Hardware as a Service
With in-house IT resources often stretched to capacity, it can be a struggle for companies to find the necessary time and effort to deploy, manage and maintain the IT infrastructure as well as an ecosystem of devices and software across their entire organisation.
AAG is aware that your business is always growing, therefore we are providing an IT solution that allows your hardware to grow with you. With Hardware as a Service (also known as Technology as a Service) you can purchase hardware and software plus a range of other services, all on a pay-as-you-go model.
In addition to freeing up time and finances to focus on other areas of the business, customers know exactly how much they are spending each month and can plan their budgets accordingly.
Businesses of all sizes are shifting towards a services-based, pay-as-you-go model for their IT consumption. Here are the five main benefits of Hardware as a Service:
1. Reduced Capital Expense
By not having to spend a lot of money upfront for your next major hardware upgrade, HaaS has the financial benefit of converting a large capital expense into a more manageable operating expense. This can free up your cash flow and provide more working capital, which is critical to any organisation.
2. Say Goodbye to Obsolescence
A HaaS solution includes not only repair or replacement of broken hardware, but also timely upgrades to state-of-the-art technology. This eliminates a great deal of the buyer angst which so often accompanies IT purchases. HaaS is a great way to stay current with state-of-the-art technology specific to your industry and business goals and needs.
3. Better Troubleshooting and Maintenance
The proactive service model associated with HaaS delivers a high level of service integrity and operational reliability. Ongoing support and contact with AAG is also a good way to ensure the best operating practices are used with your hardware. Too often, new hardware is purchased and maintenance is neglected due to costs. With a HaaS solution, the equipment and service is included in the SLA.
HaaS has built in scalability. As your organisation grows and changes, so do your technology needs. With HaaS you can integrate any number of new components, from one to many, all depending on your business needs. In consultation with AAG, together we will decide what equipment is right for you.
5. Better Security
When it comes to IT hardware and security, new is often better. Network security sometimes requires both hardware and software updates. With HaaS, it is easy to upgrade to the latest hardware if it is necessary for security reasons or GDPR. Or, you may need a better or bigger appliance as a component of your backup and disaster recovery plan. Whatever your network security needs, HaaS can be a key part of the solution.