Roundup: Tech News For Small Businesses Roundup – Tech News For Small Businesses

This week’s edition of the roundup includes items on new Dell financing options, a survey report showing small business confidence up for the first time since 2009 and a review of book about how to make sure your technology is not obsolete.

“Dell Announces Aggressive Financing Options

Dell Financial Services (DFS), the lending and financing division of Dell, announced aggressive financing offers for U.S. based small, medium and large businesses and public organizations, to help customers preserve capital, maximize IT investments and drive innovation.

According to a new IDC whitepaper commissioned by Dell, many businesses looking to drive innovation, often with constrained budgets, are finding that leasing technology offers strategic, operational and financial benefits when compared to outright ownership. Specifically, IDC found that leasing and returning x86 servers and related network storage arrays every three years is up to 25 percent less expensive than buying, installing and operating the same equipment for six years. Once an x86 server reaches year four, the IT support requirements can increase substantially, raising operating expenses – even without applying any value to the increased downtime associated with older systems.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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