Technology advances at a frenetic pace. For this reason, innovation “is fundamental,” said Alicia Herrero Fernández, deputy director general of Digital Services for the Management of the Ministry of Digital Transformation recently founded with the appointment last Monday of José Luis Escrivá as its head.
Herrero opened the business day of Technological Leasing: how technological leasing can help you be an eco-responsible companyorganized by elEconomista and sponsored by Econocom, highlighting that it is key to reduce the carbon footprint, and for that it opted for simple but at the same time effective measures, such as increasing the useful life of the devices in case it does not represent a damage to the company.
In this digitalization process, Herrero highlighted the role of public funds, such as Next Generation, but also included that these funds contain a “green paper.” For these reasons, the deputy director justified that technological renting is “useful” in the financial and environmental faction, the latter also through reuse and recycling.
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Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister of Digitalization of the Community of Madrid, Silvia Roldán Fernández, who agreed with the sustainability and innovation benefits of this model. This last factor “is not underestimable”, because according to Roldán, “it improves efficiency, transparency and accessibility”, while it is “a prevailing need” for companies to be leaders in their sectors to stand out from the rest.
The vice-counselor explained the points in favor of technological renting, since it is an alternative that allows having the latest technology without large initial investments, reduces downtime as it is an outsourced service and allows clients to have a better experience. However, Roldán did not forget the cons of this strategy. Financially, despite avoiding large outlays, leasing entails sustained long-term costs. But not only that, but also not owning the equipment can lead to “a change in the work model.” Finally, he stressed the importance of signing convenient contracts “so as not to be tied down”, with favorable conditions for the company that allow customization of solutions and correct treatment of data.
All in all, Roldán believes that technological renting is a model that the public Administration is already studying to apply in its equipment, to give public services a boost in innovation and improving the user experience.