Proebsting's Law

Jacqui Caren jacqui.caren at
Thu Dec 15 09:14:23 GMT 2005

the hatter wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Matt Sergeant wrote:
>>On 14 Dec 2005, at 11:44, Jacqui Caren wrote:
>>>Given the lifespan of these systems (a few years max) and their cost
>>>how many companies purchase, rent or use leaseback?
>>Depends which end of the scale you're at. At this end I bet hardly
>>anyone rents because they have serious security issues to consider.
>>Plus we get economies of scale doing it ourselves.

I suppose if you have 000's of boxes the paperwork for claiming back
depreciation is worth the effort :-)

> And the lease companies aren't so naive as to take that long to make their
> money back on the hardware investment side.  Leasing doesn't make things
> cheaper in the medium term.

I was led to understand that there are very good tax reasons to 
leaseback - on a small scale.

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