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Keeping your software up-to-date is important and easy to manage

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Keeping your software up-to-date is important and easy to manage

Whilst it is not always viable for everyone to pay for software upgrades to keep your systems current, much of your system software can be updated at no cost.

Keeping your system up-to-date is important because some of these updates include patches to close security weaknesses whilst others ensure your systems run as they should. Though we might like to believe so, software is not always delivered bug free. Developers also find ways of improving the software so issue releases with new or extended functionality.

You might ask whether it is necessary to upgrade even your web browser. After all, as the page is seems to be displayed correctly. The trouble is, with more sophisticated features included, web developers need to make use of more current browser versions that includes support for the features. You might not even recognise that the website you're viewing is not working correctly in your browser until its too late.

You must understand that in order to get the most and best results from your systems, you should ensure that your systems are always up-to-date.

How do you see if your computer has the most recent or current versions installed? Thanks to CNET, there is a small program you can use for free that will check the software on your computer for latest versions being installed and best of all, it is free to use,

To see details and download CNET Tech tracker simply go to http://www.cnet.com/techtracker-free/

How does your browser version compared to the average Australian user? The graph below illustrates the different versions in use in Australia in February 2012.

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What is most concerning is that over 10% of all users are running unsupported or well out of date browsers while 46% are running the latest. For some reason Firefox users seem to be the most hesitant to upgrade but this could be because version 10 was only released very recently.

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Creating and managing your online business requires you to follow the same basic principals of any business - relying on sound Business Strategies however there are a few practices that differ or that just are unique to an online business. Here we share our views and experience with you to help you develop a more effective and profitable online business.

This post is original content presented by Top Left Designs, a web design and digital marketing agency based in Southport on the Gold Coast and servicing clients in the Gold Coast and Brisbane regional area. Top Left Designs sets out to remove the frustration and confusion faced by business owners seeking to maximise the return on the website investment by providing a comprehensive web solution to their business needs.