Updating your digital signage CMS software regularly is important.

Here’s why…

Digital Signage Failure
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Not keeping your software updated can bring a false sense of savings, and it’s not worth the trouble. Need convincing? Google “digital signage failure photos” or visit this website.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

I usually tell customers they have to lock-down their software and disable all forms of updates and patches… but you still need to keep your technology up-to-date. I find it’s best to disable automatic operating system updates on media players as long as they are running a firewall and there is no end-user software installed (email clients, for example). Disable every background service that isn’t needed for digital signage content playback to remove potential weaknesses.

However, your digital signage player software should always be updated according to your vendor’s recommendations. That is one piece of advice I think everyone should follow.

Remember these suggestions are aimed at folks who operate their own CMS server. This is not intended for people using cloud based CMS solutions as these products are usually updated by the software provider.  If your cloud based CMS vendor requires you to update your media players individually, then be sure to follow their instructions. I have found most professional cloud CMS products update their media players automatically so you don’t have anything to do. It’s up to you to make sure you follow all of their guidelines.

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