Lenovo Wins 7,800 Device Deal With KPMG Australia
Lenovo has reportedly won a three-year device subscription deal with KPMG Australia, to provide around 7,800 devices to the consulting behemoth’s local staff.
According to CRN, Lenovo will combine hardware, service and finance into a single managed services contract.
The device-as-a-service (DaaS) will reportedly offer KPMG Australia procurement, deployment, and asset recovery for all corporate IT devices.
Security and compliance management (e.g. antivirus) will also be included.
The agreement allows KPMG Australia to “subscribe” to Lenovo devices, rather than buying or leasing.
Lenovo claims the model offers customer flexibility to change product needs ad-hoc, simply billed by user.
The subscription model is reportedly cheaper than leasing the same equipment.
The news comes after Ingram Micro allowed Aussie re-sellers to bundle hardware, software and services into one customer billable order earlier this year.