In today’s business world, people are no longer content just to sit at their desks and handle their daily work responsibilities on antiquated computers – they have expectations for devices that are far more sophisticated than that. Employees nowadays demand workplace modernization, and they want a wide range of mobile devices that can help them stay productive at all times, whether they’re in the office or on the road.
For IT executives charged with managing all these devices, the task at hand is not an easy one. That’s especially the case when your company needs to handle a dynamic workforce with ever-changing device requirements. Is your business growing? Is it downsizing? Is it dealing with seasonal fluctuations in staffing needs? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’ve probably got a challenge on your hands.
There is one solution to that challenge that’s become more prominent in recent years, and that’s Device as a Service (DaaS). IT decision-makers are coming to realize that they don’t need to procure every single device on their own and manage them personally; instead, they can offload that work to a business partner and have the partner purchase and deploy every device their employees need. According to BizTech Magazine, this idea has really taken off in the last five years – and the need to respond to dynamic device needs is a big reason why.
“If another company is acquired, you have the option to flex up,” said Susan Middleton, research director at IDC. “It reduces total cost, but it also provides better scalability – those are really the reasons people are embracing Device as a Service.”
Adopting DaaS is more necessary right now than ever. According to the latest IDC research, 50% of IT managers say they spend too much time coordinating people’s devices, and 63% say that the time they spend on those devices would be better allocated to other projects. And these statistics are just averages. They’re likely to skew higher for organizations with dynamic needs – such as small businesses that are still growing, or retail stores that go through seasonal changes in personnel.
Luckily, with DaaS, you can get the complete package all in one place. Zones offers you a way to shop for desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones and everything else all in one fell swoop, and all you have to do is pay one tidy subscription fee. For your money, you get the whole deal – solution design, delivery, device deployment and disposal, configuration or registration to MDM, oversight and management, and device and user support. This is truly the most cost-effective way to manage your employees’ technology needs. It’s a little-known fact, but it’s true – the vast majority of the cost of an employee’s device isn’t in the device itself. It’s in the service, support, software management and disposal required to manage the device’s full lifecycle.
Zones is here as a strategic ally to help you handle all of the above. We have a team of Solution Architects on board who can draw up the perfect technology blueprint that will fit your employees’ needs. We also have connections to all the major device vendors – including Apple, HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Microsoft – and we maintain a vendor-agnostic position, meaning we’re happy to procure whatever devices work best for you. Pick any device, from any of our OEMs, and we’ll make sure your service needs are covered.
Our Device as a Service offerings are just one part of our multi-faceted approach to Workplace Modernization. Our website is loaded with additional resources on how we can transform your office.