There is a counterintuitive trend going on in the marketplace. PC sales of laptops and desktops continue to slide. This plays into the narrative that the “PC is dead” even though laptops and desktops remain the primary productivity and content creation tools with most organizations. Why should companies invest in endpoint backup if PC sales are declining? Surprisingly, behind the numbers, there are important trends that mean companies need cloud-based endpoint backup now more than ever!
IDC has reported one of the contributing factors is the free upgrade of Windows 10. The free upgrade of Windows 10 has led to a disruption in the traditional hardware replacement cycle for desktops and laptops as IT departments are reasonably looking to save budget by extending the life of their endpoint hardware investments. However, the longer companies are holding on to their laptops and desktops increases the likelihood of a hard drive failure and the need for employees to recover their files. Most of these older laptops and desktops have traditional HDD drives rather than the newer SSD drives for storing user files. As published research shows, hard drives fail at a higher rate over time, thus these employees have their important endpoint files on increasingly vulnerable hard drives.
For a small investment, IT departments can save many hours of employee and IT productivity by automatically and silently backing up these aging laptops and desktops to the cloud. Companies save money by deferring their hardware refresh cycle and taking advantage of Windows 10. Increasing the lifespan of these laptops and desktops come with risks that can be effectively mitigated by cloud-based endpoint backup and recovery.
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