Desktop as a Service Vs Device as a Service

11th February 2020
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Both appreciated to DaaS, it’s not surprising that Desktop as a Service and Device as a Service are sometimes mixed up, but they are very different models. Device as a Service covers actual devices, whilst Desktop as a Service covers the desktop software only.

We’re comparing both DaaS models and looking at the benefits each model offers businesses.

What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud computing solution which delivers virtual desktops to any device, from anywhere in the world. It provides secure cloud-hosted desktops for emails and applications without the need for maintaining software.

A DaaS supplier will manage the deployment of the virtual desktop, as well as maintenance, updates, security, data backup and storage. This type of DaaS model is ideal for businesses who don’t want to manage their own software on-premises and invest in a dedicated IT team, but rather pay a subscription fee for a third-party cloud provider.

What is Device as a Service (DaaS)?

Device as a Service (DaaS) is almost like leasing your IT equipment, but it also offers more benefits than just the financial kind. DaaS is all about convenience, flexibility and efficiency. It will deploy, manage, maintain and support your devices in a way that is suited to the needs of your business. It allows businesses to add or remove devices, upgrade technology and manage all devices from a convenient dashboard without having to worry if something goes wrong.

Desktop as a Service VS. Device as a Service

When deciding which DaaS model is best for your business, it will come down to whether you need actual devices or just the software. With Desktop as a Service, you will need to supply your own devices for the third-party provider to install the cloud-based software onto, whereas Device as a Service will provide you with up-to-date devices, managed services, security and support.

Benefits of Desktop as a Service

  • Accessibility

DaaS allows you to access your desktop anywhere at any time over the internet. Using a device of your choice, you will have the freedom to access your desktop from a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

  • Improved security

Taking the security burden off a single device, DaaS is protected by an infrastructure with the highest levels of protection. Data is held and backed up in a secure environment rather than being vulnerable on a single device.

  • Lower operating costs

Removing the need for an in-house IT team, internal resources can be streamlined and operational costs can be lowered. There will also be a reduced need for space for power and cooling equipment.

  • Reliable and consistent

With full security, support and automatic updates, DaaS is a service that can be consistently relied on for access and performance.

Benefits of Device as a Service

  • Flexibility

DaaS provides the flexibility businesses need, allowing you to mix and match manufacturers and devices, add devices, take devices away and only pay for what your business really needs.

  • Efficiency

By streamlining hardware support, businesses can enhance IT efficiency with DaaS through one central point of contact. Plus, a DaaS provider will provide everything from deployment, optimisation, maintenance and disposal of devices.

  • Increase productivity

Productivity will be boosted in a workplace with devices that are always ready, consistently maintained and supported. DaaS will also proactively monitor performance, ensuring your devices are kept running smoothly at all times.

  • Predictable costs

By changing the way you finance IT equipment, you can increase cost efficiency and easily manage predictable costs.

Here at HardSoft, we offer Devices for Teams, to allow your business to always have the latest Apple and PC devices. Our unique and flexible DaaS (Device as a Service) subscription can be tailored to your needs in order to provide you with multiple devices for a single monthly fee.

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Devices for Teams – 15 x Apple devices for £90 per week

Ideal for businesses with between 50 – 400 people and devices, our DaaS model allows for additions, renewals and device returns. By only paying for what you use, you can have the latest tech when you need it, helping your business to grow and maintain the highest levels of service for your staff, projects and customers.

We also offer a 360 support wrapper and a three year inclusive support package. Our support help desk is available to help with any IT issues you may have and we provide a full imaging service, based on role types and IT requirements.

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If you would like to find out more about our DaaS service, Devices for Teams, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email, or call 020 7111 1643.