Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Pune with PCs that are more than four years old and running older operating systems can experience almost 3 times lesser workplace productivity as compared to newer PC, says a Microsoft study.

Not just work efficiencies, older PCs expose organizations to security vulnerabilities and IT threats. Security solutions feature among the topmost priorities for SMBs in Pune. In the last year alone, 28% of SMBs surveyed in Pune said they had experienced a security breach.

Nearly a third of SMBs (32%) in Pune are using outdated PCs and almost half (49%) of them are on older versions of Windows. These findings were revealed in the latest Microsoft study in partnership with global SMB IT market research and analyst organization TechAisle, which polled almost 2,000 SMBs across Asia Pacific.

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