As any owner or CEO knows, there are plenty of challenges when growing your business from start-up to SMB and beyond.
Having the right hardware is an important part of this growth, allowing your workforce to be more productive and efficient while staying safe from the latest cyber threats. As remote and hybrid work become more of the norm, providing the support and updates they need is critical, as is the flexibility to scale up (or down) when needed.
Taking a device-as-a-service (DaaS) approach can go a long way in helping your business get what it needs without breaking the bank, while keeping your business and employees safe, efficient, and productive. But what exactly can DaaS do for you?
Flexibility and Scalability
First, a DaaS approach can make your business flexible. As your business grows, DaaS allows you to bring in more hardware and equipment, ensuring that new hires are never left dry at the top, or that your most mobile employees never lack the tool kit they need to get the job done.
If you have a big launch or event coming up, you may need some extra hardware firepower, so it might be a good idea to invest in some newer, more powerful equipment. DaaS appliances can often be provisioned and deployed quickly, which means you have less hassle or worry because you can focus on what matters.
Staying flexible also means keeping your balance sheet on the right uptrend – but more on that later.
Most DaaS options offer the ability to switch and bring back equipment to suit the business, so if you need to keep an eye on your budget, you can scale down your equipment fleet as needed – and restart when things get better again.
safety and supervision
Security has become an important issue for businesses of all sizes, as news of the latest cyberattacks grabs the headlines every day. You don’t want your company to be the next big thing, but that’s no reason to sacrifice success.
Equipping your workforce with the latest hardware means they are protected from the latest dangerous cyber threats, as hackers often target older devices that lack critical security support. Getting new equipment with all the latest upgrades and security patches goes a long way in keeping your employees safe.
With many of us now adopting hybrid or fully remote work, it’s more important than ever to ensure your on-the-go employees are protected — but so is understanding what they’re doing. Having a family of DaaS devices means you can oversee exactly who owns what, and hopefully that means nothing is misplaced or lost, which is a very common situation when employees leave.
If you do need further support or assistance, your DaaS provider will be there to provide the assistance you need to make the transition as easy as possible, leaving you free to focus on what matters most.
In the end, taking a DaaS approach can be a smart financial idea. In these times of global currency worries, it’s useful to have a platform that allows you to be flexible when you need to review your budget or when you’re ready to splurge the cash and expand.
The DaaS approach is opex-friendly, which means you can use your cash to grow your business, targeting areas where investment is most needed. Rather than watching your budget spend on expensive high-end equipment that will become obsolete in just a few years, you can focus on what matters now and get your employees the products they need.
We all know growing a business is harder than ever, with a host of challenges and obstacles to success. But taking a DaaS approach can be a very useful ally for your business.