In business, standing still is not an option. This is especially true when it comes to IT – if you’re not moving ahead, you will be left behind. Most businesses understand that they must improve efficiency, quality, and speed while minimizing costs to remain competitive in the markets they serve. While this is a constant struggle for many businesses, it’s even more difficult when technology is holding them back.
It is this conundrum that has spurred the adoption rate of the ‘as-a-service’ model in recent years. We typically see the as-a-service models deployed in software, platforms, and infrastructure, but many businesses are now applying this to IT hardware as well.
Why Businesses are Looking at Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS)
Hardware-as-a-service, or HaaS, provides businesses with a few unique benefits that help IT departments get out of the hardware game and focus on more strategic technology initiatives. Here are a few of the benefits cited by HaaS customers.
Reduce CAPEX – The large upfront investment in hardware, traditionally a capital expense, is replaced by a fixed monthly charge. This operational expense makes budgeting for technology much easier and more palatable for businesses working to control IT costs.
Improve hardware performance – Vendors are now responsible for the ongoing maintenance and upgrades. This allows for a reduction in neglect and outdated firmware, resulting in more reliable hardware performance.
Enjoy cutting-edge technology – The rapid pace of technological innovation no longer saddles businesses with old technology. Businesses are able to refresh hardware as new models come along without extensive research and time-consuming implementation.
Free up IT staff – IT staff, who are often already stretched thin, can focus on strategic IT initiatives rather than deploying, maintaining, and supporting a myriad of hardware.
Is your IT department ready to get out of the hardware business?
Hardware-as-a-Service gives you all of the benefits of the “as-a-service” model and allows for a more strategic approach to your IT landscape. If you’re ready to get out of the hardware business and back into your business, let LanYap Networks help. Just give us a call.