Hardware as a Service, or HaaS, is a simple way for your business to get the IT equipment it needs at a fraction of the cost. This helps ensure your technology is consistently up-to-date and makes mass upgrades not only feasible, but easy (finally say goodbye to your old Windows 7 PCs!). Similar to a rental or lease agreement, the HaaS model lets you incrementally pay your managed services provider (MSP) for reliable, top of the line technology and all associated maintenance. Read below to learn about 3 of the biggest benefits of HaaS.
Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase and self-install equipment such as a firewalls, computers, or access points outright, the HaaS model features no upfront or installation charges. Instead, most MSPs charge a flat, monthly fee for an agreed upon term so your budget is always predictable. This lets you get the technology you desperately need fast and with little risk.
There are also tax benefits associated with HaaS. Instead of being considered a capital expenditure, HaaS hardware is a service that’s provided by a third party vendor and therefore a tax deductible business expenditure. This reduces your tax liability and saves you some green.
You don’t need to put specialized IT staff on the payroll to take care of your technology. With HaaS, you and your employees aren’t responsible for the upkeep of your covered hardware. Your chosen MSP installs, supports, and maintains your devices. If something breaks while under contract, all replacement and restoration services are generally also covered.
Streamlined changes & upgrades
One of the few things you can absolutely count on in the business world is that things are never constant. Whether you hit a growth spurt, have to make cutbacks, or decide to switch gears, your hardware needs will inevitably change over time. HaaS offers more flexibility than when you purchase hardware on the fly which makes it easier for your business to adapt to these fluctuations.
Once your HaaS term is over, hardware refreshes are a piece of cake with MSP guidance so you’ll always have the latest and greatest technology at your fingertips.