In October 2017, Ingram Micro, Amazon, and Samsung announced an initiative to bring Device as a Service (DaaS) to the masses. This significant event paves a clear path for organizations to leverage this mainstream phenomenon. With the coming regulatory changes to accounting rules (FASB) and the pervasive expansion of end user devices, the demand for DaaS is accelerating.
In our latest TechPulse survey, 24% of those responding indicated their organization planned to use DaaS within the next year. DaaS is, in essence, the grown-up brother of leasing and offers some very familiar themes and advantages. By combining hardware, software, and services into a single contract with one monthly payment, organizations can improve cash flow, preserve capital, and manage a predictable and consistent technology expense. For many, the value of DaaS is the opportunity to eliminate the risk of overpaying lease schedules by transferring responsibility to the DaaS provider.
In the end, the goal is to simplify IT. And thanks to its evolution, DaaS will now make it even faster and easier to achieve this.