Server / PC upgrades and life cycle of equipment
Secure the enterprise. Rising rates and increased severity of viruses, worms and Trojan attacks are forcing corporations to rethink security strategies and increase budgets to prevent attacks. The older PC is a weak link in the enterprise. It is particularly vulnerable to virus attacks because the latest security measures cannot be implemented without degrading performance and damaging productivity.
- Do more in less time. Upgrading to the latest PC can deliver significant performance improvements, leading to more productive employees.
- Empower a mobile work force. With new mobile and wireless PCs, users can have access to valuable business resources such as e-mail and Internet access from home, office or while traveling. With these upgraded platforms, productivity is likely to increase as users extend their day by working at home, staying connected while traveling and collaborating in meetings.
- Lower technology costs. Newer PCs can improve manageability and increase availability. Meta Group predicts that organizations can save $350 per PC in extended warranty and support savings by accelerating PC refresh cycles.
In addition, PCs older than 36 months and notebooks older than 24 months have been shown to generate additional support calls, averaging $21 per call. A recent study by Alinean, which examined support records from service providers, revealed that older PCs generate an average of 25% more calls in the fourth year, and 30% or more in the fifth year, causing consistently higher support costs.
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