A recent report into the technology purchasing habits of SMBs in the Asia Pacific has revealed that a significant number of businesses are operating with dated PCs and operating systems – which has the potential to damage both productivity and profits.
The Asia SMB Tech Insights Report, conducted in September 2019 by Microsoft and Techaisle, was produced following a survey of 2,000 IT and business decision makers across the Asia Pacific region. The study specifically covered small and mid-size businesses only (up to 499 PCs).
Get the key insights by downloading the summary report for your region:
Key findings from the report include:
- Over 1/3 of SMBs are using old PCs (4+ years old) and old Windows operating systems
- Over half of SMBs have no PC refresh policy (or aren’t following it)
- Using old PCs can cost a business up to US$2,657 per year
- 82% of SMBs agree that new PCs can make employees more productive, and 87% agree that new PCs reduce maintenance costs
- More than 50% of all SMBs in the region experienced security breaches in the past 12 months, and operating with older versions of Windows increases vulnerability