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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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Got an idea for a charity day?

15 Dec 2015

It is that time of year when we reflect on how well it’s gone. And maybe we pause long enough to think a bit more deeply, and about different aspects of our business: the way we do things is as important as what we do. So this year we decided to take the charitable thoughts in our Corporate Social...

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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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3 Step IT acquires ITmove AS: Norwegian companies want more sustainable IT operations

01 Oct 2015

3 Step IT continues its strong growth in Norway and acquires ITmove, a Norwegian company located in Ski. The key driver for this acquisition is the need of Norwegian companies for streamlined and sustainable IT operations. The government requirement that deletion of data in several sectors shall...

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3 Step IT acquires TEC Finance

01 Sep 2015

3 Step IT Sweden AB, the leading Swedish company in sustainable IT leasing, acquires TEC Finance Sweden AB together with its subsidiaries. The aim of the structural deal is to further strengthen 3 Step IT’s presence in the Swedish market and enhance the range of services it offers. No purchase...

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Veto! Veto! Veto!

01 Aug 2015

I’m doubled over, red faced, gasping and wheezing for every breath. I have been working like a galley slave and after 3 months as 3 Step IT CEO I am being shouted at: VETO! But I am not sitting in our board room, I am in a long boat. And luckily, VETO is not a rejection of a business decision, but...

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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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What leasing companies can learn from the IT industry

01 Aug 2013

What leasing companies can learn from the IT industry I’ve been following some interesting discussions around two fundamental questions: ‘Why does leasing exist?’ and ‘What is the future of leasing?’. One of the most interesting discussions took place at the Leaseurope CEO council, where industry...

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Always eco-friendly and close to people

01 Jun 2013

Jarkko Veijalainen and Marko Sjöman founded 3 Step IT in 1997. Their dream has grown into a strong international success. Jarkko has previously written of the attitude required for growth. Now we asked Marko to reminisce on 3 Step IT’s 15 years of history and share his experiences of building a...

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Leasing as a product has no future

01 Feb 2013

Leasing is often considered to be a stagnant, conservative industry. Due to the industry’s relatively poor image, a number of leasing companies have had problems attracting new employees who can think innovatively. As employees are by far the most important resource in our industry, I have often...

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