What is Device as a Service? It’s the Flexible Subscription Solution for your Tech

18th November 2020
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What is Device as a Service (DaaS)?

Device as a Service helps businesses manage budgets by taking hardware devices, from laptops, tablets, smartphones, or desktops, and bundling them together with services such as technical support, as well as software, all offered under a monthly subscription fee. It’s simply another form of subscription, paying a monthly fee rather than a lump sum up-front.

We have all become used to the subscription model over the past decade, with mobile phone, Netflix, and Amazon TV subscriptions, to name but a few, and DaaS is just the same for your tech. There are many companies who already lease hardware from a supplier – like all of our fantastic customers! – but DaaS isn’t just leasing by another name.

With added extras such as security, inventory monitoring, remote deployment and device wiping, and reporting, as well as software updates and app management. A DaaS is complete hardware management in a package.

Why Choose Device as a Service (DaaS)?

There has been a dramatic shift in the way we work in 2020, with companies entire workforce working from home. With uncertain times ahead, flexibility is now more important than ever, with those companies needing agile solutions and the ability to evolve and develop their IT fleet as business needs change.

This need for flexibility has led to companies reviewing their IT devices and scrambling to switch from desktops to laptops – a recent report from HP says that 92% of those making IT decisions for businesses are changing the types of devices they are buying.

There are many reasons for this change, from the need for more portable mobile devices to security worries. That same HP report says that 56% of IT decision-makers are buying a higher proportion of portable devices instead of desktops, with 35% planning to purchase devices with built-in security in the BIOS when they do switch.

Given the current economic climate, it’s unlikely that many organisations will have the Capex budget they’ll need to make this upgrade to their hardware, which is where device as a service comes in. Device as a Service, or DaaS, removes that up-front cost, with affordable subscription payments and many other advantages, it’s not just for those companies looking to make a huge change to it’s IT fleet. It’s likely that DaaS will become the way most businesses access their tech in future.

What are the advantages of Device as a Service (DaaS)?

The main advantage for business is, of course, the financial one. It’s a crucial time for businesses to hold on to their cash flow, with budgets tight and huge disruption to our normal working lives.

Even in “normal” times a full refresh of your IT fleet is a Capex nightmare, and those new devices you spend all your cash on begin to depreciate in value as soon as they hit desks. Tech changes at a rate of knots too, so it’s likely that your shiny new devices will soon become dull, slow, and out of date, leaving you trailing behind your competitors.

A DaaS solution shifts the cost of your new tech from Capex to Opex and means you don’t have a huge up-front cost to find. Instead, the cost is spread out over the duration of the contract. DaaS is flexible too, allowing you to flex up, or down, quickly as your business needs it.

You also won’t have a dusty cupboard, or room, full of old and out of date hardware. Your DaaS supplier will remove devices you no longer require, saving you the trouble and cost of disposing of them. All the while, all of the devices in your business are fresh and have the latest technology, meaning all of the business critical software and applications you need won’t be held back by old hardware.

Devices for Teams – a DaaS Solution from HardSoft

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Devices for Teams is an agile subscription solution for growing businesses who need the ability to add, change and return their devices to suit changing times and projects, as well as changing teams. We can help you whether you need laptops, desktops, phones or tablets from Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Lenovo – our flexible DaaS solution eases budget concerns and allows you to adapt your IT for longer term success.

5 Steps to a Devices for Teams Device as a Service DaaS

  1. Choose from Apple, Surface, Dell, HP, Lenovo, iPad, iPhone, whatever you need we have it covered
  2. Receive a quote and trade-in your old devices for a discount.
  3. Place your order.
  4. Book your delivery – we can pre-configure your new devices so they’re ready to go straight out of the box.
  5. Enjoy the flexibility of Devices for Teams!

All Devices for Teams devices are covered by our 360 degree service wrapper, including our full warranty, technical support, and preconfigured loan devices.

For more information about DaaS solutions and our Devices for Teams subscription, give our expert team a call on 020 7111 1643 or email sales@hardsoft.co.uk