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If you’re yet to invest in a sustainable mobile device strategy, you could be missing out on significant savings. Companies are saving on average 30% of their annual mobile device budget by investing in sustainability. 

These financial and environmental savings are primarily driven by the ability to extend the life of devices- notebooks, hybrids, tablets and handhelds, by an average of two years. 

Panasonic is playing its part at a global level with its “A Better Life, A Better World” sustainability philosophy. Read more about this and Panasonic’s research by downloading the Whitepaper below.

 

What is a ‘sustainable IT strategy’?

When looking at the sustainability of new equipment, how compatible they are with legacy technology, peripherals and accessories must be considered. Issues with replaceable batteries, failure rates, how rugged the devices are, warranties and the need for software upgrades also must be considered as they have a direct impact on financial sustainability of an IT strategy, affecting overall TCO and long- term productivity.  

Evaluating sustainability of an IT strategy from a wider environmental perspective, energy efficiency and power consumption, the use of environmentally sensitive or hazardous materials (covered in ROHS regulation), recycling options, CO2 emissions and environmental performance (EPEAT standards) are all important factors. 

 

The key findings of Panasonic’s ‘Sustainable Mobile Device Strategies Deliver significant Savings for Business’ are detailed below.

The independent research, undertaken by Opinion Matters and commissioned by Panasonic Business, questioned 1,001 IT decision makers in companies employing more than 50 people including 250 in the UK; 250 in Sweden; 250 in France and 251 in Spain.


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Companies are saving an average of 30% of their annual spend on mobile devices by introducing a sustainable mobile device strategy.

 

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The primary savings that businesses cared most about as a result of implementing a strategy were:

 

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97% of IT buyers say that sustainable mobile IT is highly important or important to their business.

 

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So far 85% of companies have introduced a sustainable mobile device strategy for their notebook, hybrid, tablet and handheld devices, with 64% introducing one in the past three years.

 

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This research clearly shows that businesses have quickly realised that taking a sustainable approach to the purchase of their mobile devices delivers significant financial, as well as environmental benefits. Practical considerations, such as the long-term compatibility of accessories and peripherals, failure rates, warranties and easily swappable batteries all add up to longer lasting devices, resulting in better TCO and a reduced spend on new equipment.

A Better Life, a Better World

Panasonic is committed to a better life and a better world, continuously contributing to the evolution of society and to the happiness of people around the world.

Panasonic’s range of rugged mobile business devices has been designed with sustainability in mind to enhance the productivity of mobile workers across many industry sectors. 

The key factors that ensure Panasonic devices are built for Sustainability include:

 

Reduced TCO

If you choose Panasonic Toughbook, then you choose to protect and secure your data, technology investment and the environment. Panasonic Toughbook’s reliability, durability and security means failure and damage is vastly reduced, meaning the initial outlay is soon recovered over the lifetime of the device.

Fewer failures result in fewer service calls and fewer transportation miles saving valuable CO2 emissions.

The average annual failure rate of PC laptops is around 18%*. Panasonic Toughbook PCs, however, are more than eight times more reliable than the average industrial notebooks without rugged features.   

*Source: IDC

 

Specialist Engineering

Panasonic design and build every part of their Toughbook devices. So every form, feature and function is built specifically for purpose and quality control is unrivalled.

Approximately 50% of all damage to notebooks is the result of accidents on the road such as drops and other impacts*. The display, casing and hard drive are most frequently affected, which is why Panasonic have developed devices that are impact and shock resistant. Toughbook casings are made of a magnesium alloy making the strength of the case several times greater than standard hard plastic casings.

Using flexible suspension and magnesium alloy thickener on all displays protects the screen and absorbs any impact. The hard drives are embedded in a newly developed material, offering first class impact and shock resistance.

All fully ruggedised models comply with the MIL-Standard (MIL-STD 810G) on impact resistance and additionally meet the ingress protection norm IP65 on water and dust resistance.

*Source: Panasonic

 

Environmental Awareness

Panasonic is committed to developing sustainable, beneficial products and procedures. They are committed to reducing CO2 emissions across all manufacturing sites; and work to encourage the spread of environmental activities throughout the world. One example of this environmental responsibility is demonstrated by the fact that Panasonic factories already recycled 99.2% of waste in 2016*.

All Panasonic Toughbook products are certified by an environmental impact scoring system known as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). All Toughbook devices are either gold- or silver-rated by EPEAT, ensuring the highest levels of environmental performance.

*Source: Panasonic

 

Looking more closely at the devices themselves, concern for sustainability is clear in a number of ways. Product features, such as low power consumption, exchangeable batteries and exceptionally long lifecycles with minimal failures and service requirements (with the inherent reduction in waste disposal) mean Toughbook and Toughpad offer significant environmental advantages over less specialised devices.

 


 

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