What: “…IBM… this week launched a program under which corporate customers can lease the Apple iPad or tablets from any other manufacturer directly from Big Blue.”
Why: “It can be cheaper for enterprises to lease tablets than to purchase them directly, once all costs, including imaging and deployment, are considered, according to Elmasry.”
How: “IBM’s financing arm will lease tablets, which can cost $600 or more each, for about $20 per month, per device, and arrange imaging, security, and deployment services through IBM Global Services. “We can bundle it in as a total cost solution,” said Elmasry.”
Full article on Information Week here.