ZDNet has posted an article commenting on a report from Intel regarding the total costs of ownership of PCs and how small and medium businesses delay in refreshing PCs to save money now can cost in the long run. So true. Deferred maintenance is an easy and immediate cost savings when faced with decreased revenues. Having been their myself I can attest to the ultimate lash-back when PCs past their prime start to fail.
Before you slash your PC budget or burn it to the ground entirely, consider a blend of new PCs and a maintenance plan for the ones you plan to keep. There’s a cost to keeping your computers up to date but a price to pay if you don’t.