PCaaS Gets Small—and That’s Big!

first_imgNow small businesses can rely on Dell Technologies to manage the entire PC lifecycle—all for one predictable price per month.As a company that got its start in Michael Dell’s dorm room at The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Technologies has a special affinity for entrepreneurs and start-ups that drive innovation and prosperity.In fact, Dell Technologies is the only technology company that offers dedicated solutions and advisors for small businesses, and today we are announcing Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS)** for small businesses. This offering helps founders spend more time building their business and less time managing IT.  The timing for this is perfect, too, as we celebrate Small Business Saturday later this month – this is just one more way Dell Technologies is making small business owners’ lives easier.We’ve expanded the scope and quality of our capabilities to help small businesses cost-effectively manage all stages of the PC lifecycle—from installation, to ongoing support, to asset return—even if a business has just one or a few PCs.  The shift from PC ownership to PCaaS is picking up pace—with 19% of the commercial PC market expected to be using a PCaaS model by 2022.Dell Technologies On DemandDell PCaaS is part of the greater Dell Technologies On Demand (DToD) family of consumption-based and as-a-service delivery models that bring greater choice, flexibility, and assurance to the entire IT ecosystem—from the edge and endpoints, to the core data center, to the cloud.When Dell first introduced PCaaS in 2017, the PCaaS for Enterprise program was designed for businesses with 300 PCs or more.  In August of last year, we introduced PCaaS for Business to mid-sized businesses  and now we are extending it to support all small businesses with one to 299 PCs.**Rethinking PC ownershipToday, businesses of all sizes can confidently equip their workforce with customizable award-winning Dell business laptops and desktops with the right management and security software, and best-in-class Dell services, spanning deployment, support, and asset return.Small businesses can replace the burdens of PC ownership from capital expenditure, to upgrades and cash flow uncertainties, with a predictable price per seat per month contract from Dell Financial Services (DFS).** DFS makes this solution possible by tying everything into one simple monthly payment, making Dell a true one-stop-shop for PC lifecycle needs. The PCaaS contract with DFS can also help build credit for small businesses. With no upfront costs and a predictable monthly fee, PCaaS can help small businesses better manage their cash flow—the #1 challenge for most small companies.And, because PCaaS can accelerate the device refresh cycle by up to 5 months, businesses benefit from a workforce empowered with the latest technology – with Dell taking care of recycling the older technology after the lease term is up.Hear what a Dell Technology On Demand PCaaS customer in Europe has to say about the value gained from moving to Dell PCaaS, including automation of PC deployments and reduced PC lifecycle management costs.Evolving valueAs Dell PCaaS continues to evolve, it adds value at every level for customers including:A simplified online shopping experience, initially available in the US1, makes it easy for customers to select, configure, get leasing approval, and manage their options—with full pricing transparency.Client Installation Services provide a comprehensive installation service for PCs and peripherals, data migration, software set-up and connecting PCs to the customers’ network.A choice of expanded software options to help protect, secure, and manage their PCs and the data on them—from file-based data encryption and advanced threat prevention, to over-the-air unified endpoint management for asset tracking and adaptive endpoint security.Direct from DellToday, nobody partners with small businesses as completely as Dell. Our PCaaS for Business helps reduce stress and reclaim time, by providing even the smallest of businesses with access to great technology at an affordable, predictable cost, and 24/7 support for peace of mind and worry-free IT.**Find out more about how Dell PCaaS** can help reduce costs, shorten refresh cycles and drive IT transformation for your business.Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) combines hardware, software, lifecycle services, and ­financing into one all-encompassing solution—all for a single, predictable price per seat per month provided by Dell Financial Services****PCaaS: Terms provided by Dell Financial Services L.L.C. or its affiliate or designee for qualified business customers. Subject to availability, credit approval, applicable documentation and law. Applicable for 36-month or 48-month term. For qualifying products only. Monthly payment amount does not include charges other than periodic rent payments (such as taxes, fees, shipping or other charges).1PC as a Service is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 17 countries in Europe. PCaaS for Business online ordering is US only.last_img read more

Three former UW women’s hockey players honored in ESPN’s annual body issue

first_imgIn this year’s Body Issue, ESPN featured three former University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team members in recognizing their fight for equal pay for all women who played on United States national teams.Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan and Alex Rigsby were part of a six-woman team, all of whom were honored for their courageous efforts this year when it came to achieving fair compensation for both men and women’s national team members.Following a strike back in March, which almost resulted in the United States national hockey team missing the World Championship tournament, USA Hockey agreed to meet their players demands. Women’s hockey members would finally receive the same compensation as their male counterparts for their national team performances.A moe than two days later, the women won gold at the World Championships, which would be their fourth consecutive title, and their eight gold medal overall.Women’s hockey: Badgers fall short but leave impressive legacyEven though the season came to a bitter end, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team still has so much Read…Before Duggan, Decker and Rigsby — who are all currently on the roster to compete in the 2018 Olympic games — took a stand for equal pay, women’s hockey players were only compensated for the six-months prior to the Olympic Games. Any other games or tournaments that they participated in were usually funded by the athletes themselves.Decker admitted to ESPN that one of their biggest focuses with the boycott was how it would impact future generations of players. The U.S. team wanted to ensure that girls could continue to play the sport they loved after college, without having a financial burden over their head.“What we were doing had a bigger purpose,” Decker told ESPN. “Not only for our team, but for young girls around the country.”It was thanks to not only the national team members, but also to all of the players who refused to take their place in the World Championships, that women’s national team members will finally earn the same compensation as their male counterparts.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin begins march to NCAA Frozen FourThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team returns home for the WCHA Playoff after a weekend of gridlock with border rival Read…The interview with ESPN also contained other information, such as misconceptions that the athletes face on a daily basis, and details on Duggan’s strict diet, which she started during her time at Wisconsin.Duggan, who is a firm believer in eating healthy ingredients, admitted that she has not eaten fast food since 2011. It all started with a dare Duggan made with her team, saying that if they won both an NCAA championship and a World Championship, she would eat McDonald’s.It wasn’t until Duggan and fellow teammate showed up for their NCAA win parade that she noticed her teammates carrying a McDonald’s bag.Duggan claimed to ESPN’s Morty Ain that one of the reason’s she chooses to eat to healthy is to heighten her athletic ability.“I take so much pride in my body,” Duggan said to ESPN’s Morty Ain. “We’re certainly shaping our body in a certain way, but, at the same time, it’s propelling us through our sport. And that just makes me really proud.”The full interview is available on ESPN’s website.last_img read more