A Payment Solution for the Circular Economy

The Dell Technology Rotation is a strategy and payment solution that lets you start embracing the circular economy today.

When it comes to technology, our customers often grapple with three key challenges: cost, sustainability and security. It’s rare to find a solution that can address all three. However, Dell Technology Rotation* does. Dell Technology Rotation is a payment solution** that allows organizations to implement regular IT refresh cycles that save on costs of managing aging systems, realize multiple operational and business benefits – including security updates- and contribute to sustainability goals.

The Circular Economy

Dell Technology Rotation embodies the increasingly important concept of the circular economy. Today, industry and tangible goods are set up as a series of linear processes. Goods are produced, used and then discarded, creating a one-way stream that is rapidly increasing waste. In turn, waste is becoming unmanageable and snowballing into other climate change challenges.

By contrast, the circular economy – commonly viewed as one of the most promising solutions to reduce the impacts of climate change – minimizes waste via the continual use of resources, such as extending the useful lifecycle of physical assets and reusing materials to eliminate waste. While leveraging the circular economy is the right thing to do, it is also highly complex for organizations because of increasingly complicated regulations and the need for a dedicated, robust process to mitigate the risk of data loss.

Dell Technology Rotation makes it easy for customers to embrace the circular economy, a powerful tool for the planet and our customers. Dell Technology Rotation is an example of Dell’s commitment to Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG). It is easy to leverage a Dell Technology Rotation strategy and its ability to contribute to the circular economy, which can help you advance your sustainability initiatives. 

Reuse and Recycle with Technology Rotation

To catalyze as much positive change as possible, Dell Technology Rotation makes sustainability simple. Through a robust end-of-term process, the burden and complexity of what to do with aging assets are completely handled by Dell Technologies. By managing the increasingly complex regulatory landscape, working with certified, electronic disposition partners globally and handling transportation, Dell Technology Rotation helps provide you with peace of mind as you progress your sustainability goals.

At the end of the agreement, you can simply return assets to Dell Financial Services where up to 95 percent of them are refurbished. The remaining are recycled in adherence with all applicable international, regional, national and local laws and conventions. Learn more in this video.

The circular economy is further supported by extending the life of the refurbished assets, giving them a second life. Many companies insist that a certain percentage of IT assets be acquired through a refurbished channel. Other companies need high-quality products, don’t need them to be “the latest and greatest” to run their workloads, but do need budget-friendly options. These refurbished assets, including fixed and mobile workstations, laptops, desktops and monitors are available for purchase at Dell’s Refurbished sales site.

Good for the Planet and Your Business

Beyond sustainability, the Dell Technology Rotation strategy is also designed as a payment solution that provides you with agility and flexibility, enabling the digital transformation required for your business to remain competitive.

A study conducted by Vanson Bourne found that 94% of businesses encounter significant roadblocks that inhibit an effective digital transformation journey. A leading barrier is the lack of budget and resources, a major obstacle for IT leaders tasked with the digital transformation initiatives required to propel organizations forward.

Digital transformation has three main challenges. First is technology’s rapid evolution. Organizations must nimbly manage budgets and liquidity to stay competitive and satisfy mission-critical objectives. Second is inefficient IT operations, which can increase the risks of downtime and the loss of critical and confidential data. The third is an increasing focus and requirement to achieve sustainability goals, including compliance with local regulations for asset disposal.

Flexibility, Efficiency and Sustainability

Dell Technology Rotation, using an OPEX model and the latest technology, addresses these digital transformation challenges. The strategy kick-starts cash and cash flow savings immediately, which continue throughout the life of the agreement. The strategy also enables rapid deployment to ensure technology is at the peak of its useful life with the latest security capabilities. Additional savings are generated from lower lifecycle costs stemming from the reduced maintenance and support inherent in shorter refresh cycles as well as disposal cost savings. See the video below for more insights.

To recap, here are three key ways that Dell Technology Rotation can help your business:

    1. Being flexible and equipped to better manage cash on hand
    2. Ensuring the latest technology is efficiently deployed with the latest security features and the least amount of maintenance concerns
    3. Promoting sustainable and responsible business practices – through a compliant and efficient asset disposal process – to help you do your part for the planet.

With Dell Technology Rotation, what’s good for the planet, can also be good for your business. Please contact us to learn more.

**Payment solutions provided to qualified commercial customers by Dell Financial Services through Dell Technologies group companies or authorized business partners.  Solutions may be changed without notice and are subject to product availability, eligibility, credit approval, acceptable documentation and local applicable law. Some solutions, including end of term purchase options, may not be available or may vary by country. Within the EU, the EEA, the UK and Switzerland certain solutions are provided by Dell Bank International d.a.c. and in Spain by Dell Bank International d.a.c Sucursal en España. Dell Bank International d.a.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Dell Technologies and Dell logos are trademarks of Dell Inc.

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1 Survey conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Dell Technologies, July & August 2020

Colin Keaney

About the Author: Colin Keaney

Colin Keaney joined Dell in April 2011 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Dell Financial Services EMEA. He was part of the management team who established Dell Financial Services’ captive operation in EMEA which included the setting up of a regulated bank. In May 2014 Colin took up the role of Global CFO and then in April 2023, Colin became the Global President for Dell Financial Services.