Did you know that the average small business employee loses approximately one work week per year because they work on an out-of-date PC? Recent research conducted by Intel found this to be the case.
Here are some other interesting facts the study noted:
- Repairing an “old” PC (older than 4 years), costs 1.3 times more than repairing a PC that’s younger than 4 years
- Employees who use PCs older than 4 years lose 21 more hours per year due to maintenance and security issues
- 8% of small businesses in the US (the largest percentage of all countries surveyed) use PCs older than 5 years – compared to just 5% worldwide and 1% in India
So obviously maintenance is a big problem. But, it’s a problem that’s not always easily solved. Most businesses may already have a tight profit margin, so buying new equipment isn’t necessarily an option.