Dell is reaching out to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) across Europe with a zero per cent financing offer when they buy servers and storage.
The vendor said that many smaller companies struggle to find the credit facilities and loans they need to function and grow, and that this offer will help see them through the credit crunch.
Promotional pricing is valid for all orders above £6,000, or €10,000, placed before 30 April 2009. Orders can include services and peripherals, but must include three years of Dell ProSupport.
Purchasers in the majority of European regions can also take full ownership of the product at the end of the 18-month or 24-month contract on payment of a small charge.
For those in Switzerland, the offer is only available on a 24-month contract, and Italian companies will have to go for a 30-month contract and can only take ownership at the end by paying the fair market value of the system.
"Cashflow, working capital and the availability of credit are big issues for small businesses today," said Aongus Hegarty, vice president and general manager for small and medium business at Dell EMEA.
"In response to this we are offering our first ever Europe-wide zero per cent financing scheme to increase the options for SMBs that want to invest in their IT today. We are giving our customers the chance to keep their IT equipment competitive without large capital outlays."
The new programme builds on the success of similar ventures by Dell in the US.
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