The way that organisations source and pay for technology has changed quite significantly in recent years, with a big shift from transactional purchasing of Hardware, Consumables, Software Licences and service support, to a contractual, subscription, service that incorporates all of the above into an easy monthly or quarterly contract.
Historically companies have preferred to purchase equipment outright and then sweat the asset for as long as possible, believing that this was the most economical solution. However, it is now recognised that there are some big drawbacks to this policy, as follows;
Assets are kept beyond their useful life because there isn't a budget to replace them
Aged devices become less reliable and less productive
They cost more to update/maintain
Older equipment can be considerably more vulnerable to Security breaches
The cost of professional secure asset disposal can be high
As you can see the trend in the print market has changed over the last few years and is expected to accelerate in the next two years.
This market shift is no different to other industries like the music and film or car industry where people no longer purchase a product they just subscribe to a service with a monthly payment.
At Kudos we have over 25 years experience of providing these type of contracts in partnership with HP Financial Services, who not only offer some of the best finance rates in the industry they also have a world class 'Asset Recovery Process' for the removal and disposal of IT equipment including collection, transport, data cleansing and resale. All done in compliance with applicable environmental regulations and best practices for data cleansing.
We extend these offerings to both the Print and the PC portfolios from HP and have have a wealth of knowledge on the following HP products;
Copier, Printer, Scanner, Multifunction Devices (MFD / MFP) Laser and PageWide
Mono, Colour and Accent/highlight Colour Clicks, or Level Pay MPS contract.
PC, Laptop, DaaS available on the EliteBook and Spectre range·
HP Financial Services for a Tailor Made Lease or Rental AgreementIt
is worth noting that we can also support Non-HP products on an HP MPS or DaaS contract as well.