As an SME, you are constantly battling to do more each day with greater efficiency. Each capital investment you make has to last, SME’s on average only replace PCs every five to seven years. BUT, is the “They Still Work” strategy actually saving you money? Do you know how much old PC’s are actually costing your business. Old PCs can drain time and money away from your business in hidden ways, slow start-up time, slow save time, freeze up time when running multiple applications, and the internet running slow. A white paper by Techaisle states machines that are over 4 years old have twice the amount of downtime per year 42 hours against newer models at just 21 hours.
A new PC will 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. This is confirmed through Microsoft’s latest press release, its update of Windows 10 brings with it a host of improvements, including enhanced performance and security for Edge browser and better overall performance, including a 30 per cent faster boot time.
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 ideas.
SO how much are OLD PCs costing your business?
If your OLD PC eats as little as 10 minutes out your day, over 232 working days a year with an average UK wage at £13.50 an hour, the time wasted would equate to a loss of £522 a year per PC.
Call us today on 0845 094 9101 to discuss upgrading your old costly machines