Pivot from Complex to Simple with Device as a Service

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Device procurement and lifecycle management is overwhelming. With multiple processes, steps, vendors and representatives fogging up the end goal, it’s no wonder that purchasing hardware outright consumes nearly a quarter of companies’ technology budget – not to mention countless hours of time spent coordinating, purchasing, installing and maintaining the devices.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Companies that modernize their IT asset management lifecycle free themselves from the challenges of legacy asset procurement and management. These challenges range anywhere from tying up the IT department to handle the management of the assets to eating away at the budget by buying more devices than are needed.

Digitally transforming the end-to-end asset lifecycle with Device as a Service (DaaS) creates a new modern world of cost reductions, increased productivity and stronger security. DaaS includes all the technology hardware, managed services, and consulting you need to select the right devices for your business, then keep them running, updated, supported and retired. All this for one monthly predictable fee.

More importantly, DaaS helps pivot organizations from complex to simple, specifically in three ways key ways:

Reduce Costs with DaaS

With DaaS, a company leases the exact number of devices that they need, paying a monthly fee for each device, as opposed to purchasing or leasing a set number of devices they might not use for one large lump sum.

A Gartner analysis finds that the average operational cost per device in 2015 was $1,015, which has been steadily growing year over year. On average, 22 percent of IT budgets go toward devices, and this spending is only expected to increase. The traditional method of device procurement often leaves a surplus of devices that are not being used and depreciating in value the longer that they sit in the storage closet waiting to be needed.

DaaS breaks this cycle of wastefulness by providing companies a monthly services program that allows IT devices to be added or removed from rotation as needed. What is additionally great about this is that if you have a new hire that is starting at the beginning of next month, he or she is getting either a new device, or at maximum a device that is months old, not years old.Thus ensuring your end users are getting current technology, which leads to improving productivity.

Increase Productivity with DaaS

When partnering with a DaaS provider, you start to eliminate the need to manage and maintain a fleet of devices, A comprehensive DaaS program frees up the IT staff to focus on more strategic projects as part of their day-to-day jobs. Your DaaS partner will be responsible for dealing with device procurement, setup, maintenance and disposal.

At the same time, the company has full asset utilization, with the access to self-service portal order experience and quick device repairs including restoration of data. With more brand choices to best fit all of the personas in a company, employees now have access to be best-of-the-best equipment that they need to do their jobs accurately. With DaaS, companies now know the peak time to remove old or outdated devices from their rotation, not only are employees getting newer, better equipment, but on a more timely frequency.

Improve security with DaaS

DaaS addresses the challenges of ensuring secure data and technology by With the constant updating of technology comes the updating of the security systems that are important for technology assets for both in-office and remote employees.

Also, as part of the DaaS offering, IT asset disposition (ITAD) is automatically included in the lease of every individual device. This means that all sensitive data is completely removed from a device before that device is remarketed or destroyed -- ensuring that information does not end up in the wrong hands by accident.This is one less step that the IT department has to worry about and one less headache that will keep the CIO awake at night.

Partner with a trusted professional for full IT asset lifecycle management with DaaS. Contact us today to learn more.

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  • Steven Pike's picture

    Steven Pike

    Vice President, Professional Services & Sales Enablement

    Steve Pike is Vice President of Professional Services & Sales Enablement and owns the design and implementation of the company's mobility portfolio of services.

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