Many businesses often wait to push Windows Updates to computers on a network. IT Directors tend to prevent updates and patches our of concern for how those updates will conflict with your server or network. Allowing automatic updates could potentially break your operations.
However, I want to encourage you to ask your IT manager or provider whether you are protected against the Conficker virus that is catching the world by storm. Over 10 million PCs have been infected by this virus and many business computers are infected as well. This virus is difficult to detect but you can protect yourself with a simple Windows and antivirus update.
Security experts are concerned about what will happen when the virus activates tomorrow because they cannot figure out what it will do. 10 million computers can cause a lot of damage quickly - so I encourage you to ask your IT staff if you are protected and forward them this blog post as well as this bulletin if they have questions.
This might just be one large April Fool's joke. But I'm not willing to bet my business on it.
Tyler Olson has a vision, a passion for technology, and a love for entrepreneurship. Tyler's current business, HelpMeTy.com, started out of his dorm room two and a half years ago to fix computers and make Web sites. The company now provides remote IT support as well as web services for many people and businesses.