Leasing can be tricky

The basic problems with leasing is that you may be stuck with a particular vendor (may not be a problem) and you don't control the interest rate on the funds.  You could calculate what it would cost you if you had to borrow the funds to purchase the equipment.  Compare that to the lease costs to see how much you are paying.  Also look at what else they may be offering such as maintenance or upgrade protection.  they may be able to sweeten the deal enough to make it a good deal.  Ultimately it is a financial decision, which costs more?

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>>> Darth Vader <[log in to unmask]> 04/30/2009 9:46 AM >>>
Does anyone know or have experience with something along the lines of a
lease for network infrastructure?


I'm thinking of something like a 10-year lease on switching and wireless
infrastructure so we can plan for and upgrade consistently.


Anyone know of or done something like this?







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