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Tips on how to compare financing offers

20 Aug 2019

As ongoing digitalisation continues to transform our society, new technologies and tools will replace, even upend, traditional ways of working – from data management to customer service, communications and learning. Businesses must keep up with the developments, however it is also vital for non-...

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Mythbusters! The truth about leasing IT

04 Feb 2019

Joanne is an expert in IT management and procurement. Stephen is a senior business executive. They’re having a conversation about the pros and cons of leasing IT assets for a business instead of buying them. It goes something like this: Stephen: “I’ve never been a fan of leasing. It costs too much...

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Ancient History: the hidden costs of ageing devices

12 Nov 2018

Remember Gangnam Style ? The crazy dance that took the world by storm, and was the first video on YouTube to be viewed a billion times? Feels like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it was only six years ago. Back in 2012, we were watching Korean sensation Psy do his thing on what was...

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Budgeting and planning checklist 2018

03 Nov 2017

1. Focus on where the money is Investments should be targeted towards core business growth. So, think carefully about what you want to own in 2018. Movable assets and office supplies are not lucrative investments. It’s time to lease IT assets. Leasing releases resources so you can concentrate on...

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IFRS 16 reporting lease contracts considerations for finance teams

04 Oct 2017

The IFRS 16 standard introduces significant changes to lease accounting and clarifies the definition of a lease contract. According to Timo Ihamäki* from PwC Finland, the definition hinges on who has control of an asset: ‘The new standard highlights the concept of control,’ Ihamäki explains, ‘in a...

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Professional services firms can improve cash flow with IT leasing

14 Nov 2016

Are tax, VAT bills and Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) putting cash flow pressures on your business? The answer could lie in the way you finance your IT. Over the last few years we have talked about the clear blue water between the Top 10 firms and the rest of the sector. This has grown to...

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The circular economy: A leasing opportunity

07 Feb 2016

With the exception of a few sociopaths, we all believe we care about the future of the planet. From there, opinions on what to do about it diverge. Probably though, we’d all agree that recycling was a ‘good thing’. It should reduce raw material extraction and processing costs; it should reduce land...

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Carmen Ene: IT leasing industry needs to innovate to add value with services

05 Jan 2016

Carmen Ene’s career saw her lead IBM Global Financing in Europe, then running IBM’s risk analytics services business. She then became CEO of 3 Step IT, a Finnish-based financing company – from industry giant to fledgling. Six months later, she outlines the changes in leasing and financing to Brian...

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Replace your PCs - stay one step ahead

01 Nov 2015

For over 20 years, Windows-based PCs have enjoyed a virtual monopoly in corporate IT infrastructure, but there are signs that this domination is coming to an end. Are you ready for the change? Do you perhaps even see this as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage? We at 3 Step IT do. By the...

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To lease or not to lease?

01 Oct 2013

In today’s world, agility, specialisation, and solution- and service orientation are seen as cornerstones of success – in all fields of business. That’s why owning IT equipment no longer provides any real competitive advantage. Yet more than 80 per cent of the computers, laptops and mobile devices...

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