Another System Software Update !
If you’re not involved with computer software then it must seem strange why there’s frequent software updates.
After all, when you bought a car you weren’t told that you had to bring it back every six months to upgrade the engine.
But that’s the difference – the engine is hardware whereas the person driving the car is software and you change every day.
Software is built up of layers upon layers of dependant software.
When we’re running a web application there’s a minimum of four layers of application software and three other software system dependencies being used.
All these software pieces are periodically updated.
For some we can control when the update is applied, for others we can’t.
Chrome, Firefox and Apple will automatically update its browser when it feels it needs to.
We depend on the browser you use and trust these companies won’t cause our software to break when they install an update.
Usually if there’s going to be a problem then we’ll be told first and how to avoid any bad effects.
That’s ‘usually’ but not ‘always’ and it’s not just browser changes that can affect our software.
We continually monitor what software is changing, how it’ll affect us and what’s needed to provide a a stable and constant service.
But overall the updates are usually a good thing – improved functionality, response times, reliability and more.
For instance; the Annotate Images functionality was only possible due to web browser and the software changes a few years back.
As software updates come through and are applied then new possibilities can open up.
We try and take advantage of these new paths to improve our software.
If you want something and it’s missing then please let us know – it may be possible now.
Lastly, Cloud Appointments is a web-based system.
We take care of software updates and you’ll not be bothered unnecessarily.