HP Device as a service is turning heads industry-wide

4th September, 2019
John Hourican, Sales Director PFH Technology Group and Brian Edwards, Strategic Partner Business Manager at HP

From professional services and banking to healthcare, HP’s innovative Device as a Service (DaaS) model is revolutionising how enterprises deploy and manage hardware – saving money and increasing security.

PFH Technology Group has been announced as HP’s first Device as a Service partner in Ireland. The team at PFH are renowned for delivering best-in-class IT customer-centric solutions for over 30 years.

John Hourican, sales director at PFH, explained how DaaS can empower IT teams across industries: “No IT team faces the same challenges, especially those in different industries. But what does unite them are concerns around security and device management.

"The need to upgrade outdated IT infrastructure is the biggest driver of budget increases in 2019 and that end user computing both in relation to devices and the related supporting infrastructure tops the list driven by business process and system investments.”

In fact, according to a recent HP study on the lifetime of tech in the workplace, desktops are the primary computing device in 68 per cent of companies, compared to only 29 per cent using laptops and 1 per cent using tablets as the primary device for employees. This is where DaaS comes in.

Choosing a partner like PFH and HP for DaaS offers customers a one-stop secure solution to all your hardware and lifecycle services. By offloading the time-consuming tasks of device support, security, and lifecycle management, your team is free to focus on other priority projects that benefit your bottom line. A one price per device brings cost predictability and optimised cash flow, and fleet flexibility enables you to scale up or down to meet changing working demands.

“DaaS has far reaching benefits across all industries, and one on the main drivers of this service is the change in how organizations’ approach device selection and investment required.

Simplifying IT, maximizing resources and minimizing costs is at the core of the service benefits. At PFH we find organizations’ are investing in higher spec business devices, monitors and peripherals to enhance staff working experience. Device as a service delivers on business demands of staff to work remotely in a secure environment; modern workplace applications including Microsoft Office 365 and MS teams support the overall service to increase staff productivity and collaboration”.

Supports banking and finance industry priorities

With the two-headed challenge of increased security demands from consumers and a call for more convenient products and services, a new approach to IT banking leadership is all but mandatory. In EY’s Global Banking Outlook 2019: Pivoting Toward an Innovation-Led Strategy, 85 per cent of banks named implementation of a digital transformation programme a top priority. But financial institutions face legacy hurdles in transforming their internal processes.

The EY report then goes on to identify the successful mix of elements required for internal transformation. “Leading organisations will seek internal simplification aggressively and increase their use of external utilities, platforms and managed services where possible.”

DaaS helps address these challenges by giving banking organisations room to boost their efficiency and free up IT resources to work on initiatives that benefit their customers. Opting for standardised devices also makes managing multiple operating systems easier and more secure. This way, banking organizations, from corporate to retail locations, can operate to their full potential without worrying about unmanaged devices or unsecured endpoints.

HP DaaS aligns with industry best practice for companies in today’s security-conscious environment, including customisation, customer-oriented focus, and 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year availability and support.

For more information on how HP DaaS can make your organisation more efficient, save you money, improve the employee experience and free up IT resources, contact: [email protected] or call the service hotline on LoCall 1850 734100.

PFH and HP DaaS provide


- Predictable monthly costs and optimised cash flow – thanks to one price per device

- Business continuity and asset protection

- Visibility at the device level through proactive endpoint analytics

- Management services and actionable analytics, allowing IT to address device health concerns before they become larger issues

- Greater IT support for remote and branch offices, without needing an IT person on-site always

- Automation of software downloads and updates across devices from a single control unit, which can improve internal productivity and end-user experience

- Flexibility through simple adjustable plans that scale up or down to meet your changing IT environment and workforce.

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