When it comes to technology, the business world often reflects individual consumer habits, sometimes blazing the trail, other times falling behind.
Businesses have come to rely on many kinds of cloud-based IT services, and they’ve started to embrace Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) at scale.
With MaaS infrastructure, development platforms and even complete mobility programs can be acquired as part of a simple, pay-per-month service. It’s flexible, it’s secure, and employees receive the best devices and support – all with predictable per seat, per month pricing.
Let’s dig a little deeper into why so many of today’s organizations are turning to an as-a-service model to be the best they can be…
The “as-a-service” model offers a compelling range of benefits for all aspects of your business, including:
Unlike on-premise solutions that require up-front investment and extensive IT resources, Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) avoids CapEx costs in favor of OpEx, making it more accessible to smaller enterprises and growing organizations.
XaaS models often include additional bundled services and dedicated 24/7 support that can reduce the overall price when compared to on-premise alternatives.
- Flexible service support
Most service providers include expert support, seamless updates, and scalable resources in their packages, taking the strain away from your organization.
You get everything you need in a single per-month payment, without having to manage it all yourself.
- Regular updates
With a managed service you get instant updates to the latest functionality without having to invest the time and money doing it yourself.
While the choice may be obvious for new startups and growing smaller enterprises, even larger enterprises have a lot to gain from the reduced costs and simpler management of XaaS solutions.
Good for your people—and your business
These benefits are great for C-level executives looking to cut costs and boost productivity. But will the people using these apps really notice a huge difference between the on-premise and cloud versions?
That’s where Mobility-as-a-Service sets itself apart: it benefits both the business, and the user. In part, this is due to the physical component offered. Mobility-as-a-Service offers tangible but managed products.
When a physical product is offered as part of XaaS, the game changes:
- Devices can be updated far more regularly than with conventional purchasing – keeping your organization at the cutting edge of software and
- Support can be offered for faulty hardware, without placing additional burdens on IT.
- People can get the devices they want, and with a well-thought out personal-use policy, it can generate greater employee loyalty to the business.
As employees start to benefit from what the XaaS model has to offer, the organization can begin to benefit even further. And in an age where organizations are fighting to recruit the best talent, being able to offer the latest and greatest hardware is a huge boon to organizations looking to recruit the next generation of business leaders.
Managed Products-as-a-Service: More than meets the eye
By combining near-instant mobile hardware upgrades with data plans and complete support and service in a single monthly plan, we see an as-a-service solution that benefits both employees and the organization (and its customers, too).
To learn more about the benefits of an as-a-service approach to mobility, watch this webinar.