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Tech-as-a Service (TaaS)

Subscribe to your devices for the ultimate in business flexibility. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, servers and more.

IT Support

Bundle your IT support with your TaaS tech subscription on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Benefits of Tech-as-a-Service (TaaS)

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Google Review, 2021
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Why Consider Tech-as-a-Service?

Learn more about how TaaS could work for your business via the tiles below.

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Regular, Predictable Payments

Simplify your accounts and plan ahead with agreed payments and no upfront spend.

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Sustainability and Waste Management

Move towards a circular economy with the devices you need, when you need them.

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All the Brands You're Looking For

From Apple to Lenovo, Google to Microsoft, we've got you covered. Let us know what you need.

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IT Support and Integration

Choose to bundle your devices with IT support, Managed Print Services and telephony.

What is Tech-as-a-Service?

Technology as a Service (also Tech-as-a-Service or TaaS) is a subscription model for your office devices. We provide laptops, desktops, smartphones, monitors, printers, scanners, tablets and more, paid for on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. What’s more, we can also bundle in your software, services and support if you wish, being a Microsoft Office 365 and Google G-Suite licensed reseller. 

No longer do you need a big capital investment in your IT hardware. Lease it while you need it. Scale your subscription up and down in a flexible way as demand rises or falls for various devices. No need to sweat out your old hardware – refresh it earlier and save money at the same time. We even take it back and dispose of it for you and can put your old technology towards your new contract.

Other providers may call this ‘Device-as-a-Service’ (DaaS).

If you prefer, we offer a purchase option – shop the same range but pay for it your way.

You may have heard of ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS), ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS) or ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS) for example. There has been enormous growth in ‘as a Service’ markets in recent years. There are several reasons for this:

  • Companies and customers want the most up-to-date technology and services

  • Models bring regular billing and ongoing support instead of a big up-front bill

  • Flexibility to adapt to new technologies and to grow infrastructure

Our helpdesk is in Cambridge and our analysts across East Anglia can travel to you when needed.  Increasingly, remote fixes can be performed in minutes.

Your options are wide ranging; thousands of devices are available through Tech-as-a-Service.

It’s a very flexible scheme, but here are some things that you might choose to do – numbers are not fixed as we would create you a bespoke package:

  • Supply of five PCs and thirty iPads for a classroom

  • Five home working ‘seats’ – phone, laptop, external monitor and keyboard, desktop printer and tablet for five of your remote employees

  • 25 office ‘seats’ – laptop and docking station, phone, tablet and a shared hallway printer/scanner

  • Laptops on lease for students or pupils

You are not limited to one particular brand or model of tablet, laptop, etc.

First Copy started offering IT Services and technology beyond print some time ago. In 2018, the new trading name, First Copy, was intended to allow us to expand beyond print.

We began offering Tech-as-a-Service with our partners, Techdata, in 2020 in the midst of the first lockdown. It was obvious to us that other businesses needed to adapt fast, and that we were well placed to help.

Sourcing your print and your other office technology from the same provider makes things simpler for you to manage. We can even support you with telephony and VOIP if you wish.

Just as with our print services portfolio, we pride ourselves on the fact that you can speak to the same person more than once and get to know our team.

Our technical team provide support in the field and at the end of the phone (or email) local to you. Our in-house helpdesk offers remote support and regularly beats its targets for resolving issues on the spot. 

Our priority is our customer relationships and our goal is to build partnerships. By listening to you, we can spot the places that new and proactive technologies could improve your flexibility and productivity.

This holds true regardless of whether your working environment has changed through the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps becoming more hybrid and digital-first, and encompassing home printing.

First Copy is investing in the future while valuing its past three decades as experts with Xerox. The business continues to grow and develop as exciting advances are made in print, software solutions and services. 

There are plenty of good reasons for companies to switch to Tech-as-a-Service.

  • It’s cheaper and more flexible with predictable regular outgoings and no up-front capital costs. You can optimise your budget and simplify your billing, making asset administration simpler.

  • We offer a comprehensive range of laptops, tablets, phones, monitors, printers including all the big brands.

  • You can grow your infrastructure organically as your business grows or needs new types of devices.

  • You can combine your hardware and IT services support – and now your printer fleet.

  • It allows you to adapt as technology advances, rather than waiting to get the last penny out of devices you bought with a big capital outlay a few years ago (an ‘accelerated refresh cycle’).

  • Employees get the most up-to-date technology experience more quickly, improving their productivity.

  • No need to dispose of end of life devices – these are returned at the end of your subscription.

Each quote is bespoke, depending on your needs. However, we’ve put together some examples below including a popular Dell laptop for just £1.01 a day, a home worker setup for less than £20 a month and a classroom of iPads for less than £10 a day.

Our offer is powered by Tech Data.

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Leasing your office technology with Tech-as-a-Service may be more affordable than you think.

Ask for a quote today

Our specialists are standing by to help you understand your options.

Fill in this form, or call us on 01223 811311.

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