It always seems to happen at the worst possible moment. Right before you need your word processor or spreadsheet program, the system decides it needs to update. You can skip the headache by investing in application hosting services.
Right now, you probably pay someone in your IT department to update all those software programs your employees need, or maybe you rely on the employees to do it themselves. If they are efficient, they set the computer to automatically update overnight or some other time when the system is not in use. But inevitably, someone forgets. And you lose productivity while you wait for the system to download the updates, install them and restart your computer, sometimes several times.
With application hosting services, you can avoid this nightmare. No one has to remember to schedule the updates, no one has to restart their computer five times while they should be working, and no one has to remember to leave their computer on overnight for the automatic updates. Because your computer accesses the web-based program only when it needs it, the software isn’t stored on your computers. If it’s not stored there, it doesn’t need to be updated there.
Your application hosting services will always make certain the program is updated on their system, so whenever you or an employee goes to access it, you have the most up-to-date version available. Not only does this save you time and hassle, it also can save you major headaches. One of the ways many people avoid the update issue is by turning off the update process, leaving your computers wide open to the flaws that the updates fix. With application hosting services, your risk is reduced.