[LINK] SMH: 'Unnecessary' software updates cost millions
mgm-ns at tardis.net
Sun Dec 19 00:49:22 EST 2004
On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 13:35:46 +1100, you wrote:
>"As a result (of security concerns) software updates are slowing the
>world's communications and adding billions every year to the bandwidth
>costs of consumers globally," Nikolouzakis says.
Spam is probably a significant contributor as well.
>Exinda claims that in extreme cases a business network could be brought to
>its knees for several hours as each desktop tried to update.
No large business would permit each of their PCs to individually
update themselves. Most would have disabled Windows Update on their
PCs and be delivering required updates via their normal software
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