IDC' research into the Microsoft Surface business case
Outfitting your employees with the right tools for the job has never been more critical .
As the labour market tightens and companies compete to hire and retain staff in a fast-evolving hybrid world, one of the most effective ways companies are standing out is by investing in premium PCs for their employees .
The PC is integral to productivity and collaboration, and today's products offer features and functionality well beyond what was available just a few years ago . Companies have come to realise that buying premium devices can have multiplicative effects on employee productivity versus lower-cost hardware, and the marginally-higher cost of a premium PC device represents a small fraction of the employees' salary.
When choosing a premium PC for employees, an increasing number of companies are choosing to buy from the portfolio of Microsoft Surface devices.
Save almost £240 per user by using Surface
IDC conducted extensive research, inclusive of 17 in-depth interviews and a web survey of more than 800 organisations using Microsoft Surface and other PC devices, to understand the business case for organisations of providing their employees with Microsoft Surface devices . IT decision makers provided survey and interview inputs for this Business Value analysis; these decision makers span three continents, 20 private industry verticals, and two public sector verticals.
IDCʼs research demonstrates a broad-based value proposition for investment in Microsoft Surface devices enabled with Microsoft 365 through value realised in lower total cost of ownership, inclusive of direct savings, IT staff time savings, and employee productivity gains.