Device Sharing

Consumers begin renting technology rather than investing

Implications - As consumers and businesses alike look for cost-efficient alternatives to ownership of large-scale technology, various platforms that make short-term rentals possible have begun to emerge. From health systems looking to transform unused equipment into a source of revenue to a consumers testing equipment pre-purchase, these services speak to the evolution of the share economy. This progression speaks to the growing value of collaborative consumption among consumers, even when it comes to something as essential as technology.
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