The fools crib about changing times, the wise change themselves. Rajiv Srivastava, the managing director of HP Inc, India believes in changing with time rather than falling behind. Sticking to this ideology, HP has now started offering Device as a service or Destop-as-a-service (DaaS). Under this program, they offer devices to organizations for an extended period of time along with other services. Once an organization signs up with them, they need to pay a monthly price for every seat they take and along with this HP gives them services like support from HP, including PC configuration and software installation, on-site break-fix and data migration along with the ability to upgrade to the latest HP devices for subsequent contract period.
This is the company’s way of catering to the needs of the changing times by introducing the Daas service. This was started in India with the sales team of Maruti Suzuki. They were given tablets with customization as required by the company. This takes the typical leasing program a step further where the care and maintenance and the eventual disposal, all is covered in one contract, rather than having three separate ones.
HP announced this program about 6 months ago at their innovation day, with an aim of covering Asia pacific and Japan. This will be a big help to businesses and organizations as they no longer have to invest their resources in looking for infrastructure and then maintain them, as HP will take of this for them. This is sure to take a load off the minds of the heads of various businesses and help them work smoothly and with ease.
HP says that HP DaaS frees customers from having to pay the upfront costs of buying new PCs, it incorporates services, support and eventual disposal as part of an overall services agreement.