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Efficiency. Cost-effectiveness. Today's small businesses do more with less than ever before in an effort to minimize expenses. However, not replacing older computers can prove to be a financial and productivity liability. Servicing older PCs can cost as much as 60% of the cost of a new system. Replacing older systems offers your business not only improved performance, but also increased security.
With a large selection of powerful desktops, laptops and tablets, Micro Center will help you power up your business.
What is the cost of not replacing older PCs?
Courtesy of Intel
As a small business, you're constantly pressed to do more
with greater efficiency. Every employee has to do the work of three
Every capital investment has to last a long time.
This "last a long time" strategy can backfire where your
computers are concerned. While enterprises refresh their PCs about every
years, small business typically hold onto PCs for five to seven years.
"They still work!" you say. However, old PCs drain time and
money away from your business in hidden ways. Let's break down the true
maintaining older PCs. Old PCs Often Cost More to Repair than
A recent Techaisle* global survey of 736 small businesses in
six countries found that the cost to repair an older PC equals or even
the cost of buying a new one. The study reveals that small businesses are
spending an average of US$427 per PC that is four year or older on repair
costs, which is 1.3 times the repair cost for a PC that is less than 4
old. Similarly, the cost of upgrading an older PC is 1.6 times the cost of
upgrading a PC that is less than four years old. This does not include the
of lost productivity when employees are without their computers.
Old PCs Hinder Employee Productivity
OIder PCs have trouble running multiple applications at once, consume
more power, and have a shorter battery life. The latest processors, memory,
disk drives, operating systems, and applications run far more efficiently than
their five-year-old counterparts.
New PCs return minutes throughout the day to your time-strapped
employees performing operations as simple as computer startup and shutdown,
running multiple applications at once, and establishing remote connections to
your network. These cumulative time savings add up throughout the day to dozens
of hours per week for your business – time your staff could spend making
more sales calls, helping more customers, and coming up with more product
Mobile employees (and who isn’t mobile these days?) often reap the
greatest benefit from the new tablets and devices that convert easily between a
full-performance laptops and a versatile tablet. Salespeople and other field
employees move constantly between office, car, customer sites, airports, hotels
and coffee shops. Mobile devices give your employees near-instant startup,
quick connection to the office network, rapid multitasking between
applications, and additional security to protect your business data on the
New PCs can make the difference between multitasking, always-on,
always-productive employees and employees who are frustrated and idled
throughout the day.
So, before you pour more money into keeping old PCs limping along,
consider all the cost of old PCs, The high cost of repairs, upgrades, and lost
productivity may lead you to see that replacing your PCs is the best investment
*Techaisle white paper, “Small Business PC Refresh
Study,” Mar 2013, www.techaisle.com
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