Purchasing pcs, laptops, tablets and phones for your business can be expensive, time consuming and unpredictable. Getting rid of out of date, unreliable and unsupported devices isn’t always straightforward either – so obsolete kit can easily start piling up.
Now there is a way to get the tech your business needs to thrive, kept up to date, and with zero waste, all at an affordable, set monthly cost; equipping your people to work anywhere, anytime; collaborating better, exceeding customer expectations and keeping you ahead of the competition.
7 Top Reasons
1. Cost of Obsolescence
All technology will eventually become obsolete. When you lease a device, you’re effectively handing over the financial cost of that obsolescence to the leasing company, and in return gaining access to the latest technology and most efficient equipment.
2. Compliance and Security
Organisations running legacy hardware are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack. Once operating systems are no longer being supported and patching stops, devices become targets of cybercriminals.
3. Predictable Expenditure and Greater Cash Flow Control
The purchase of computer equipment represents substantial expenditure – a capital outlay that may be needed elsewhere in the business. Leasing preserves cashflow whilst still ensuring your people still have the tech that they need.
There’ll be times when you need to react to changing market conditions, for example by taking on additional staff, or equipping existing teams with new or different technology. You’ll need timely access to devices designed to support the user, rather than make do with legacy devices.
5. Speed and Efficiency
As assets such as laptops and desktops age, they can start to become less reliable, impacting on productivity and pushing up maintenance costs. Up to date technology can reduce the time lost through hardware and software problems.
Technology is at the heart of most businesses, and as we move to digital and cloud based apps, this will be increasingly key to business success. Equipment which is not fit for purpose can have a detrimental effect on performance and productivity, and ultimately, profitability.
7. Easy Disposal and Secure Data Erasure
Getting rid of your legacy IT hardware when it has come to the end of its useful life isn’t always easy. You can’t just throw a computer away, with disposal methods obliged to abide by WEEE rules. Options include choosing a charity which will refurbish the device, recycle via the hardware company itself or handover the process to a professional IT recycling company. All of these options, however, take time to research – with the added concern of not necessarily knowing what becomes of your device.
Leased devices are simply returned to the leasing company, who then safely and securely purge all data, before recycling and in cases reselling devices onwards. You will receive the appropriate documentation, certifying that any data on the device has been erased, as required for compliance and GDPR purposes.
It's the purchase model that more and more companies are opting for, according to Gartner, who estimate that by next year, 30% of business devices will be purchased through an opex model.