Deal DetailsLast Edited by itsarectangle September 21, 2016 at 11:08 AM
They have 3 plans, which in effect take tech ownership out of the equation (TaaS model), geared mostly for small business owners, and with a surprising negative leasing/interest rate):
Microsoft has quietly debuted a new membership plan that's being touted as one of the first Technology-as-a-Service models in the industry. Customers lease their devices, get new devices every 2-3 years, they bundle in support, software, even ADH and in-store services, kind of like a new tech membership.
The kicker is that the membership model is cheaper than buying the devices, to the tune of -3.3%. Normally my posting a 'deal' like this would get ripped apart (I do understand residual value is going to the big corporations!), but if they can secure good cheap leasing for me via whatever brokering with OEMs (in this case Dell), and me and my employees get new devices every 3 years and IT support on top, then I'm all for it.
I can't afford to hire internal IT staff, so I couldn't be happier with the purchase.
Edit: I did the math, and as a small business owner myself no upfront costs on my tech really opens up a lot of potential to put those funds to better use elsewhere in trying to grow my business. Kudos to Microsoft this round.