- Techaisle research commissioned by Microsoft
and Intel uncovers that the cost of upkeeping a PC older than four years can be
used to purchase at least two new Modern PCs
- SMBs running Windows 7 devices within the
organization should seek to make the shift before End of Support in January
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 16 October 2018 - Still own a PC or laptop older than four years old?
You may be spending more on its upkeep than buying a new modern device.
Microsoft and Intel
today unveiled new research from Techaisle, a leading global
SMB IT market research and analyst organization, which highlighted the opportunities
that Asia Pacific's SMBs have by upgrading to modern devices at work.
which surveyed 2,156 SMB organizations across Asia Pacific, found that the cost
of keeping a PC more than four years old is US$2,736 per device -- enough to
replace the ageing hardware with two or more new PCs.
1. Cost of owning an older PC
The study also
revealed that a PC older than four years old is also 2.7 times more likely to undergo
repairs, resulting in loss in productivity. 85% of larger SMBs, with more than
500 employees, have PCs that are older than four years, compared to 60% in
smaller SMBs employing less than 100 employees. This underscores the widespread
usage of older devices within SMBs in the region.
"PCs are the
productive engines for most SMBs in the region, where organizations rely
heavily on their devices for their day-to-day tasks. However, 7 in 10 SMBs
surveyed have PCs that are older than four years, which significantly increases
maintenance costs," said Bradley Hopkinson, Vice President, Consumer and
Devices Sales, Asia, Microsoft. "With budget constraints being the number one
IT challenge among SMBs today, business leaders should seek to adopt a device
modernization strategy so that they can maintain costs, while safeguarding
their organization from newer digital risks."