Making Sense of DaaS

With our DaaS solution, organisations can outsource the procurement, deployment and support of desktop PCs, tablets and laptops, plus associated software. You simply pay a monthly fee per device based on the number of devices being used and the services attached to them.

Flexible Solutions

CDW removes the burden of purchasing and provisioning by driving efficiency, user experience, performance optimisation, productivity and compliance via a highly flexible set of DaaS solutions. Choose the DaaS plan that best suits your needs from a range of options.

Predictable Costs

Our DaaS solution allows you to build accurate budgets and forecast IT expenditure at a per device and/or per user level. With CDW DaaS, you can take advantage of the flexibility that your business requires and help your business to significantly reduce operational risks by fixing costs and removing unknown or variable charges.

Comprehensive Support

The CDW DaaS solution is feature rich and frees up time for IT teams to add value elsewhere in the business. From a 24x7-service desk to technical support, ITIL services and the support of a technical account manager, CDW takes away the burden of managing devices for customers.

Enhanced Productivity

The DaaS solution benefits all types of users and across all types of devices, whether on Windows Apple macOS or iOS. Regular patching of devices and AV management ensures that user productivity and security remain uncompromised.

Payments and Agreements to Suit You

The CDW DaaS solution gives an alternative to an upfront cash purchase by offering monthly, quarterly or other flexible payment structures of up to five years. These cumulative payments will equal less than purchasing equipment outright, providing a lower cost of ownership to your organisation. This enables you to refresh your technology on a pre-determined basis, improving digital transformation and time to market, with economic and sustainability benefits.

Our DaaS solution can deliver a fixed running cost for a solution that incorporates both devices and a full range of services. These include installation and planning, device confirmation and software and apps, and end-of-life services such as data wiping and asset disposal. The DaaS solution is designed to remove any unknown or variable charges, allowing your business to build accurate budgets and forecast IT expenditure at a per unit and/or per user level.

The DaaS solution is typically of 36 months, after which you have the option to decide how to manage the assets at the end of life by choosing from one of the following:

  1. Extension – We can offer pre-agreed extension pricing at the outset or end of term
  2. Refresh – Hand the equipment back at no further cost
  3. Buyout – Take ownership of the equipment

Our DaaS solution therefore gives you total flexibility and lets you structure it to keep your running costs as low as possible while unlocking the value in IT hardware, software and associated services. Whether or not you return your devices at the end of the agreed period, you’re free to then enter into a new agreement with us to refresh or replace up to 100% of your devices.

Cost Benefits

DaaS lets you upgrade technology every one, two or three years, or to whatever timescale you wish, helping you to lower total running costs and maximise your ROI. A DaaS solution can also provide further practical advantages. At the end of your agreement, you can choose to refresh your technology. This may:

  • Cost less than current models
  • Provide better performance
  • Offer greater reliability
  • Consume less electricity and emit less heat
  • Operate with a reduced carbon footprint
  • Deliver superior data and security features

Operational Benefits

CIO's generally focus on innovation, productivity and operational excellence. The longer equipment is retained the greater the chance you may face these issues:

  • Increased downtime
  • Disposition of older IT assets may require additional planning and execution
  • Potentially increased risk around carbon footprint and e-waste legislations
  • Growing enery costs

With CDW DaaS you can take advantage of the flexibility that your business requires and help your business to significantly reduce operational risks by fixing costs and removing unknown and variable charges.

For more information, please email info@uk.cdw.com, call +44 207 791 6000 or contact your nearest CDW office.

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