Most of us in the business world are technologically literate. That is, we are familiar with many different technology tools and have at least a basic understanding of what they do. This technical competence has many obvious advantages but it also has a potential downside: It can make business leaders leap to prescribed software solutions to their business problems and undervalue the role of strategy behind technology decisions.
Making sure your company website runs smoothly and doesn’t get hacked or defaced is a huge undertaking. To help mitigate potential issues or threats, staying up-to-date with the latest software is a crucial part of protecting any portal. So, anytime you see that “Update Now” link, it might seem like a no-brainer to click it. But be careful. Updating to the latest software may not always work in your favor.
You can spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars building a new web application, but if you don’t test it, user adoption and satisfaction could be a challenge.