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Traditional Procurement vs. Device as a Service

Traditional Procurement vs. Device as a Service

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses face critical decisions when it comes to managing their IT assets. When it comes to procurement processes like replacing outdated devices or upgrading your fleet, there are many services that could be added for no additional price that customers may not know about. We want to explain how LyncVerse's lifecycle management services optimize IT operations through Device as a Service (DaaS)--let’s get to it. 

Traditional Procurement: The Challenges

Traditional IT procurement involves significant upfront capital investment. Because you’re typically replacing several devices at once, companies tend to purchase their new PCs, laptops, or mobile devices from the low-cost leader, meaning the business that will offer the cheapest deal. This model often leads to overdue upgrade cycles as businesses feel pressured to extend the lifespan of their devices to maximize the return on investment, and extend the length of time between replacing devices. This can adversely affect productivity and expose the organization to security vulnerabilities due to outdated software and hardware. 

Cheap up-front can be expensive in the long run. It’s understandable that businesses highly prioritize price, but some develop tunnel vision around what’s cheap, and make the mistake of sacrificing important features of the procurement process for a less expensive deal. Moreover, managing these assets internally incurs substantial IT costs. The processes involved in maintaining, updating, and securing devices, along with handling end-of-life disposal, require dedicated staff time and resources. This can either end up being a burden for the staff tasked with managing those tasks, or lead to those tasks being neglected. 

Device as a Service: A Modern Solution

In contrast, DaaS offers a more flexible and cost-effective approach. This model bundles devices with the latest software, accessories, and lifecycle management services into a single subscription fee. Through DaaS, businesses enjoy access to the latest technology without the hefty initial outlay associated with traditional procurement. This shift from capital expenditures to operating expenses results in improved cash flow management and removes the financial burden of obsolescence.

DaaS also enhances operational predictability and scalability. Businesses can scale their device needs up or down based on current requirements, with the flexibility to upgrade to newer models as technology advances. This adaptability is crucial for staying competitive in a technology-driven market.

Furthermore, the DaaS model incorporates high-level security across all devices, reducing the risks associated with data breaches and cyber threats. Subscribing to a DaaS provider means businesses benefit from consistent security updates and management, alleviating the burden on internal IT teams.

The option for flexible subscription and financing through DaaS also simplifies transitions, such as to Windows 10. Companies can achieve this with minimal disruption to daily operations, ensuring continuity and stability.

LyncVerse’s Lifecycle Management Services

At the heart of LyncVerse’s offering is an integrated lifecycle management process that supports clients from initial procurement through to device disposal. Our services are designed to handle every aspect of your IT environment, allowing your business to thrive without the logistical headaches associated with traditional asset management.

LyncVerse’s DaaS solution includes:

  • Procurement and Configuration: We source the latest devices that best suit your business needs and handle all configuration and setup before the devices even reach your door. This turnkey solution ensures that you can deploy new technologies quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintenance and Updates: Our team continuously monitors and maintains the hardware and software on all devices, ensuring they are always running optimally with the latest patches and updates. This proactive approach minimizes downtime and keeps your systems secure.
  •  Additional Services and Support: From imaging, to asset tagging, to warranty monitoring, to on-site support, we provide hands-on assistance through every step of the procurement cycle. We tailor solutions to fit your business needs with every detail. 
  • Microsoft Cloud Computing: At LyncVerse, we help clients with the implementation and optimization of Microsoft Intune. Intune is a cloud service that helps you centrally manage and secure your PCs through a simple web-based console. It enables users to work on the device of their choice, while unifying your computing environment under a secure, easily-managed system. 

Through our comprehensive DaaS offering, LyncVerse enables businesses to offload the complexities of IT management. This allows our clients to focus more on strategic initiatives that drive growth and innovation.

We Make the Choice Easy

We get it: choosing between traditional procurement and Device as a Service depends on various factors, from budget to IT capabilities to business objectives. For organizations aiming to stay at the forefront of technology without the associated risks and costs, DaaS presents a compelling alternative. With LyncVerse's lifecycle management services, businesses can not only streamline their IT operations but also enhance their overall competitiveness in an increasingly digital world.

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