Outdated and poorly managed technology can have a significant negative impact on your company’s productivity and profitability. Colin Blumenthal, Vice President IT Services Sharp Europe, explains how PC as a Service can provide the technology and solutions to help your business run as efficiently as possible.
Technology is constantly evolving and in order to keep pace, new processes and offerings are constantly being brought to the market. Such is the case with Sharp PC as a Service (PCaaS), which is now available in Poland, and a plan in place to roll out the service across the whole of Europe.
What is PC as a Service?
Sharp PC as a Service (PCaaS) takes away the hassle and many of the overheads associated with buying and managing PCs, instead providing your business with affordable and secure managed laptop services. With PCaaS, you’ll always have access to regularly refreshed technology, with security monitored 24/7, and manageable costs that your business can budget for. Want to know more? Here are six of the biggest benefits that PCaaS has to offer.
Benefit #1: Predictable costs that match your budget
It may feel like you’re saving money by running older equipment, but it can often be a false economy. Factor in unexpected downtime, slower operation, technical issues and the need for replacement parts, and the chances are your outdated IT systems aren’t running as efficiently as they could be.
With PCaaS, you can get the latest technology and manage your cash flow more effectively with Sharp Dynabook PCaaS business laptops. Low monthly payments can be tailored to suit your budget, reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and helping to conserve cash to support your wider business requirements.
Benefit #2: Less downtime with machines that are ready to go
PCaaS really pays dividends when it comes to avoiding downtime, and new laptops can be delivered pre-imaged, installed and immediately ready to go. That includes the correct operating system, configuration, applications, and any software required by your standard business specifications, without any effort on the part of your IT team. This means you save time and money, and your staff can continue working uninterrupted.
Benefit #3: High-performance solutions and services
Reliability is a key factor in getting the most from your technology and optimising the productivity of your business. Therefore, we provide the equipment, security and support you can depend on.
Our Dynabook business laptops are the culmination of more than 35 years of innovation and dedication, resulting in high quality laptops that are ideal for professionals. As well as supporting a wide range of business and industrial applications, our machines are also designed to ensure optimal security, performance, reliability, and manageability.
For starters, Dynabook is the only brand that creates its own BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) in-house, so you can maintain ultra-secure access and control. Our laptops all offer secure multi-point login, using passwords, fingerprint, and smartcard options.
Dynabook business laptops are designed to be lightweight, slim, and stylish, but it’s durability that really sets them apart for business use. Intelligent design means they have fewer internal parts as well, further boosting reliability.
There are also simple efficiency gains to be had with Dynabook laptops, thanks to the use of common software, power accessories and docking station designs. This means you’ll benefit from seamless connectivity, collaboration, and control across your business.
Benefit #4: Round-the-clock threat protection
Cyberattacks are on the rise, with cybercrime costing the world trillions of dollars every year. You don’t need to worry about this with Sharp PCaaS, and you can rely on our Managed Critical Security to keep your computers fully protected from malicious malware, viruses, and other threats.
PCaaS Managed Critical Security takes care of vitally important, but often overlooked or mismanaged, security patching across a wide range of Microsoft and third-party software. It also includes industry leading, next generation antivirus software, which is continually monitored to ensure maximum protection for your business.
Benefit #5: Proactive problem resolution
Productivity and efficiency are obviously key to business success, so keeping every tool working at its best ensures that processes are performed quickly, and you can look after your clients better. Our proactive performance monitoring solution that accompanies PCaaS constantly checks Dynabook key indicators to identify any problems that may need attention before they impact your business or result in costly downtime.
Benefit #6: An optional end of life recycling solution
PCaaS also includes an optional end of life recycling solution, ensuring that your old laptops are collected and disposed of securely. This means you’ll no longer have to worry about what happens to your old equipment, and it provides peace of mind that sensitive business data can’t fall into the wrong hands.
With Sharp’s PCaaS end of life recycling solution, all equipment is handled responsibly and in compliance with EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations. The fact we can recover and reuse precious materials also means you’ll be doing your bit to help protect the environment.
If you would like to know more about PC as a Service (PCaaS) from Sharp, or any other of our services, please Get In Touch.