Six Key Reasons Why Outsourcing Device Management to a Specialist Device as a Service DaaS Provider Will Help Your Small Business

Small and mid-sized businesses face the challenge of managing an array of devices efficiently. From laptops to smartphones and tablets, keeping these devices secure, updated, and running smoothly is crucial for business success. However, managing these devices in-house can be time-consuming and resource intensive.

For a small business looking to streamline operations and focus on core business activities, this is where Device as a Service (DaaS) providers come in.

Outsourcing device management to a DaaS specialist offers six key benefits:

  1. Cost Savings One of the primary reasons small businesses should outsource device management is cost savings. Managing devices in-house can be expensive, requiring investments in hardware, software, and IT personnel. By outsourcing to a DaaS provider, SME’s can benefit from a per user, per month subscription-based pricing model that includes hardware, software, maintenance, and support. This can result in significant cost savings over time, as businesses only pay for the services they need, without the upfront costs associated with purchasing and maintaining devices.
  2. Expertise and Support – DaaS providers specialise in device management, with dedicated teams of experts who are trained to handle a wide range of devices and technologies. By outsourcing device management, small and medium businesses can access this expertise and receive professional support whenever they need it. Whether it is setting up new devices, troubleshooting issues, or implementing security measures, a DaaS provider can provide the necessary support to ensure devices are always up and running smoothly.
  3. Scalability and Flexibility – Small businesses often experience fluctuations in device requirements, especially during peak seasons or when expanding their operations. Managing these fluctuations in-house can be challenging and costly. DaaS providers offer scalability and flexibility, allowing businesses to easily add or remove devices as needed. This scalability ensures that businesses always have the right number of devices to meet their needs, without the overhead costs of maintaining excess devices during slow periods or downtime.
  4. Enhanced Compliance and Security – Data security should be a top priority for small businesses, as a security breach can have devastating consequences. DaaS providers offer more structured compliance processes, such as remote monitoring, encryption, and regular security patches and updates, to reduce cyber threats. By outsourcing device management to a DaaS provider, SME’s can take advantage of processes and systems typically used by much larger organisations.
  5. Focus on Core Business Activities – Managing devices can be a time-consuming task that distracts small businesses from focusing on their core business activities. By outsourcing device management to a DaaS provider, businesses can free up valuable time and resources to focus on what matters most – growing their business. This allows businesses to be more agile and responsive to market changes, ultimately driving growth and success.
  6. Compliance and Regulatory Requirements – Small businesses are subject to various compliance and regulatory requirements, which govern the handling and protection of sensitive data. This is especially true for businesses that require cyber insurance or Essential 8 certification to work with larger customers as they grow. These compliance practices can place a large burden on small businesses which sometimes steer away from lucrative customers for these reasons.

Before applying for cyber insurance, businesses need to establish a robust cybersecurity infrastructure. DaaS providers can help streamline the process of preparing a business for cyber insurance.

Finding the right DaaS provider for your small business

Not all DaaS providers are set up to help small businesses. Some of the vendors, internationally owned companies or larger providers simply won’t talk to customers with less than 200 devices as it’s not worth their time or effort. ThingsAt is different, we have clients with 10 devices and clients with thousands of devices.

A key difference between SME and larger businesses is they often don’t know where to start when transitioning to managed device solution, or that they’re doing “OK” and don’t know that they could be doing a whole lot better.

Small businesses are more likely to have a mixed bag of devices at varying stages of the life cycle and are unlikely to have enrolled all (or any) of their devices into Intune. The haphazard state of the SME’s End User Computing (EUC) is often the reason larger DaaS players won’t work with small and medium sized businesses.

At ThingsAt, we understand that your fleet might not be perfect, and we have the capability and track-record to bring each fleet into line before moving the fleet to a DaaS run-state. No matter what the device management might look like – we can help, no matter what the size of the fleet.

Partner with ThingsAt

Outsourcing device management to a specialist DaaS provider can offer several key benefits for small and medium businesses, including cost savings, expertise and support, scalability and flexibility, enhanced security, the ability to focus on core business activities, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

By partnering with ThingsAt, small and mid-sized businesses can be assured that their fleet size does not matter! We will help them streamline their operations, reduce costs, and position themselves for growth and success in today’s competitive market.

Find out how device management can help your business. Talk to ThingsAt, the device as a service DaaS small business specialist.

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