Holding on to old PCs? You’re losing 42 hours of productivity time per year. Do the math—that’s a lot of money-per-hour down the drain.
If that’s not enough to convince you, here are three more reasons to upgrade your old computers before they do any more damage to your bottom line.
- Your Employees are Exasperated
You want your team to excel? Give them the tools they need to do so, starting with computers that don’t freeze or shut down every twenty minutes and watch how much more they get done in a day. Old technology leads to employee disengagement, which means your team is not giving your clients the high level of service you’re promising them on the front end.
- You’re Making Cyber Criminals’ Jobs Too Easy
Old PCs are the easiest to hack and they’re putting your entire network at risk. Firewalls and anti-viral software are designed to work with newer machines so no matter how much you invest in them, you’ll still have fundamental gaps in your infrastructure security. The chances of your business surviving a major data breach is slim to none, so saving on new computers can cost you more in the long run. You also have a responsibility to protect your employees and customers’ sensitive data. There’s too much at risk to hold on to hardware that can jeopardize everything you’ve worked for.
- You’re Spending Too Much Money
In a Techaisle survey of 736 SMBs, 47 percent reported lack of funds are the main reason they don’t upgrade to new machines, opting instead to repair them as they go. This may sound cheaper on the front end but the cost of repeatedly fixing the same computer is costing you at least double the cost of a new laptop, especially when you factor in productivity loss.
When it comes the machines, your employees spend most of their day using to get their work done, you’ve got to make smart decisions. Your office productivity and employee engagement will skyrocket if you give them the tools they need to get their jobs done without having to constantly stop and troubleshoot. If you’re worried about the cost of a major tech refresh, partner with managed service provider that can help you offset the cost of acquiring and maintaining new machines.