Dell has announced a new brand of notebook and desktop computers designed for small businesses. The Vostro branded products feature no trialware and offer simple to use tools that address problems such as data back-up, PC performance and health, and specialised networking support for customers without dedicated IT staff.
The Vostro product and services family is another step in the company’s strategy to reduce the cost, time and complexity of managing information technology for customers of all sizes.
According to a 12-country survey of small-business owners and decision makers recently conducted by Dell and the International Council for Small Business, the No. 1 reason small businesses use technology is to better serve customers, yet 75 percent responded that budget constraints limit their ability to expand IT resources.
Those small-business owners around the world told Dell that they prefer simple solutions because they do not have full-time IT staff and are installing their most sophisticated IT products themselves.
To address these needs, Vostro customers will have access to automated support tools customised for small business.
The tools include Dell Automated PC Tune-Up, which reduces more than 30 tuning, performance, security and maintenance tasks to one click; Dell Network Assistant, which simplifies the set-up, monitoring, troubleshooting and repair of a customers’ network; and Dell DataSafe Online which will be available later in the year for online backup of up to
10GB of user data and protection against data loss resulting from disasters, theft or damage.
Dell Vostro offerings include notebooks (Vostro 1000, 1400 and 1500) and desktops (Vostro 200 mini-tower or slim-sized case).