Why You Should Perform an Upgrade

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Get to know the reasons why we recommend upgrading your CoreMedia system regularly.

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  • General Upgrade Motivation and Reasons for Upgrading
  • Business Aspects
  • Technical Aspects

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  • A CoreMedia system
  • Knowledge about the CoreMedia system's file structure, configuration, and operation

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3 - 5 minutes initially - and a well-prepared upgrade can save you lots of time in the long run.

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This guide is for Developers, Administrators \ Project Managers.


If you’re planning an Upgrade of your CoreMedia system, the guides in this entire How-to section will help you to learn what to consider before you start.

Because at the end of the day, the more organized and well-thought-out you handle the entire upgrading process, the more likely you won’t run into any problems.

1. Getting Started - General Motivation for Upgrades

Upgrading enterprise software regularly is crucial for both business and technical teams. Regular software upgrades are a key part of maintaining an efficient, secure, and competitive business environment.

Business Aspects

Business Aspects
  • Enhanced Security: Newer versions often include patches for security vulnerabilities, protecting sensitive business data.

  • Improved Compliance: Keeping software updated ensures industry regulations and standards compliance.

  • Access to New Features: Upgrades can provide new functionalities that improve productivity and efficiency.

  • Competitive Edge: Staying current with software can give businesses a competitive advantage in the market.

  • Better Support: Software vendors typically offer better support for newer versions, including updates and customer service.

  • Cost Savings: Over time, maintaining older software can be more expensive than upgrading due to higher support costs and decreased efficiency.

Technical Aspects

Technical Aspects
  • Latest Technology: Upgrades often include the latest technological advancements, allowing teams to work with cutting-edge tools.

  • Improved Performance: New versions can optimize performance, leading to faster and more reliable systems.

  • Easier Maintenance: Updated software usually means improved documentation and support, simplifying maintenance tasks.

  • Compatibility: Regular updates ensure compatibility with other systems and software, reducing integration issues.

  • Security Enhancements: Technical teams can address security threats promptly with the latest security features.

  • Bug Fixes: Upgrades often resolve known bugs and issues, improving the overall user experience.

2. Value Drivers

Session with your customer success manager to go through the latest changes and value drivers.

Additional Resources:

Check out our What’s new section for Webinar-recordings, access to latest releases, the "What’s New" PDF file, and more: https://documentation.coremedia.com/whats-new/

Recommended Upgrade-Cycle: (At least) every 6 months!

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