IT has become an increasingly important investment for businesses, but computer technology can be expensive. As a result, the typical rationale when contemplating a replacement or upgrade of computer equipment is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Although this rationale may work for some non-computer equipment, the true cost of using old computer hardware and outdated software can be more than you think. Ultimately, this risky practice could end up costing you a fistful of dollars.
Whether you’re a business or residential consumer, ransomware is a very real and very serious problem. If you fall victim to ransomware, it’s bad—and in some cases, just plain ugly.