Technology is playing an ever larger role in business operations, and IT-based services companies of all sorts are expanding globally. This has created tremendous growth in the need for IT infrastructure for both existing companies and for startups and emerging growth firms.
Much of this growth has occurred at a time when many big investors, like venture capital firms, are being more selective in who they back. They are less likely to invest in smaller firms and are more demanding in their expectations for a return on investment.
For many firms, especially the emerging and small- to middle-sized companies, this has reshaped business decisions on how to acquire needed IT equipment. Other traditional lines of credit – such as banks, for instance – can be expensive and often have little understanding of the IT space.
All of this points to IT equipment leasing as an option that can:
Improve cash flow, and allow equity and other credit sources to be used for such other business priorities as marketing, sales or expansion.
Help manage equipment life spans and provide for an orderly refresh of technology while improving data security as equipment is replaced.
Manage the ever-tightening obsolescence horizon.
Assist firms in realizing economies by moving IT infrastructure in-house.
Help expand business reach overseas with leasing in-country or regional leasing arrangements.
To accomplish these goals it is important to work with lessors who are experienced and knowledgeable in IT and in your industry and who are willing to work with you as a partner in identifying best equipment choices and prices.