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It's hung again! Why do work laptops and PCs have a bad reputation?

When Moneycontrol asked over 2,000 professionals if their work laptops made them less productive, 51% replied in the affirmative and 11% said it was a moot question because work laptops were naturally underperforming. Only 38 percent said they didn’t have an issue with their systems

November 11, 2022 / 11:32 AM IST
Business data and analytics provider Dun & Bradstreet, estimates that 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience at least 1.6 hours of computer downtime every week. (Illustration by Suneesh Kalarickal)

Business data and analytics provider Dun & Bradstreet, estimates that 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience at least 1.6 hours of computer downtime every week. (Illustration by Suneesh Kalarickal)

“It has hung again” is an often-heard comment, spoken aloud by professionals about their office laptops and desktop personal computers. The general perception among professionals is that office machines are not so great.

When Moneycontrol asked over 2,000 professionals if their work laptops make them less productive, 51 percent replied in the affirmative and 11 percent said it was a moot question because work laptops are naturally underperforming. Only 38 percent said they didn’t have an issue with their work systems.

Business data and analytics provider Dun & Bradstreet estimates that 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience at least 1.6 hours of computer downtime every week.

Business Computer World calculates that if a company has 10,000 employees who are paid $56 per hour on average, the labour element of downtime costs alone would be $896,000 weekly.