Gartner Research

IT Finance or Capital Leasing: Benefits and Potential Drawbacks

Published: 24 March 2008

ID: G00155516

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan , Richard Ni


Finance leases offer organizations an option for optimizing cash flow, but they have potential drawbacks. Organizations should be aware of some of the more-common misunderstandings about the benefits of finance or capital leases.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Definition of IT Finance Leasing
  • The Evolution of IT Finance Leasing
  • Finance Lease Benefits
  • Drawbacks With Finance Leasing
  • Common Misunderstandings About IT Finance Leasing
  • Three Types of Finance Leasing Provider
  • Tactical Guidelines

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