The technology kick-starting small businesses in 2021 – Sydney Morning Herald

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Tools for the future

Although there’s a widespread move back to offices, remote working is here to stay. It’s predicted that many organisations will adopt a hybrid model of office-based and remote teams.

One global study reports that 74 percent of staff are expected to be allocating as much as 27 percent more time to remote work1.

The success of such a model depends on the latest and best technology. Modern PCs have been shown to boost productivity by as much as 40 percent2 and yet 34 percent of businesses in Australia are still using PCs that are more than four years old, with even older operating systems3.

The solution: a complete technology suite, combining hardware, software and the very latest collaboration tools.

The Acer TravelMate P2 is a high-performance laptop designed to empower remote working. Equipped with the Windows 10 Pro operating system and its cutting edge Microsoft features for business, including the extensive collaborating capabilities of Microsoft Teams, this exceptional laptop is your team’s gateway to the virtual workplace.

Productivity anywhere

The Acer TravelMate P2’s agile design is perfect for business on the go.

The Acer TravelMate P2’s agile design is perfect for business on the go. Credit: Supplied.

The Acer TravelMate P2 is designed to empower and connect a flexible, agile workplace.

With increased processing power, portability and durability, bundled with extensive business features and connectivity options, it’s the ultimate solution for the professional on the road – or in the home, at the café, on the beach.

At just 1.625kg and less than 20mm thin, it won’t weigh you down, and a 180-degree lay-flat design allows optimum viewing whether you’re at a desk or somewhere less conventional.

Elegant matte black design exudes sleek professionalism, but beneath the good looks there’s rock-solid reliability: the TravelMate P2 boasts up to 13 hours of battery life and a robust, Military Standard and impact-tested chassis.

Advanced Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology connects you at up to three times the speed of Wi-Fi 5 to achieve your goals faster, with seamless performance delivered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with vPro NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics and up to 33GB of rapid DDR4 memory. In short: mighty power.

Regardless of your surroundings, The TravelMate P2 brings clarity to your work, with an FHD display featuring increased brightness, expanded contrast and crisper, cleaner colours for added accuracy.

The TravelMate P2 provides all the ports to cover you, wherever and whatever you need to plug in. With HDMI, VGA and USB Type-C as well as an Ethernet port and SD card reader, you’re prepared for every piece of equipment

Superior safety

An astonishing 76 percent of businesses in Australia have experienced a security breach, with the majority of security incidents originating from an end user device.

Security and privacy are non-negotiable when you’re on the move. To protect your data, the TravelMate P2 safeguards your company data through its hardware-embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.

Another layer of security is provided by the TravelMate P2’s fingerprint sensor, which supports the Windows Hello biometric security on Windows 10. Windows Hello for Business replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication on PCs and mobile devices, taking the effort out of keeping your valuable information safe.

Time to invest in tech

The Federal Budget 20-21 focussed on stimulating economic growth, and supporting businesses in their recovery.

Tax incentives included a significant increase to the instant asset write-off threshold, allowing small businesses (with an annual turnover of less than $500 million) to claim immediate full-value deductions up to an amount of $150,000 for new or second-hand equipment asset purchases.

In financial terms alone, now is the perfect time to invest in technology to power your company into the next normal.

For a limited time, get 10% off the complete Acer for Business range at Acer’s Online store.

1 Gartner, COVID-19 Bulletin: Executive Pulse, April 2020 (Global)

2 Gartner, How to Cultivate Effective “Remote Work” Programs, 2019 (Global)

3 Techaisle and Microsoft, Australia SMB Tech insights Report, September 2019 (Australia)

4 CPA Australia, The CPA Australia Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey 2019-20 (Asia-Pacific)

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