How Small and Midsize Businesses Can Beat the Odds

Guest blog by: Ildi Pomeroy
Did you know that, according to the US Small Business Administration, only about half of all small businesses survive the first five years, and only a third make it to their tenth anniversary?* With technology underpinning everything from the efficiency and productivity of their team to the protection of their business data, you can stack the odds in your customer's favor by providing smart choices—right from the beginning—for the small business server technology their business relies on.

Power up your long game
Lead them in building an IT foundation that gives their business the power it needs to succeed. As part of the HPE Just Right IT portfolio, HPE Flex Solutions for small and midsize businesses are based on the same technologies used by large enterprises, but designed just for SMBs, in affordable, easy-to-use solution packages that include everything needed to get up and running quickly—even if they don't have dedicated IT resources.

HPE Flex Solutions are based on HPE ProLiant Servers, powered by Intel. They provide the power to achieve more of the business' goals with complete, yet highly customizable solutions for:

• Secure collaboration and accessibility with My First Server
• Data protection with Secure Encryption
• Email and calendaring with Microsoft Exchange
• Communications and collaboration with Microsoft Lync
Online transaction processing, business intelligence, or data warehousing with Microsoft SQL Server 2016
• Virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere
• Big Data analytics with SAP Business One HANA

There are many HPE Flex Solution options to choose from, but they all have one thing in common: they are designed, tested, and proven to “just work” the way they're supposed to, so your SMB customers can focus on their business, instead of IT. Learn more about HPE Flex Solutions, and start selling, today. Ask your local HPE representative for more details or visit the HPE Partner Ready Portal.
*US SBA Office of Advocacy, “Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business,” March 2104

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