Device lifecycle management –
Operation and maintenance
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Before purchasing new equipment, you should create a persona map of your workforce and identity different user profiles. Choose three or four devices with specifications to match the main profiles. This will help to avoid the risk of overspending on some users and reducing the productivity of others. Specifying devices that will meet the needs of your team for the longer term will extend their useful life and reduce waste. Plan to refresh devices regularly. Old devices fail more often, their performance dips and they may not meet future security requirements.
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By moving to a pay monthly model to use your devices
over a set period of three to five years, you can:
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Equip your team, with no upfront cost – and avoid a large capital outlay.
Lower your overall expenditure by saving on the residual value of the hardware.
Enable staff to use devices right out of the box by including value-added services at time of purchase.
Move towards an eco-friendly circular model and break away from the linear purchasing model where you buy a device, use it and then throw it away.
Work smarter with the latest equipment – organisations often tend to retain hardware assets beyond their useful life. A pay monthly model enables you to stay up to date with the latest hardware and operating system updates.
Configure your devices for your end users. This complex task can put a strain on your IT department – particularly during a company-wide IT upgrade. Traditionally, one solution was to create master images for each user persona and map them onto the relevant devices. A more efficient method is to move to a cloud-based device management tool, such as Microsoft’s Intune. This makes it easier to deploy devices to any location – including the end user’s home – and considerably reduces configuration time. A third party can assist with this change of management approach and configure the device before it is delivered to the user – enabling your employees to use their devices right out of the box.
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You will need to support end users and deal with failure, breakage, loss or theft. Many organisations choose to outsource device maintenance (aka break-fix) to a third party, avoiding the need to maintain a large in-house IT team. If you opt into a break-fix service, damaged, lost or stolen devices will be replaced with a ready-to-use device – reducing lost time and improving productivity. Additionally, damaged devices can be repaired and then put back into stock – preserving the planet’s resources. Devices also need to have their operating system and security policies updated. This can be a highly technical procedure, which can be provided by a third party.
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If you have paid to use your devices over a set period, you can simply return them to your supplier – the monthly fee takes account of their residual value over the course of the payment period. Your supplier can then redeploy or recycle them helping to reduce waste. If you have purchased your devices upfront, you may be faced with a costly problem of safe and secure disposal. An alternative is to refurbish, reconfigure and redeploy – saving money and conserving the planet’s precious resources and potentially releasing funds for use elsewhere.
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