The truth about buying IT


Mythbusters! The truth about buying IT

Joanne is an expert in IT management and procurement. Stephen is a senior business executive. They’re having a conversation about the pros and cons of leasing IT assets for a business instead of buying them. 

It goes something like this:

Stephen: “I’ve never been a fan of leasing. It costs too much.”
Joanne: “No, it doesn’t. If you buy your devices, they get more expensive to maintain as they get older. And then you have to pay to buy replacements when they break. In the long-term, leasing is cheaper in total cost of ownership terms.”

Stephen: “…well, yeah, OK. But it’d be a real pain to manage all those lease agreements and payments.”
Joanne: “It doesn’t have to be. Lease payments are predictable across the length of the lease, so budget planning is much simpler and clearer.”

Stephen: “Hm. Are they really, though? I bet they sting you with some charges at the end, hidden away in the small print.”
Joanne: “Not necessarily. Lease agreements can incorporate the costs of data wiping, reconditioning, resale and the end-of-lease value, so everything is clear right from the start. Anything else I can help you with?”

Stephen: “Er, er… did you watch the football last night?”

Bit of an eye-opener, isn’t it?

This conversation is typical of many people’s views about leasing. But it demonstrates that they’re myths that are holding many businesses back. 

And as you’ll see if you take a moment to read our whitepaper, there are plenty more benefits to leasing to enjoy once you’ve shattered all the misconceptions.

P.S. Once you’ve read the whitepaper and got the full picture on the best way to refresh your technology, don’t forget to share it with any ‘Stephens’ you know. They could probably do with the help.

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