Posts Tagged ‘IT’

Rental vs Purchase: What’s the deal?

October 17, 2016

There are a number of reasons why rental is ideal over purchase:

  • When IT or AV equipment is needed for a short term projects like training, migration, testing or a sudden peak in workload and you just can’t justify purchasing.
  •  With the speed technology progresses you can often find yourself in the position of buying a brand new top spec piece of equipment only to find within a few months something newer, faster, slicker and just better has been released and your once top of the range unit is fast becoming out of date.
  • Sourcing new IT or AV equipment can be a lengthy process and you can see yourself working to tight budgets which may mean you need to compromise on spec and power and occasionally sacrifice large chunks of your budget on hardware support and the possibility that the chosen solution is just not quite right for the job in hand – all to be repeated when the hardware goes end of life, leaving you back at the start of the project.

What are the advantages of IT Rental?

Availability: A vast range of fleet items means you can have access quickly and efficiently to a number of solutions, and just sometimes only an older end of life piece of equipment can do the job – we work with a wide range of suppliers to find the products you need. Which helps companies maintain their competitive advantage.

Flexibility: Flexible rental contracts put you in control and ensures you have the equipment you need when and where you need it and allows you to return the equipment early, extend the hire or even purchase the solution. All whilst safe in the knowledge that you can expand or reduce the solution to fit within your project constraints.

Upgrade / Refresh: A new and higher spec model has just been released but your budget just won’t stretch – rental gives you the option to upgrade or refresh part way through your contract

Support: Hamilton Rentals team of qualified engineers test and configure the equipment prior to shipping and provide support for the duration of the rental and are on hand to help with any hardware queries or issues.

Avoid Budget constraints: Capital may not always be available to buy the equipment you need. Unlike purchase, rental can be Operating Expenditure with flexible payment terms.

Why might you consider renting?

Customers use AV and IT hire for a huge variety of reasons including:

  • Evaluations, benchmarking & testing
  • Try before you buy
  • Short Term Projects
  • Software development & testing
  • Server consolidation & migration
  • Exhibitions or trade shows
  • Festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Government elections
  • Product launches
  • Presentations
  • Using OPEX not CAPEX – Conserves cash flow
  • Relocations, data Moves & site Moves,
  • Swing Kit
  • Extra capacity for peak workloads
  • Training courses
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Resilience (During Maintenance/ upgrades)
  • Solutions to long delivery lead-times
  • To avoid adverse weather conditions
  • For film premiers
  • For AGMs
  • To save on fuel costs avoid driving to meetings
  • Reduce pollution and meet to ISO14001 accreditation
  • Disaster recovery, disease, theft, fire & flood
  • Opportunity to rent and then buy (Try before you Buy)
  • For Support which is included as standard
  • To source hard to find or end of life products

If you are sure that purchase is the best option for you, we can still help you through a variety of ways:

Rent To Own: Our rent to own programme mixes rental and purchase to allow you to spread the cost of IT projects over a fixed period of time. You simply rent the equipment and software for 3 or 6 months (typically) and on payment of the final rental invoice title of ownership transfers to you. More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=1200

Try Before You Buy: Hamilton Rentals will take the risk that your solution is going to be right for you. We will supply a brand new system to the agreed specification, on a pre-agreed rental contract of up to 3 months. If you decide to buy the system, we will count your rental premiums as part payment and will simply invoice for the balance of the purchase price. If you decide not to buy the system, then you can return it at the end of the agreed rental term, and you will have nothing extra to pay. More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=500

Proof of Concept: Try it, run your application in a live environment within your infrastructure, with your users and with your workloads. Tuning and incrementing can be carried out without disruption to your other projects. If the concept works, you can purchase a system with confidence – if it doesn’t, you can simply return it and end the rental contract. You can even buy the equipment you are renting, it’s already in-situ, you know it does the job, it is fully supported and a cost effective option. We can even provide the skills to help you with your proof of concept using our industry accredited engineers and consultants experienced in the technology you require.  More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=300

Ex-Rental Sales: Hamilton Rentals supply an excellent selection of new, refurbished and used IT & AV equipment and buying from us gives you peace of mind that you’re buying from experts: we are the loan pool and rental partner to many major Vendors in the UK and have a wide variety of UK sourced ex-demo products in stock. Add to this, fast next day delivery, additional installation and support packages to enhance the service, full testing & refurbishment process on all items to ensure reliability prior to delivery, transfer of the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty and a 30 day warranty from us. More info on the Ex-Rental Sales service and products available can be found on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/sales.cfm

Our Value Added Services Team & Engineering Services

April 28, 2015

We don’t just rent IT! Hamilton Rentals have a team of fully qualified engineers and a value added services team and we can help you every step of the way, from pre-delivery testing & imaging, set up and installs, on-site & telephone support and de-rig & collections.

 

What we can do for you:

Installation

Hamilton Rentals have an excellent engineering resource and skills based around our key product areas. We are able to provide fully qualified engineers to any location in Europe to aid with basic set up of kit to full system storage and software configuration.

 

Upgrades

Our team of engineers can help with upgrading your existing infrastructure along with supporting any hardware you have rented from us.

 

Office Relocation

Moving offices? Rental is the option for ‘Swing Kit’ and Hamilton Rentals can provide excellent engineering resources to configure and set- up your hardware and provide on-site support whilst the move takes place.

 

On Site Support

Exhibiting at a trade show or exhibition? Have an upcoming event, training programme or presentation? Hamilton Rentals can provide you with on-site support from accredited engineers to help ensure everything runs smoothly.

 

Delivery and VAST Team

Not only do we have an excellent engineering team, we also have our own value added services team. The VAST team are in charge of delivering your kit where ever you need it whenever you need it. We have our own fleet of brand new delivery vans, large and small, to be used for your every need. Our vans are fitted with a state of the art tracking device so that we ensure you get real time updates to where your kit is.

 

To find out more about how Hamilton Rentals can help you, call 01344 456600, mail info@hamilton.co.uk or visit www.hamilton.co.uk.

Equipment for the General Election

April 13, 2015

Do you need IT or AV equipment for the General Election?

 

With the Election just around the corner, will you need to rent IT or AV equipment?

Hamilton Rentals are perfectly placed to deliver the best possible solution to your budget. With a £25 million rental feet and over 45 years’ experience in the rental industry we able to provide the outcome you want.

 

We have a range of products available to hire:

  • LED & LCD Professional Displays in a range of sizes
  • 4K & 3D TVs in a range of sizes
  • Projectors
  • Video Walls
  • Laptops & Desktops from the top manufacturers
  • iPads & Tablet PCs
  • A3 & A4 Printers in Mono & Colour
  • Blanco Data Wiping

 

Let us know how we can help you.

For more information please mail info@hamilton.co.uk, call 01344 456600 or visit http://www.hamilton.co.uk.

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