What to Consider When Leasing IT Hardware

leasing IT hardwareWhen you’re taking steps to acquire new IT assets, you might be faced with a choice: Do I buy or do I lease?

There are a number of advantages to leasing, chief among them the chance to avoid making major one-time capital outlays. There are also a number of considerations to make before you lease.

Writing on the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) website, Jenny Schuchert lists some steps to take when leasing IT hardware.

She suggests beginning with a “lease versus purchase analysis,” which “sets proper expectations for the hardware from all aspects of your enterprise.”

The analysis should cover:

  • The projected life expectancy for the products
  • The total lifetime cost of ownership
  • Weighing costs and benefits
  • Determining budgeting ease
  • Exploring the cost of capital considerations and the company’s competing cash needs
  • Disposal obligations and capabilities
  • The hardware’s potential for redeployment

Leasing, buying or renting new IT assets typically means there are older devices ready to be replaced.

When it’s time to get rid of used hardware, a company like CWI can help make sure your sensitive company data remains secure, while also helping you retain the value of your devices.

What we do goes beyond simple computer recycling. We help government agencies and businesses get the maximum value for retired, depreciated, or unwanted electronic equipment. We sell through a network of well-established channels that we’ve built as a reliable vendor of quality used IT assets.

If you had been considering recycling your computers for environmental reasons, know that CWI only works with partners that adhere to environmental standards. That means sticking to a “no landfill” policy, and refusing to export materials to developing countries.

And our disposal services are unmatched when it comes to keeping your data secure. You’ll know that your important information has stayed private, while also getting value for devices that might otherwise just sit in a storage space.

Contact us today and we’ll help you get the best value possible for your IT assets.


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