Why Chess Devices?
Gartner predict that by 2020, 30% of business devices will be purchased through an opex finance model. The rise of the digital workplace is forcing a renewed interest in modernising business devices that are thinner, lighter, more secure and with new levels of performance and connectivity.
If It Appreciates, Buy It — If It Depreciates, Lease It
J Paul Getty’s famous advice is as compelling for laptops and mobiles as is it for cars and photocopiers. A rapidly evolving digital workplace is placing unprecedented demands on IT infrastructure, and it’s the agility of a flexible, leasing model which is overcoming the challenges and barriers faced when procuring IT equipment.
There are growing reasons to adopt a leasing model. With the option to refresh, return or retain devices at the end of the lease, it’s rapidly becoming the purchasing model of choice. Sourcing the right technology today, at the lowest price, ensures you and your people remain adaptable and agile for the changes coming tomorrow.
Industry Leading Mobiles, Tablets and Laptops
The traditional trade-off between cost and functionality is no longer the key factor in procuring business critical equipment for your people. Leasing makes it easier to provide the tech your business needs for the next two years, rather than the equipment dictated by your budget at a single point in time.
Choose Your Device
Phones: Choose from the best selling devices, including the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Galaxy S10 ranges.
Tablets: Combining portability and functionality, the new generation of tablets available run Windows 10 and are successfully challenging the popularity of more traditional laptops.
Laptops: Take advantage of HP’s monthly promotions, or opt for one of Microsoft’s popular Surface devices. Care Packs, offering extended service agreements, are available to help protect business continuity, and selected peripherals are also included in the range of lease items.
How It Works — Refresh, Retain, Return
After two years you’ll be able to upgrade to a new device. There’s no renewal fee, no end of lease fee, and you’ll have a choice of the latest models and devices. Your original device will be erased securely (see below).
Want to upgrade before the lease is up? No problem, simply give us a call. Termination fees may apply, and these can be rolled into your next lease agreement.)
At the end of the lease term, you may want to opt to keep your device, at a fair market value.
You’ll be contacted in good time, to ensure any data is securely migrated off the existing device. Your device will then be securely erased in accordance with WEEE regulations, and a certificate issued. There’s no end of lease fee to pay.
- Do more with less
- Planned, regular monthly fee
- No upfront costs, or major capital outlay; removing capex liability — pay out of monthly cashflow and leave your reserves untouched
Device and Network Freedom
- Choose from a range of popular devices
- Upgrade effortlessly after 24 (36 month lease agreements also available)
- Option to upgrade after just six months (fees apply)
Can this replace your laptop?
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If you own a Samsung device (8th generation or later), why not give it a try and let us know what you think?
Time Is Running Out For Windows 7
Windows 7 is ten years old, and Microsoft are retiring the product in its entirety. This means that there will no longer be any updates. Businesses need to consider what they're going to do to move off it - because staying on Windows 7 represents a real threat.
Cloud Service Specialist, Paul Gibbons, talks about January 2020's Windows 7 end of life, and what that means for businesses.
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Let's see if it really is time for 'the Hammer to fall...'
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Surface Pro 6 Unboxed
This week the team at The Hive have been taking a look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 6.
If you need to operate your business on the move, then this could be the device for you. It's light and can handle those day to day tasks. So the question is, is it Surface Pro or Surface No?