA).
M*A*S*H enthusiasts will remember Packo's as the restaurant that Klinger (played by Jamie Farr) often mentioned in the long-running comedy.
Karen Morrow of Hughes & Tenney in Decatur snapped a Hanson Hat photo while hiking at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas.
Hanson staff member, Fred Lipp took a Hanson Hat along on a family trip to Alaska this summer. Shown are Fred and his family at Archangel Canyon in Hatcher Pass, Alaska.
Angie Wanger of IPHA recently traveled to Palermo, Italy and captured a photo in her Hanson Hat.
Jerry Caldwell received a Hanson Hat in Redondo Beach, California and then took it along on a trip to England, where he visited Windsor Castle.
Jeffery Erdman, Assistant Director for Programs at IPHA, caught a photo of his Hanson Hat while at The Beef House in Covington, Indiana.
Thank you to all who participated in the Hanson Hat adventures.
The total distance traveled came
to nearly 22,000 miles.
The winner of the contest for most miles traveled is Jerry Caldwell.