Why your business should shift to a modern desktop with Microsoft 365 on a new device
Still runing Windows 7 and Office 2010 on that old PC? Think your email and file servers have your back? Does your business support remote working? Do you think its too expensive to upgrade to a modern desktop?
Lets walk through the facts and fictions of switching sooner rather than later.
- It seems like hackers mostly go after giant corporations. I don’t think they’d bother with my small company.
More than 50% of small1 businesses have suffered a data breach2
What’s worse? Each one costs an average of $84,0003
Not to mention losing your most valuable assets: your reputation and client’s trust. New modern devices run our most secure Windows ever.
2. New devices are expensive. It’s cheaper for me to just keep what I have.
Maintaining and repairing those dinosaurs can add up to a whopping $515 US a year4. And, new Windows 10 Pro devices come in a range of prices to fit any budget.
A PC over 4 years old can have higher repair costs4, as much as
3. I’m worried that my apps and peripherals won’t work on a modern desktop.
Good news. 99% of Windows 7 apps are compatible with Windows 10.
A modern desktop builds on your current network and works with it. Your Windows apps and internal apps should also be compatible (and familiar).
4. I need to see my employees in the ofice everyday to ensure that they’re working effectively towards our business goals
Good employees do good work wherever they are.
What’s more is that employee productivity increases on average by 22% and reduces employee turnover by 50%.
The average amount SMBs saved a year per full-time remote employee.10
5. I know that a new device would be faster, but I’m not sure it makes that much of a difference.
The best part of new devices is that your employees can multi-task like a pro.
They’ll get more done.
2.1x fastermultitasking than a 4-year-old PC6, 7, 8
A modern desktop running on a new device have up to 80% better performance compared to Windows running on a 4-year old laptop.7, 8, 9
And if you have to repair old PCs, you could lose 48 hours of employee time per PC. 4
Still running Windows 7 or Ofice 2010? You should know:
Effective January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will reach its end of support. Effective October 13, 2020, Ofice 2010 will reach its end of support.Windows and Ofice apps will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft. Devices that run unsupported software are not protected. Customers should consider getting Windows 10 and Ofice 365 on a modern device.