Altech Computers has been appointed by Dell as the first Australian distributor for the vendor's PowerEdge servers.

Dell A/NZ Channel Director, Peter Murphy, said the move is designed to better target the local SMB market.

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"The small and medium business market is extremely important to Dell," he said.

"As the backbone of the Australian economy, we're delighted to be able to offer SMB customers greater choice when implementing their Dell solution."

Murphy said Altech was chosen for the distribution role for its "wide reach of resellers" in the SMB segment. "As a trusted Dell distribution partner, Altech Computers was a natural fit through which to offer Dell servers," he said. Only the beginning

Entry level PowerEdge servers are available from Altech Computers as of today, with Altech managing director, Antony Sheen, expecting more models on the way. "After two years distributing Dell printers and monitors, it was a natural progression to grow our customer offering with Dell servers and strengthen our relationship," he said.

Sheen adds that Altech Computers offers the option of same day delivery with the PowerEdge servers.

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