Intel released the results of a survey that reveal small business workers are losing a full week of work due to old PCs. The Intel research finds older PCs reduce employee productivity, raise maintenance cots, and may increase security risks.
Survey highlights are below:
- The Intel Small Business PC Refresh Study surveyed 736 small businesses in the United States, Brazil, China, Germany, Russia and India to gauge the state of their PC equipment.
- Small businesses are holding onto PCs too long, with over 36 percent owning PCs that are more than four years old.
- These older machines require more maintenance, exerting a greater toll on employee productivity and equipment costs than a new machine.
- On average, employees lose 42 working hours a year while older PC are repaired.
- 47 percent of small businesses are unaware of Microsoft’s upcoming end-of-service support for Windows* XP.