What Is Hardware-As-A-Service And Why Should I Consider It For My Business?
Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is where you lease your computer equipment from an IT provider like SilverPoint Systems. Essentially, you're renting rather than purchasing computer hardware.
HaaS also includes all the administration and maintenance of the hardware in your plan, so you don't have to worry about upgrades or downtime from computer crashes. SilverPoint Systems takes on all the responsibilities and licensing.
How Does Hardware-As-A-Service Work?
The hardware is brought to your site and provided for a monthly subscription rate, much like paying for managed IT services. You lease the equipment directly from us.
You’re essentially paying for a service rather than for the equipment. Your HaaS agreement can provide for infrastructure hardware, operating systems, servers, desktops, laptops, routers, switches, firewalls, software, and warranty services.
Think of HaaS as a rental agreement for computing hardware that includes service, support, and maintenance. This makes it a completed managed hardware solution. Everything you need from your IT Technology is covered under your agreement. It ensures that your organization will benefit from the best computing hardware on the market for a specified period of time.
How Do We Pay For Hardware-as-a-Service?
Rather than spending your hard-earned cash on computers, servers and more, you lease them. You can convert large capital expenses into more affordable operating expenses. You can also free up your cash and have more working capital for other pressing business needs. Additionally, HaaS is a great way to reduce your operating costs and overhead. And, because you pay the same amount each month, it’s easy to budget for and your costs will be predictable. No more replacing expensive hardware that you didn’t plan for.
Will We Have To Maintain Our HaaS Computers?
HaaS delivers a high level of service and reliability. It comes with ongoing support to ensure the best operating practices are implemented. The equipment and service are included in our Service Level Agreement so you don’t have to deal with equipment failure or system crashes. As mentioned, Hardware-as-a-Service is a fully managed service offering. It not only provides all the computing hardware you need, but includes all the maintenance, security, monitoring, and support that you require, all in one package.
Do We Need To Upgrade Our HaaS Hardware?
No – Your agreement includes the repair and/or replacement of broken hardware, as well as timely upgrades so you’ll always be using state-of-the-art technology. This eliminates concerns that come with the purchase of new equipment.
Using HaaS eliminates any worries about whether your equipment will function as it should. All of this is handled for you. You'll know that your hardware is always updated and will run smoothly. All of your issues will be resolved quickly. And when your computers run as they should, your staff’s productivity is enhanced.
Since all your support and service is provided in the agreement, you'll never have to worry about upgrades. Everything will be taken care of for you.
What If We Need To Add Or Delete Hardware As Our Business Needs Change?
Using Hardware-as-a-Service provides the scalability and flexibility businesses require. If your company grows and you need additional computers or other equipment, we can add them to your contract. The same goes if your business slows down and you don’t need as much hardware as you initially requested.
You’ll never be stuck with computer equipment you no longer need. You can grow your business and have access to the computing hardware you require or downsize, and we'll remove what you don’t require. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you’re using just what you need to – nothing more, nothing less.
How Do We Know What Computer Equipment To Include In Our HaaS Contract?
You’ll have the support and advice from experts who will assess your business operations and advise you on the best equipment for your needs. With computer technology evolving so rapidly, it’s difficult for business owners and managers to keep up with new features and improvements. You’ll always have access to expert advice that will help you make the best decisions for your organization.
Will Our HaaS Equipment Be Secure?
You’ll benefit from better security when you use HaaS. As mentioned earlier, all of your hardware will be updated to ensure the best IT security. For example, if you need a newer, more secure computer, it will be provided. HaaS is an excellent solution to the IT security problem.
HaaS can provide more benefits than we’ve talked about here. It’s a great solution to add to your strategic technology plan.
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