3 Secrets to Fast Tracking Your IT Priorities

Small and medium businesses know that the road to success is filled with distractions and roadblocks. According to IDC, the three major IT priorities for small and medium businesses are improving efficiency, improving revenue growth, and reducing expenses.1 Most small to medium businesses don’t have dedicated IT personnel on hand to tackle these priorities.

You are a business owner and already wear too many hats. And when it comes to IT, that hat is often worn by either you or the most technical individual on your team.

Luckily, you can put your IT hat back on the shelf with the entry-level PowerEdge T140 and PowerEdge T340 tower servers. These servers are specifically built for your small and medium businesses’ everyday needs. Here’s how they help you accomplish your three major IT priorities.

  1. Easy efficiency

PowerEdge tower servers are built to process and transmit data quickly. This will enable your everyday business applications to run faster and reduce the amount of interruptions. They simplify team collaboration, giving you peace of mind that you are working on the latest revision. They also save data automatically, reducing the threat of re-work.

PowerEdge towers are ideal for on-site, remote, and branch office use. By managing multiple remote servers via one intuitive platform, you can save a trip across town, states, or even countries, depending on your office locations. Additionally, you can choose to conveniently receive alerts and access hardware remotely anytime and anywhere, saving you time and money.

With the ProDeploy suite of services, you can let Dell EMC do the heavy lifting while you focus on your business. Simply tell Dell EMC what applications you’d like to run, and we’ll configure and deploy the server in your office. Set up as much as 66% faster with our ProDeploy suite of services.2 Our team is here to answer any questions and help you plan for your future growth.

PowerEdge towers offer automated proactive and predictive support technology. Resolve potential issues with up to 72% less IT effort using ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.3 This technology can automatically notify Dell EMC of a potential threat to get a jump start on a solution.

  1. Revenue growth made easier

You run critical business applications that enable you to connect with your customers, prospective customers, and your team. The PowerEdge towers are ideal for most business applications such as file and print, point of sale, collaboration/sharing, databases, mail, and messaging.

PowerEdge towers enable business applications to run quickly with powerful computing capability. These tower servers enable multiple team members to work on the same file and print multiple documents efficiently. The servers also enable faster and reliable payment processing with a secure infrastructure. It allows you to collaborate and connect quickly and efficiently with customers and colleagues around the world.

Time is money. As a business, you never want any of your business applications to stop working. PowerEdge servers are reliable and can reduce the risk of downtime with a hot plug drive option. This would enable your server to work while being serviced. This will keep your business operating around the clock, allowing you additional opportunity to drive your business.

  1. The easy choice for expense reduction

One of the key IT business priorities is to reduce expenses. Among many important things to consider while reducing expense, IT security is imperative. It’s important to not take IT security for granted given all the recent data breaches. One of the best ways to keep expenses down and customer loyalty up is to avoid a security breach.

The average total cost of a data breach in the United States is $7.9 million. The global average total cost of a data breach increased 6.4% from the previous year to $3.86 million.4

With the purpose of protecting our customers, every PowerEdge server come with built-in security. Simply bolting security on after the fact doesn’t work. PowerEdge towers can protect your server from malicious changes with iDRAC9 Enterprise Server Lockdown mode. You can also have peace of mind that your data is backed up automatically.

PowerEdge tower servers can be safer and cheaper than public cloud alternatives. As a matter of fact, Independent research commissioned by Dell EMC uncovered that over 50% of midmarket organizations that have moved a workload from a public cloud service back to on-premise infrastructure cited security and/or cost as a reason for this decision.5

Additionally, PowerEdge tower servers help with future expense reduction because they are made to grow with your business over time. As you continue to scale your business with more demanding business applications, more customers, and more employees, your servers’ will also be able to scale with you.

If you are a small business that requires an easy to use and affordable server for everyday business applications like file and print and point of sale, explore the PowerEdge T140 tower server and associated services. If you are a growing business or have remote/branch offices that require reliability and scalability for your everyday business applications like collaboration/sharing and databases, take a look at the PowerEdge T340 tower server and associated services.

Focus on your business. We’ll handle IT.

1 IDC, SMB Digital Transformation: Attitudes, Priorities, and Assessment in Seven Countries, 2018.

2 Based on a November 2017 Principled Technologies Test Report commissioned by Dell EMC comparing in-house deployment vs. Dell EMC ProDeploy for Enterprise deployment service for Dell PowerEdge R730 servers, Dell Storage SC9000 and SC420 and networking components. Actual results will vary.

3 Based on June 2018 Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Save time and IT effort resolving server hardware issues with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist”, compared to Basic Warranty without SupportAssist. Actual results will vary. Full report: http://facts.pt/olccpk.

Independently conducted by Ponemon Institute LLC, 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview, July 2018.

5 ESG Survey Results, Tipping Point: Striking the Hybrid Cloud Balance, September 2018.

About the Author: Natalie Patterson

Natalie enjoys bringing stories to life through her writing. Prior to joining Dell EMC, Natalie began her career by participating in a 3-year rotational Marketing Management Development Program. She then took on a diverse set of Product Marketing roles within the aviation and industrial markets. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Natalie lives in Austin, TX, and spends her free time outdoors, keeping active, and traveling.