Kingston Technology’s SSDNow ROI Calculator shows enterprises how to maximise PC lifecycle

By on September 14, 2010
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SSDs can improve the overall performance of old PCs by 50% and new PCs by 27% according to an independent test done by Kingston.


Press release:
Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, has commissioned an independent test that shows how upgrading a PC from HDD to SSD can improve the performance of older PCs by 50% and brand new PCs by 27%.  To enable enterprises to quantify this, Kingston Technology has released an easy to use interactive Kingston SSDNow Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator to help IT decision makers understand how SSDs can deliver immediate ROI to the client computing platform. .

Today’s CIOs are still battling with tight budget investment plans.
“While enterprises will transition at different rates and times, every CIO faces the need to raise productivity, create new capabilities and use the recovery to drive fundamentals of the current agenda and the repositioning of IT,” Mr. McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner EXP said. “Such transitions will not happen overnight but they will start with the decisions and directions established in 2010”.  However PC refreshes are not on the agenda.  Gartner estimates that a significant percentage of the 94 million desktop PCs shipped to the professional market four years ago and the 61 million notebooks shipped three years ago are due for upgrade or refresh this year.

Kingston's SSDNow ROI Calculator

With the cost of SSDs having reached a sweet spot, enterprises can now achieve real cost savings by upgrading a system with an SSD for approximately a third of the costs (including man hours) compared to buying a new laptop or workstation.  The Kingston SSDNow ROI Calculator allows IT decision makers to identify the impact that SSDs can have on client desktops and notebooks to improve business performance, demonstrate cost savings and reduce business risk.

Darwin Chen, VP of Sales & Marketing, Kingston Digital:  “Many companies are going to be forced to refresh or upgrade client desktops and notebooks in the next year.  Not only have SSD prices been falling by 50 per cent per GB per year, but companies also get the benefit of increased performance and reduce business risk.   Upgrading existing assets to SSD can save companies huge amounts of money and also maximize the performance of PC investment.  Our SSDNow ROI Calculator is designed to provide IT decision makers with the metrics needed to decide whether to delay a refresh or invest in new PCs and the business impact SSD can have in both scenarios.”

The Kingston SSDNow ROI Calculator allows the input of specific company information — including PC inventory, staff costs and average drive failure downtime to produce an estimate of gains across the PC’s lifecycle and the time taken to achieve ROI.   The Kingston SSDNow ROI Calculator is available in Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.  Partners and customers can find everything they need to know about SSD technology on the Kingston SSDNow Series Learn More Center.


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