4 reasons why Aussie businesses are flocking to Device as a Service (DaaS)
With a recent dramatic shift in the way employees work, flexibility is now more important than ever. It has become vital for employers to make sure their teams have the right devices to do their jobs effectively, no matter where and when they work.
Many businesses are moving with the times and improving and adapting their IT systems in this new work-from-home era. However, the increasing decentralisation of staff means the traditional way of procuring and supporting IT hardware has become more challenging.
Not having all your staff in one central location can put huge pressure on an internal IT team, who find their time stretched to capacity across various responsibilities and projects.
Forum Group’s Device as a Service (DaaS) offering provides businesses with an answer to their problems in procuring, managing and supporting IT hardware. The subscription-based DaaS model covers every aspect of device management and support, including servicing, updates, and lifecycle management. This frees up IT and admin team members to spend time on more valuable tasks and less on managing devices.
For example, DaaS is a great option for businesses who want to maximise their asset utilisation. The number and types of devices are matched exactly to what each employee needs, so you don’t have the age-old problem of outdated or excess devices left gathering dust in a corner.
With DaaS, you can get devices when you need them, including being able to scale up or down as your requirements change. Device refreshing and servicing is also taken care of for you, so you don’t have to worry about them being out-of-date or unsecure.
Why DaaS is becoming the new norm for Device Management
Here are four reasons why DaaS is fast becoming the preference for device management for many Australian businesses.
1. Frees up staff time
Outsourcing device management to a specialist partner significantly reduces admin tasks and eliminates IT bottlenecks. This lets IT teams focus on more valuable, strategic initiatives, rather than time-consuming and low-value activities like device procurement and support. This reallocation of resources is one of the key benefits of a DaaS shift, freeing up IT teams to focus on more pressing tasks.
2. Helps employees be more productive
Easier procurement and faster device deployment means staff members are set up and ready to go from day one, boosting productivity. Ongoing support ensures they don’t have to endure significant downtime and they can hot-swap devices if they need to. When all devices are aligned using DaaS, every meeting room, hot desk, or home office has the same (and correct cables) and adapters. This provides a seamless transition between workspaces and ensures uninterrupted productivity.
3. Helps future-proof your business
The workplace of the future isn’t bound by a physical space as work is becoming more mobile and more agile. Nowadays hybrid solutions are common, where employees work from home some days and the rest of the time from an office. This highlights why it’s crucial for business support systems and technology to provide flexibility. DaaS removes the financial barriers to creating flexible workspaces and lets businesses adopt the latest technology, while facilitating connections between locations and devices at the same time.
4. Cash flow management
Upgrading an entire fleet of office hardware can be a significant expense, so it’s not uncommon for businesses to delay upgrades until devices reach their end of life. DaaS offers transparent and predictable pricing, meaning businesses don’t have to compromise productivity for cashflow. By matching business needs to the right devices, you only pay for what you need. This ensures capital isn’t tied up and can be used for other business investments and opportunities.
Start getting more out of your devices for less
Technology is constantly evolving, but it can be challenging for businesses to keep up with every update to hardware and software. Consolidating these services and support into a device management subscription with DaaS makes this easier and accessible to businesses of all sizes.
If any, or all, of the reasons above for switching to DaaS resonate with you and could address some of your business challenges, this model is worth considering before you make any further investments in business technology.
Get in touch to find out more about Forum Group’s DaaS solution. Our team will be in touch to help you find the best solution for your business needs.
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