Look around your office – Do you see a wide range of computing devices in use? A younger, more mobile workforce is demanding the latest in laptops, tablets, and smartphones and everyone Is working and collaborating on multiple devices.
Managing this ever-growing lineup of devices poses a huge challenge for resource-constrained technology departments.
So much so that a recent survey found that providing proper support for hardware and software was one of the technology department’s top-three challenges Device management accounted for 14% of a technology team's time because much of this lifecycle management — such as staging, updating, inventory management, and disposal — is highly administrative, and prevents technology departments from focusing on more strategic initiatives.
That is where Technology as a Service becomes extremely effective . This new model for procuring and managing enterprise devices, Technology as a Service (TaaS), promises much needed relief. According to CIO Magazine, TaaS will "unburden technology departments with lower, more predictable costs, access to the latest technology, and increased security."
What is TaaS?
TaaS combines hardware leasing and end-to-end office 365 services, as well as other managed services into a customized single, per-device, monthly contract. It includes full asset management, managed services, and a range of technology refresh options. Under the TaaS model, enterprises scale the number of devices up or down to meet the demands of the business, and refresh technology over time and based on employees’ requirements.
Here are the four key reasons why you should consider TaaS now:
1. TaaS provides Help for overburdened IT departments and conserves IT Budget Money
HPI’s TaaS program shifts the burden of device lifecycle management from your technology departments to HPI.
TaaS makes it easy to standardize hardware and software configurations. it allows for the rapid deployment of new or replacement technology.
IDC reports that purchasing hardware consumes almost a quarter of corporate technology budgets.
2. TaaS Expends less of your Budget Money:
Your organization will save significant revenue when hardware and lifecycle services are bundled together.
The TaaS model also allows companies to free-up cash by converting your technology purchases from a Cap-X model to an Op-X model, Budgets that would have otherwise been earmarked for the upfront and out-of-pocket expenses of the traditional, one-time purchase model can now be used for other expenditures.
TaaS also eliminates time-consuming negotiations and bulk hardware purchases, allowing companies to update and replace hardware when necessary. TaaS allows for the latest updates on hardware and software to be pushed down automatically – allowing for your end users to take advantage of the latest technology without utilizing valuable resources to get those updates.
2. TaaS frees up valuable IT time allowing you to manage Business, not Devices:
Business units (BUs) are less concerned with the complexities of supporting technology and more about making sure their teams have the right devices and support.
It’s all about speed — with TaaS in place, BUs will see new devices deployed quickly and seamlessly, with minimal interruptions during upgrades or refreshes.
BUs also have a keen focus on cost control and will appreciate the ability to flex their device counts up or down based on seasonal or project resource requirements, while accruing the associated cost savings.
3. TaaS Puts the power where it belongs — with Your Users
Technology is a key competitive differentiator, but only if you can put it into the hands of your users. Businesses know it, and employees know it too. Almost two out of three potential job candidates say that technology would have a bearing on whether they accepted or passed on a new job, and 26% said that poor workplace technology would likely make them quit their job.
TaaS frees up your technology department while ensuring your team has the right technology in hand to get the job done — all with an eye to the bottom line.
So get In touch with us today so that we can start you on your Taas Journey
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