Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a service where computing is leased from a central provider to the user.

With a HaaS model, the customer is choosing to lease 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 HaaS solution and 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. As a result, an organisation can effectively budget for hardware costs and upkeep, rather than spend exorbitantly on upfront costs when large amounts of aging hardware require updating.

The cost of the equipment, support and maintenance is included in the monthly agreed payment, which also ensures effective planning for the user to manage the cost into predictable yearly budgets.

A Trusted HaaS Partner 

Outsourcing ownership and responsibilities of hardware, software and support to a trusted partner will allow you to spend time focusing on what you do best – growing your business. A trusted HaaS provider will manage the equipment and ensure everything is working effectively, for greater productivity across your organisation.

Improved Scalability 

The changes and needs of any organisation’s IT environment are dependent upon a variety of factors. With a HaaS model, an organisation has the flexibility to scale up or down with its technology.

Your organisation should be using technology to enhance productivity, and adopting the HaaS model will allow you to utilise software and hardware effectively to achieve this.

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 a HaaS solution, it is far easier to update to newer hardware.  Regular technology upkeep is time-consuming and can often be left forgotten by an organisation whose primary focus is not its technology.

Deciding whether a HaaS model 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 on the overall running of your organisation. Speaking to an expert IT provider can assist organisations who are looking towards a HaaS solution.