I would suggest like most people.
1. Read each months update, they are accumulated.2. Update when a feature is really required like a SECURITY Patch.3. I know var's try to tell you need it ASAP. Really find out why and will it help or hurt you.4. Some times the updates if you don't have a lot of modifications, should be fairly simple to do.5. I usually only check and read the updates every 3-4 months. Then the next 3-4 months. Sometimes a year passes and I look back and say, nothing worth updating.6. If you have Add-on's you need to find out if the updates (Objects) are working with the Add-on. Which will need to coordinate with the VAR's to merge the Add-on-> Updates.Good luck.
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