30pc of firms ‘not using automated IT updates’
Dubai, May 7, 2013
Thirty per cent of companies worldwide still manage software licenses and update operating systems and applications without the help of dedicated solutions that can greatly simplify and accelerate these operations, a report said.
According to the results of a recent research conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, a large number of companies don’t use modern automated client management tools.
The need to automate specific areas of IT infrastructure operations, like the need to protect against cyber-threats, does not appear to be that obvious for many companies.
This may be why 30 per cent of companies globally don’t use modern client management tools and 14 per cent of these do not plan to do so in the future, the study said.
But when implemented, these tools can make a significant contribution to a company’s security and, as well as reducing IT-related workloads and expenses.
For example, being able to remotely install an operating system within a local network saves IT specialists from having to physically go to each of the company’s workstations, the study explained.
But this facility is utilized by only 42 per cent of those companies that have already implemented client management tools. Only half the companies that do use client management tools have automated their software installation process, while 51 per cent have automated their tracking systems for corporate hardware, applications and software licenses.
The automated installation of updates, used by only 35 per cent, considerably reinforces workstation protection against ‘exploits’ – malicious programs that use vulnerabilities in the OS and other software to infect the system, according to the study. – TradeArabia News Service
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