Enter, Device as a Service (DaaS): What is it & how does it work?
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DaaS is a modern-day supply chain model for device management and it’s growing into a popular business solution, especially for SMEs that don’t really have the resources to invest in so much hardware all at once. That said, this type of approach isn’t new — it’s been prevalent throughout the enterprise for quite some time with printers and copiers.
Anyway, how does it work? Well, instead of buying all your tech hardware outright, you have the flexibility to pay a monthly subscription to lease the hardware devices such as laptops, tablets and accessories together with life-cycle servicing, run-up and deployment into a single monthly, per-person contract. You would spend less money upfront (OR NOT, if you subscribe to DaaS solutions like SNS OnePlan™).
It’s a pretty straightforward concept, like subscribing to Netflix or Amazon Web Services. That said, it can still be confusing for many businesses since there are actually several different concepts known as DaaS in modern business tech — Data as a Service or Desktop as a Service. So, be sure to do your due diligence.
FYI, DaaS solutions come with far more advantages than standard leasing:
So, how does DaaS help your business grow while spending less?
1. Free up CapEx on your balance sheet
Buying hardware directly involves a substantial amount of expenditure. This can be difficult when your businesses don’t necessarily have the additional capital to spend on non-revenue driving activities.
However, fret not! With a service-based solution like DaaS in place, you can shift the model from capital expenditure (CapEx) to operation expenditure (OpEx). This means you can scale the number of devices up AND down to suit your business needs, reducing its cost.
|Procuring Device||DaaS (SNS OnePlan™)|
|Support & Maintenance||Support from the internal IT team||Support is provided as part of the contract|
|Scalability||Fixed (cost more)||Pay-per-use (cost-efficient)|
|Device End of Life||Non-predictable refresh cycles and budget||End-of-use devices are safely & securely removed & recycled|
As you can see, devices have costs associated with them over time. It would be due to accidental damage, loss (for remote workers), fair wear and tear, security breaches etc. These things cost your business in repairs and maintenance. But with DaaS, you only pay for what you need as the costs can be calculated on a per-user basis. This helps you to get predictable costs and reduce the total cost of ownership and lifecycle services bundled in one package.
2. Secure updated technology
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Technology progresses incredibly quickly these days. And DaaS is an excellent solution to avoid being trapped with the same devices for years while new generations keep coming out. It covers your device management and updates to keep your workforce current. All you have to do is update the devices when you renew the lease – problem solved!
By shifting the responsibility and costs of secure device disposal from the organisation to the provider, your business can achieve greater efficiency during budget and hardware refreshes.
For example, one of the DaaS providers in Malaysia, SNS Network is certified as Intel Device as a Service Specialist. This means that they have demonstrated deep experience in implementing Intel®-based solutions. They also have access to a number of value-added benefits from Intel that differentiate them from competitors to create better solutions for you.
With its SNS OnePlan™, you’ll be offered a smart and simplified solution that provides a wide selection of devices that also include those built on the Intel vPro® platform with device lifecycle services.
As some of you might know, devices built on the Intel vPro® platform are ideal for SMEs/SMBs of all sizes. It’s an excellent choice as it provides business-class performance, hardware-enhanced security features, remote management capabilities, and platform stability. You can read more about it HERE.
3. Reduce IT requests and responsibilities
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As part of a DaaS solution, you (customers) can receive expedited assistance if troubleshooting or a repair is necessary, which helps in reducing employee downtime. Also, without an IT support system in place, you’d lose hours of employee productivity every year while they attempt to troubleshoot technical issues and make updates on their own.
For example, besides offering a wide selection of modern and latest Intel® Core™ devices with device lifecycle services, the SNS OnePlan™ also comes with end-to-end servicing support, which includes everything from consultation and deployment to maintenance.
What do you think? Does the DaaS approach align with your business’ technology goals?
All in all, using a DaaS model lets businesses scale devices up and down as necessary while updating hardware fast and frequently without adding to day-to-day operations. You no need to waste any more time or talent on updating the technology your teams rely on.
If you’re looking for a DaaS provider, you might want to give SNS OnePlan™ a go - With no upfront payment and from as low as RM4.80* per day, this subscription-based service bundles the leasing of devices, lifecycle management, run-up, and deployment into a single monthly contract. Even better, it comes with end-to-end servicing support, which includes everything from consultation and deployment to maintenance.
Lastly, if your business needs to operate on a leaner budget, don’t worry about it as they also offer flexible payment solutions with terms that scale and work for your business.
To know more about or to inquire about SNS OnePlan™, CLICK HERE.
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