Upgrading your computer fleet might seem like a big expense for your business – but it’s actually a big competitive advantage that can help your employees work harder and smarter. And as tempting as it might be to save money by repurposing older PCs rather than upgrading to new PC technology, consider this: the money you think you’re saving by postponing a PC upgrade might cost you more in the long run.
Before you put the brakes on a PC upgrade because you think it’s too expensive, consider these three ways an underperforming, outdated PC can hurt your bottom line, and always remember that having a reliable IT consultant firm to rely on is invaluable in these situations.
1. Less security
There’s nothing quite as heart-stopping as a lost business PC that puts data at risk with low or no login security and hard drives that can be hacked or removed. The costs to your business of a lost PC that isn’t secure are compromised intellectual property and data loss that can lead to fines, litigation and lost confidence of stakeholders. As PCs built for modern business operations, like the HP Elite family of laptops and tablets, provide security at the user, data and operating levels. These small-form PCs come with security features like power-on authentication, biometric security and smart cards to prevent unauthorized data access. They also can include encryption to secure hard drive information even if the hard drive is removed. Additionally, features like HP Sure Start can heal and restore BIOS to stop malware corruption before it can impact users.
2. Poor mobility
The moving disk drives featured in outdated PCs can wear out over time and can’t deliver the reliable data access you get with today’s solid-state drives (SSDs). Products like the HP EliteBook Folio come configured with SSDs and are also designed with engineered materials tested to withstand drops, bumps and spills. They also come designed with a lightweight form factor of just 2.2 pounds, ideal for an on-the-road PC companion to keep your mobile users productive with less risk of downtime due to damaged or malfunctioning PCs.
3. Lost productivity
An older PC built on years-old technology won’t function for today’s workflows. Case in point – new PC products like the HP Elite x2 1012offer two-in-one configurations that include full-size keyboards integrated within a thin form factor with powerhouse components to support today’s workflows and collaborative work styles. They can come configured with front- and back-facing cameras and noise-reduction technology for high-quality, reliable virtual or in-person meetings – anywhere, so you never miss out on a business opportunity.
Don’t let outdated PC technology hold your business – or your employees – back. Contact PCS, an HP Silver Partner, to learn how we can upgrade your PC fleet with HP Elite PCs to help your business and your bottom line.