Just as a managed IT provider should be helping craft the overall technology strategy for your business, leasing allows your MSP to manage the entire hardware lifecycle as well.
Traditionally, C-level executives and internal IT personnel will develop short- and long-term goals for your IT equipment like when a server needs to be upgraded, when new workstations need to be rotated into the workforce, and so on. Leasing equipment doesn’t mean executives are left out of the decision making, it just means that those plans no longer need to be executed in a cumbersome way.
Leasing also demands a higher standard of equipment tracking throughout the organization. In order to ensure all equipment is returned to the lessor when the time comes, an IT asset management plan must be created. Luckily, if you are already working with a managed services provider, there is a good chance a plan is already in place. Essentially, this plan will allow you to swiftly make upgrades when the time comes. In other words, the transition no longer comes with a headache.
Sure, everyone knows that awesome feeling when you boot up a brand new computer. Everything is fast, the OS is clean, and the hardware itself is slick. However, we all also know how this feeling doesn’t last.
The easier upgrade process that leasing allows will eliminate the struggle at the end of the equipment lifecycle by injecting some predictability into the equation. When you know it’s time for an upgrade, the angst about old hardware will be dramatically lower.