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COMPUTERS

LEASE VS BUY
Computers: Lease vs Buy
Evan Fernandes
Northeastern University
April 25, 2019
Professor Lawrence E. Tinsley

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BACKGROUND
• Organizations
• Limited Budget
• Computers-NEED not WANT
• BUY or LEASE
• Hardware
• Software(Cloud)

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Introduction
• Technology
• Constantly Evolving
• Price

• Lease vs Buy
• Advantages and Disadvantages

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• Which one is better LEASE or BUY?

• Depends
• Type of Business
• Financial Situation

Source: ARIN, in Levin, Schmidt(2014,1060). 4


DISCUSSION

• LEASE or BUY
• Both are forms of Acquisition
• Both are Legal

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• STUDY OF A REAL BUSINESS SOLUTION:
• Braintree Public Schools
• Lease or buy Technology Equipment
• Using State Grant – 1.23M Dollars
• 300k Yearly Technology Budget(Equipment)

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GOAL
• Upgrade whole Network Infrastructure
• District-Wide Wireless Coverage
• 1:1 Initiative – within 2 years of completion of the project
• Replace all Outdated Labs
• Stay within the Initial Spending Budget
• Stay within the yearly Budget thereafter
• Be ready for 2019/2020 School Year

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Project Budget

Quote-Part I Quote-Part II

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Project Management

Part I Part II

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CONCLUSION

• Facts
• Good amount of initial Capital
• Decent Yearly Budget
• Found a Buying Proposal that fits in the Budget

• Recommendations
• Buy outright

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