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12th May 2023

DaaS (Device as a Service): What Does The Future Look Like?

Ryan Kelly

The rise of the subscription economy has led to a shift in the way businesses acquire and manage their technology assets. In recent years, Device as a Service (DaaS) has emerged as a popular option for businesses of all sizes when sourcing computer hardware.

What Is DaaS?

Device as a Service is a method for businesses to acquire their IT hardware and spread the cost.

It is a model where businesses pay a monthly fee to a provider for access to a range of IT devices and associated services.

DaaS provides many benefits to businesses in terms of both finance and convenience.

This type of service-focused subscription lease is becoming increasingly popular compared to traditional IT sourcing methods like buying the devices outright.

The popularity increase is down to DaaS’ many advantages for businesses that are becoming more and more relevant as work practices change.

Benefits Of DaaS

For businesses, DaaS provides a number of advantages over traditional device ownership.

These include:

  • Reduced upfront costs
  • Predictable monthly expenses
  • Tax benefits of an OPEX lease
  • The ability to easily scale up or down depending on business needs
  • Additional IT services such as device management, security, and support, which can save businesses time and moneyBlog image with Scale Up image

What Is The Future Of DaaS?

Looking ahead, it’s clear that DaaS is set to become an increasingly important part of the technology landscape.

According to the new market research report by Markets and Markets, the Device as a Service market is projected to grow from $50.3 billion in 2021 to $303.6b billion by 2026. That’s a growth rate of 43.2% during the forecasted period.

This growth is being driven by factors such as:

  • The increasing demand for subscription-based models
  • The rise of remote work
  • The need for businesses to stay agile and adaptable in a rapidly changing market

DaaS Will Continue To Make Remote Working Even Easier In The Future

One area where DaaS is set to have a major impact is in the world of remote work. With more employees working from home than ever before, businesses need to ensure that their remote workers have access to the devices and services they need to do their jobs effectively.

DaaS can provide businesses with a simple and cost-effective way to ensure that their WFH staff are equipped with the right devices, while also offering the necessary support and security to protect against cyber threats.

Devices For Teams is a solution that is at the forefront of DaaS remote services. With our zero touch remote deployment, it is the safest and most efficient way to put computer equipment in the hands of WFH staff right at their doorsteps. Better yet, the devices can be fully preconfigured for their role, so there’s no downtime with setup.

Devices For Teams also has various security software and services, such as MDM management to take cybersecurity to the next level for remote staff.

The Right Kind Of DaaS Solutions Can Make Computing Greener In The Future

Another area where DaaS is set to have a major impact is in the world of sustainability.

As businesses become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their operations, many are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

DaaS can help businesses to achieve this goal by reducing the number of devices that need to be produced and disposed of each year.

DaaS providers can also ensure that computer hardware is recycled and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, reducing the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills.

Devices For Teams is a leader and innovator in green computing within the DaaS sector. With carbon offsetting options and the greenest recycling methods, this DaaS service aims to be one of the greenest on the market.Blog image with Green flower hand and human hand representing greener devices

 

More Technology Will Be Optimised To Complement The DaaS Model In The Future

In terms of the technology itself, we can expect to see a continued evolution of devices that are optimised for DaaS. This could include devices that are designed to be more easily managed and supported remotely, as well as devices that are built with sustainability in mind. There might also be increased integration between devices and cloud-based services, allowing businesses to access and manage their devices from anywhere.

 

There Will Be More Customisation Of DaaS Services In The Future

Another trend we can expect to see is a move towards more vertical-specific DaaS solutions.

As DaaS becomes more commonplace, we expect even further tailoring of the services included.

DaaS providers are likely to start offering tailored solutions that cater to different industries. For example, a healthcare provider may require devices that are HIPAA compliant, while a financial services firm may require devices that are highly secure and feature advanced encryption technologies.

More and more manufacturers are bringing out their own DaaS solutions, though currently these can be somewhat rigid.

One of the reasons that Devices For Teams has remained an industry leader is down to how tailored and flexible our DaaS solution is for clients. There are multiple pricing options and support choices to help businesses match the service to their needs.

With strategic advice, tech and cybersecurity solution troubleshooting, and the ability to scale your lease up or down, it is one of the most flexible DaaS systems on the market. It continues to add services to help businesses with all their IT needs in a one-stop-shop.

In conclusion, DaaS is set to become an increasingly important part of the technology landscape in the coming years.

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