If someone told you a decade ago that deploying IT services would be more like streaming video content than the traditional procurement and provisioning process, you probably wouldn\u2019t have believed them.\n\nRight?\n\nEnterprises have been evolving toward as-a-Service models for years, but most of this transition has been executed in software, via SaaS and other subscription models. Most IT departments now rapidly deploy applications to employees with the click of a few buttons and pay a monthly fee for them, a practice that freed staff to reduce the tedium of distributing and managing software.\n\nAs it happens, refreshing disparate client devices also remains a big management burden for IT staffers\u2014and a big expense for companies. Add to that the proliferation of everywhere and anywhere work and IT staffers feel even more overwhelmed. A different approach is in order\u2014one that better aligns with today\u2019s corporate policies.\n\nThe PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) model makes it just as efficient to deploy and support your PC fleet.\n\nAs best practices for hybrid work evolve, subscription models provide the perfect playbook for enterprises that want to manage fleets of devices during a time when IT departments struggle to deploy, secure, manage, and support PCs located everywhere from your main campus to individual home offices.\n\nThe diverse diversity challenge\n\nLet\u2019s drill down a bit into the challenges IT departments face in managing various PCs, a task that has grown more onerous since the pandemic pushed people to work remotely in 2020.\n\nGetting new PCs into the hands of employees and making sure they\u2019re regularly refreshed is complex. The old models of centralized staging and warehousing can create delays and excess shipping costs in today\u2019s hybrid workstyles. Moreover, IT teams struggle to find time to manage day-to-day PC lifecycle tasks.\n\nConsequently, more PCs are aging out of warranty support and are remaining in the field longer. Over time, this creates a class of technical debt in which more differentiated devices remain in play as typical three-year refresh cycles are extended. This affects user productivity as aging devices tend to require more maintenance, which also increases costs and security risks.\n\nUser experience suffers as well, with inconsistent support services. For example, it\u2019s easier for IT staffers to support on-site employees, while it may take several days before they are available to service PCs for remote workers.\n\nYet with many employees working in corporate offices at least part-time, remote, and hybrid work is now an embedded part of accepted work practices, according to 45% of employees IDC surveyed in 2022 on behalf of Dell Technologies and Intel1. This means IT departments must strike the balance between servicing in-office and remote employees.\n\nThe flexibility to transform your IT\n\nAs it happens, there\u2019s a better way to get new machines into the hands of employees who need them\u2014whether they\u2019re working from home or in a corporate office.\n\nWith Dell APEX PC-as-a-Service, your IT team can choose the devices, software, and services, then scale up or down based on business needs.\n\nYour team can schedule routine device refreshes to ensure employees have access to the latest, greatest devices all while lowering overall PC lifecycle costs by 30%, according to Forrester Consulting, research commissioned by Dell Technologies and Intel2. IT can also decrease the time it takes to onboard new employees by as much as 50%, according to the Forrester report.\n\nBy taking this service-oriented approach to PC management, IT teams will spend less time managing and supporting devices, freeing up time to focus on projects that have a greater impact on the business.\n\nFrom a financial perspective, Dell APEX PCaaS flips the script of employee device purchasing from a fixed cost to a predictable, monthly expenditure. Payments that spread out over time\u2014like leasing a car or subscribing to cable services\u2014align with your experience of consuming cloud software while affording you flexibility in how you plan your budget and allocate people resources.\n\nWith Dell APEX PCaaS you can help your overworked IT staff deploy, support, and manage PCs, reducing time to value and total cost of ownership while ensuring that employees remain productive.\n\nBy having a clear view of costs, companies can focus on what matters: Driving business growth.Learn more about Dell APEX PCaaS here.