Trade in your old machines for a discount

  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014

Microsoft Malaysia has teamed up with Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Intel Malaysia to help companies upgrade their old machines running Windows XP to Windows 8.1 at a discount.

Small and medium businesses will be able to save up to RM600 per device if they opt for the Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows trade-in programme. Brand partners supporting the programme include Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo.

The programme is meant to get companies to ditch Windows XP, a 12-year-old operating system, which will no longer be supported by Microsoft. As it no longer will receive system updates from the company, it could be come vulnerable to hacker attacks.  

Any downtime could result in costly productivity losses for businesses, said Microsoft.

To be eligible, the companies have to be TM’s customer. They can head to the company’s SME BizFest roadshows or visit any TM Point outlets nationwide before June 30 to sign up for the offer.

According to TM executive vice-president of SME Azizi A Hadi, the company wants to ensure that no one is left behind running an unsupported operating system.

“TM shares the same vision as Microsoft and Intel in our efforts to provide the best tools and solutions for SMEs to increase their business productivity and efficiency levels,” he said.

“We are targeting 10% of our existing 516,000 SME customers to sign up for the programme.”
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