In the long run newer PCs cost less–study

Published by rudy Date posted on July 6, 2009

It’s more expensive to maintain PCs that are more than three years old than buying new computers because of the system failures and security issues that are encountered, according to study done by Techaisle, a research firm. This was presented during the press meeting last June 3 held at the Intel office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Robert Crooke, general manager and vice president of Intel’s business client group, said customers PCs that are old are more likely to be attacked by 58 percent more viruses. 38 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) are experiencing system failures and $709 average annual maintenance cost on older PCs. These are downsides for SMBs who would like to have wise investments for their companies.

“SMBs should consider prioritizing their investments in IT versus other projects, as it will pay for itself in as short as one year.” Crooke said. “This will help them avoid spending significantly more on maintenance costs after year three.”

In addition, the study showed that 33 percent of small and 42 percent of medium businesses want to keep their PCs longer than usual. There are added benefits of using new PCs because of smoother performance and more responsive systems can result to higher productivity of employers. That is very important to businesses.

“This independent research conducted by TechAisle reinforces Intel’s vaue proposition. The research was conducted across 630 small businesses in seven countries—Italy, United States, United Kingdom, India, China, Brazil and Australia—in March 2009. Therefore the study findings are credible reference for SMBs,” Crooke said on the reliability of the research done. –Remedios V. Lucio, Researcher, Manila Times

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