Survey Results on Older PCs

Survey Results on Older PCs

Survey Results on Older PCs

J. Gold Associates produced this comprehensive SME PC Study to help organizations better understand the impact on costs and productivity associated with the use of older, outdated personal computers. Survey responses are from 3,297 responses from 16 different countries and cover a wide variety of topics that affect typical unmanaged small businesses.1 2 3

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“Every 5 year old computer you have could be costing you up to US$17,000 per year” is based on a 2018 web-based survey, commissioned by Intel and conducted by J.Gold Associates, LLC., of 3297 respondents from small business in 16 countries commissioned by Intel and conducted by J.Gold Associates, LLC, to assess the challenges and costs associated with deploying older PCs. Survey respondents estimated that for PCs more than 5 years old, employees would be 29% less productive – based on an average assumed employee’s salary of US$60,000, the lost productivity cost will amount to US$17,000. To review this statistic and the full report, visit here.