Walk into any modern business environment and computers, telecommunications equipment, networking peripherals and business gadgets are everywhere. Three things will tend to strike the casual observer upon entering a modern, thriving business:
- So much equipment on site,
- How modern and hi-tech that computer equipment is,
- How expensive that computer equipment must be.
|The final one however is misleading, for few modern companies will make the mistake of purchasing computerized office facilities. Many have made that mistake in the past but PC's and other related systems are quite unique in the business world.
Computer LeasingThe latest computer equipment is the opposite of an appreciating asset. Which is why virtually all energetic organizations or companies today are leasing computers, not buying them outright. Leasing computers simply makes more sense.
Depreciation is always factored into any business plan but if productivity exceeds the hidden costs of your facilities it can be acceptable. Few things drop faster in value than bleeding edge computer equipment however, leading to the need for very careful purchase consideration. Mistakes can be costly if items don't work with each other.
|As business equipment evolves, it becomes more productive:|
- faster to learn
- easier to use
- junior members of staff offer greater performance
- greater capabilities plus the sheer speed increase.
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The above factors can all lead to the investment in new business technology repaying itself many times over. The items themselves however rapidly drop in value, ensuring that by the time you even think about replacing computer equipment, your current system is worthless.|
Buyers are often shocked to see their $2000 pride and joy in the local paper for $100 but there is just no market for outdated computer equipment. If computer systems and I.T. solutions have transformed business, leasing computers is the business solution to I.T.
Changes in standards
A major reason for this free-fall in value is that any computer system is just that, a system, with all the components being required to communicate with each other. As one item improves enough, other equipment is rapidly produced to keep up and soon the industry has moved on, requiring yet another set of initials or numbers stamped on the back of something before it can accept the new technology.
Even buying new is not the fresh start you may imagine. Yes, you may have USB2 connectors and your internal memory blocks may be 150mhz but it only takes a short while to realize why that $2000 system cost less than the $4000 system with the "same" specification. The more expensive model is more up to date throughout the whole computer system, not just the "headline numbers".
Already out of date
Private buyers can have great fun upgrading computer systems but in the world of interconnected business network facilities, that rarely works. What use is buying the latest hi-speed printer, if your motherboard can only send print commands at the same speed as the old printer?
There are many such issues that crop up, invariably leading to a frustrated owner deciding to simply replace everything, the whole computer system. The cycle then starts again immediately. If you did not buy the most expensive models, they are already out of date. That's why they were cheaper.
For this reason the smart money always goes towards leasing computers and here's the point many over-look: You can also lease virtually everything related, as well as leasing computers on their own. From networking facilities, lap tops, digital cameras, even software and training, all can be leased.
You can effectively outsource most of your I.T. department simply by leasing computers and other peripherals, then changing the whole system every 24 or 36 months or so. This works out vastly more cost effective than purchasing items, especially those dedicated to business that simply cannot be sold privately but will not work on the newer equipment that you will need in the future. Even the back-up equipment required for smooth transfers can be leased.
Talk to a specialist computer leasing company, not just a store that also offers computer leasing for stand-alone models. Tell them everything they need to know and like magic, your entire system is created, one company, one payment, no more headaches.