Keep Your Company from Falling Behind

Tests prove new PCs can improve productivity and your competitive edge

“Old, inefficient technology is a major frustration for today’s workers, with 45 percent of survey respondents saying they spend a huge portion of their day navigating outdated technologies,” according to a Salesforce.com blog post commenting on a July 2016 survey by Appirio.

In a healthy economy, your company can’t afford to lose talent for any reason. You also can’t afford to have employees waste time waiting for outdated technology to execute on critical business activities—activities that keep your company profitable and competitive. It’s likely that most of your staff are executing those critical business activities on a PC—most likely a laptop (or mobile) PC. The question is whether the PCs your staff are using fall into the category of “old, inefficient technology,” and if so, what’s the potential impact on productivity and retention? To help find out, Prowess Consulting tested a Lenovo ThinkPad T420, powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2520M processor, against an HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop, powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor.

Our results show that in real-world, everyday use cases, newer mobile PCs with newer processors consistently outperform older models and often dramatically. Our results also demonstrate that the slower performance of older mobile PCs can waste more time than a company might realize—wasted time that can frustrate employees and open doors for competitors to use to woo away employees. That wasted time might also hurt productivity and create an opportunity for competitors to woo away customers.

Compared to older mobile PCs, we found that newer mobile PCs:

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Prowess Internal Research

February 2017