We’ve all heard of Subscription as a Service (SaaS) models but how many of you have heard of PC as a Service (PCaaS)? I’m betting not many of you. But that’s all about to change.
It was not too long ago that we all had to buy physical copies of software and constantly had to fork out cash to upgrade to the latest versions of our favourite programs or operating systems. But today we get most of our software needs delivered via subscription solutions, whether that’s cloud accounting or the latest word processing programs, SaaS is part of most businesses owners’ everyday life.
Now PCs are moving to a similar model, whereby those businesses who may not have the capital to invest in upgrading all their hardware in one go can opt to use PCaaS instead.
Companies like Lenovo, Dell and HP are all offering variations of this model which combines hardware, software and support into a single solution at a fixed monthly cost. This gives businesses the freedom to manage their cash flow more effectively while also taking the hassle of IT management out of their hands.
So, is PCaaS right for your business?
Here are a few things to consider before making the decision to purchase outright or opt for the PCaaS model instead…
PCaaS allows you to have complete end-to-end lifecycle management of your equipment.
PCaaS delivers the IT assets you need when you need them and provides the option to scale up or down as your business evolves
According to recent research from Forrester conducted for Intel and Dell, PCaaS can deliver big savings for small businesses (as much as 25 per cent). While IT departments are freed up to focus on other elements of the business such as transformation rather than maintenance. It’s a win-win for staff and business owners.
PCaaS simplifies the entire process of buying, managing and refreshing your business’s PC assets. It also ensures you have a predictable cost for your business across the entire PC lifecycle. This means no more nasty surprises if something fails and needs to be replaced. With PCaaS it’s simple to swap new equipment in and get access to technical support whenever it’s needed.
And if you’re worried about security, there’s more good news. There are PCaaS options which allow you to bundle a suite of security options into your service to ensure your data is safe.
Best of all, PCaaS is incredibly flexible. It lets you choose the right hardware for your team and the job they need to do and you have a single point of contact to manage your contract from whoa-to-go.
With digital and workforce transformation exploding, the way people work is changing. PCaaS responds to that shift by providing a simple solution that lets you manage your business’s IT needs through the entire PC lifecycle in a flexible manner that’s relevant and tailored to your business. It’s a win-win.