New Computers Will Boost Profits. What Are You Waiting for?

Continuing to use older computers can have an enormously negative impact on your business finances. Maintenance costs, security vulnerabilities, and productivity losses all add up to dangerously bad news for your bottom line.

An old PC could mean up to $17,000 a year in productivity costs.1 A recent study estimates that old computers make employees 29 percent less productive on those machines.

We know you're probably working with a tight budget and that you hit a new expense at every turn. But the performance and productivity enhancements you'll get from computers with the latest Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Optane™ memory make new PCs an investment that immensely improves your long-term profitability.2

There's no better time to upgrade if your firm is migrating to Windows* 10 Pro, as you can expect further savings when you pair new hardware with the new OS.

Stop asking if you can afford a PC upgrade and focus on the real question: How much longer can you let older PCs cost your business?

Small business owners are remarkably inventive and imaginative when it comes to doing more with less. But there are times when ingenuity can bring unexpected costs, when that nifty hack is really a hack against your own bottom line. Making do with outdated computers is an excellent illustration of how small business owners can pay a price for being too frugal.

Why Upgrade Now

Just ask A.V. Sindhar, who runs a consulting firm in Silicon Valley. His computer is the command center for his entire business—an essential tool for everything from creating slides for new business pitches to making invoices and bookkeeping. Sindhar discovered early on that keeping critical technology current was key to building a successful business.

“I wanted to keep my launch costs down, so I tried to get by with a four-year-old laptop,” recalled Sindhar. “That was a mistake.”

After a couple of weeks of suffering slow boot times in front of potential clients and precious hours squandered trying to get his machine to run properly, Sindhar invested in a new computer. “I realized I was actually wasting money trying to save money. ‘Time is money’ is a cliché, but it’s true—it's especially true in the early days of a business,” Sindhar said.

Sindhar might be shocked to discover just how costly an outdated PC can be. It's estimated that up to one week a year is wasted on frustrating tasks like restarting the machine, reloading software, and waiting for IT consultants to call you back. Measured in money, an old PC could cost up to $17,000 a year in productivity costs.1

There are other costs to keeping old computers in service. The digital age has also ushered in a fierce competition for talent. The best employees—the ones who can make a difference between success and failure for a small business—don't want to work on older computers. It's not only millennials who expect current technology to do their jobs; the talent a small business owner needs to win requires computers that are high performing, mobile, simple to use, and durable.

I wanted to keep my launch costs down, so I tried to get by with a four-year-old laptop. That was a mistake.”

—A.V. Sindhar, small business owner

Better for Business

The latest Intel® Core™ processors feature a new generation of laptops and 2 in 1s that offer mobility without compromising performance. You and your employees can work fast and smart. These improvements are bolstered when your organization migrates to Windows* 10 Pro on the latest hardware.

Add the latest Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Optane™ memory and you have a superior tool for business applications. Everyday tasks are smooth with the latest Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Optane™ memory, a smart, adaptable system accelerator.

Computers with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports can enjoy transfer times that are faster3 than with traditional USB ports. “Delivering the most advanced, efficient, and versatile input/output solution available, Thunderbolt™ 3 port helps business users get the most out of the latest thin and light notebooks and 2 in 1s,” said Jason Ziller, general manager of Intel's Client Connectivity Division. With the latest computers, small business owners can apply their creativity and resourcefulness to what matters most: Getting great ideas to market before the competition and delighting customers with the best products and services.

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Información sobre productos y desempeño

1

Según una encuesta en Internet del 2018, solicitada por Intel y llevada a cabo por J.Gold Associates, LLC., realizada a 3297 encuestados de pequeñas empresas en 16 países para evaluar los desafíos y los costos relacionados con la implementación de computadoras más antiguas. Los encuestados estimaron que, en el caso de las PC de más de cinco años de antigüedad, los empleados serían un 29 % menos productivos (según un promedio estimado del salario de un empleado de USD 60 000), ya que la pérdida del costo de productividad sería de USD 17 000. Para revisar esta estadística y el informe completo, haga clic aquí.

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Según una encuesta en Internet del 2018, solicitada por Intel y llevada a cabo por J.Gold Associates, LLC., realizada a 3297 encuestados de pequeñas empresas en 16 países para evaluar los desafíos y los costos relacionados con la implementación de computadoras más antiguas. Esta estadística se obtuvo a partir de la cantidad de trabajadores adicionales que los encuestados estimaron que serían necesarios para compensar la pérdida de productividad. Para revisar esta estadística y el informe completo, haga clic aquí.

3

PARA TODAS LAS COMPUTADORAS DE ESCRITORIO Y DISEÑOS DE DISPOSITIVOS MÓVILES CON PUERTOS THUNDERBOLT™ 3; transfiera archivos, imágenes y videos enormes hasta 8 veces más rápido con un puerto Thunderbolt™ 3 en comparación con un puerto tradicional USB 3.0.

En comparación con otras tecnologías de conexión de E/S de computadora, incluidas eSATA, USB e IEEE 1394 FireWire*. El desempeño variará según el hardware y el software específicos que se utilicen. Debe utilizar un dispositivo con Thunderbolt™. Para obtener más información, visite http://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/io/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-technology-developer.html.