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Procuring IT Hardware Quickly Amidst Crumbling Supply Chains

With the current virus impacting manufacturing in China, global supply chains in IT have been hit hard. As it stands now, the OEM lead times are so far out, some don’t even have dates for shipments. But the secondary market isn’t disrupted—it’s thriving. Companies are turning to the secondary market for procuring IT hardware quickly and support their remote workers. It’s no secret that this channel alternative approach to IT procurement saves companies money−40-70%, in fact−and now many organizations that have turned to the secondary market out of necessity are seeing the benefits of working with independent distributors, including: Lower Cost of Ownership The secondary market distributors aren’t tied to OEM partnership agreements or discount categories−meaning they have access to the global marketplace and the best possible pricing. High Availability [...]

Hardware-as-a-Service for New Location Rollouts

Your business is expanding, which is a good thing. But with expansion comes a hefty caseload of expenditures, logistics, and IT workforce strain. Hardware-as-a-Service eases the tension in new location rollouts. Rolling out new facilities is no easy task, but your infrastructure should never be the limiting factor in your company’s growth momentum. Your technology supports your business and drives your production. When you can’t get a new technology setup quickly (or economically), you run the risk of spending more than producing. And the same is true for remote offices and new retail locations, although they typically require less hardware. More scalable hardware rollout methodologies exist; you’re just not implementing them, yet. Making the Right Decisions When you are preparing a new location—whether it be a data center move, results [...]

The Advantages of Hardware-as-a-Service (Rentals)

Despite the industry’s mad dash towards cloud, your company still needs hardware to continue its IT operations and to meet project goals. If you’re not already, you should be considering the advantages of Hardware-as-a-Service. As much as you want to move towards virtualization, you need to continue to be smart about your hardware sourcing and project management strategies. There are better ways to do it than you’re doing them now—ways that free up OPEX, reduce logistical strain, and better prepare you for future cloud migrations. The Current Method Right now, you’re probably working from the same sourcing models that you started your company with. Which, arguably, worked for a time, but the industry is accelerating, and you must keep up with client demand and technological advancement—all without overstepping the bounds [...]

Using HaaS for a Flexible Hardware Product Development Solution

Hybrid IT is a driving force behind modern enterprises today. But it’s not enough to simply maintain the hardware infrastructure you have—you must stay proactive and test new concepts and new products. But that doesn’t mean you need to buy new hardware exclusively for that purpose. You need a flexible hardware product development solution. Here’s how Hardware-as-a-Service can streamline your product development. Buying Outright for a Proof-of-Concept Isn’t the Answer Owning your own infrastructure outright can, at times, be the most economical option for your company’s long-term projects. But this isn’t the case when you need new hardware for proof-of-concept purposes. If you only need the hardware for a few weeks or months for development and testing, you probably don’t want to spend the IT budget on the overhead for [...]