Device as a Service (DaaS)
Convenience, flexibility, choice, and efficiency.
Get the hardware you want.
One option that solves all these challenges:
- Predictable IT Costs
- Decreasing / Increasing Enrollment
- Providing the Right Devices
- Supporting 1:1 Programs
- Matching the Student / Computer Lifecycle
- Device end-of-life disposal
Managing Technology Expenses
There is more cost to having computers in a school than just the initial procurement expense. Deployment, management, maintenance, and disposal need to be calculated to determine a true technology rate. Depending on the number of devices in service, schools could get caught unprepared for a large outlay of IT upkeep expenses. By combining the device and all services, including a repair plan, into one agreement, schools can create a predictable cost allowing for better budgeting and IT cost reduction.
Adapting to Change
School’s IT needs are constantly changing. Student enrollment, new initiatives, and budget cuts are a few of the factors affecting technology plans. A Flex Option in a DaaS agreement allows schools to add or remove devices without a contract penalty.
Getting the Devices You Need
The right computer for any school depends on the type of learning environment, grade levels, student outcome goals, and curriculum. Having enough computing power is key to having an efficient technology plan. DaaS provides the ability for schools to afford better devices that are matched to a school’s goals without paying for more than they need.
Providing Personalized Learning
Moving students from passive learning to collaborative engagement is the goal of a 1:1 technology program. For schools with limited capital relative to their number of students, DaaS allows for quicker implementation because of the lower initial outlay of funds.
Growing with Students
When students move up a grade level their technology needs change with new curriculum and assignments. A device that is designed for 3rd grade may not be efficient for 6th grade. Now schools can plan for student evolution and provide devices that best match the student/computer lifecycle without blowing their budget. DaaS also gives schools the ability to upgrade technology more frequently, ensuring teachers and students can utilize the latest in education applications and curriculum.
Disposing of Devices
In a traditional purchase model, schools have to deal with IT asset disposition. The process of decommissioning and disposing of computers at the end of their lifecyle can be a resource drain on school IT departments costing time and money. DaaS removes that burden and expense by the subscription provider taking the computers back at the end of the agreement period.
STS White Glove Services added to your DaaS devices means your school can receive computers already prepped with loaded applications, asset tags, custom imaging, and domain enrollment. By simplifying deployment, schools get computers that are ready to go right out of the box. Another benefit that keeps teachers and students on schedule is the addition of repair/replacement plans, which drastically reduces device down time.