Hardware-as-a-Service or HaaS as its often referred, is a service where computing is leased from a central provider to the user.
With this model the customer is choosing to rent IT hardware, rather than purchase and manage the constant upkeep that comes with owning the hardware outright. By leasing hardware, the maintenance and support are also included with the solution. As TechTarget defines, HaaS is a pay-as-you-go model. Cost, scalability and security are all advantages of choosing the HaaS model.
Manage Your Budget
A major benefit of a HaaS solution is that it requires no up-front capital investment. Instead, the user can agree on a flat monthly fee to lease the hardware over an agreed period of time. As a result, an organisation can effectively budget for hardware costs and upkeep, rather than spend an exorbitant upfront cost when large amounts of aging hardware require an update.
The cost of the equipment, support and all maintenance are included into the monthly agreed payment, which also ensures effective planning for the user to manage the cost into predictable yearly budgets, rather than all at once.
A Trusted HaaS Partner
To put simply, outsourcing ownership and responsibility of hardware and software/support to a trusted partner allows you to spend time focusing on what you do best – growing your business. Choosing a HaaS solution places the responsibility on the provider to manage the equipment and ensure everything is working effectively.
By leaving your IT environment to grow and develop as needed through a trusted partner, your organisation can spend its energy doing what it does best. Less tech frustrations ensure greater productivity for your organisation as a whole.
The needs of an organisation’s tech environment changes dependent upon a variety of factors. By working with a HaaS solution, an organisation has the flexibility to scale up or down with its IT environment.
Your organisation should be using technology to enhance productivity. Utilising software and hardware effectively to achieve this is an added benefit of adopting HaaS.
Ensure Security with HaaS
Ensuring your software remains updated isn’t the only requirement to enabling IT security – your hardware needs to as well. By deploying HaaS, it is far easier to update to new hardware as needed, rather than waiting out a specific time period. Regular technology upkeep is time consuming and can often be left forgotten by an organisation whose primary focus is not its technology.
Deciding whether HaaS is the best fit for your organisation begins with the size of your organisation, the annual cost spent on your IT and the impact technology has to the overall running of your organisation. It will also depend on what hardware your organisation uses. Speaking to an expert IT provider can assist organisations who are looking towards a HaaS solution.