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June 23, 2015 Tech4BusinessNow Resource

In today’s era of notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, mobility is a high priority – making small businesses more dynamic and responsive in an on-the-go world.
That reality, however, should not detract from the important role desktop PCs still play in today’s business environment, delivering more power, more robust upgrade options, and more functionality compared to their portable counterparts. While large enterprises typically refresh their desktop PCs once every three years, small businesses tend to hold on to their PCs for five to seven years. Older hardware, however, often slows operations and sparks hidden costs. In fact, PCs more than four-and-a-half years old are estimated to cost 50 percent more to support and take 50 percent longer to perform many tasks. So, while retaining those still-functioning workhorse PCs purchased during the early-2000s might seem a prudent move, their continued use could be costing you more than you think. Here’s how.