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Computer giant offers small business award

By Mario Cywinski |

A $25,000 technology award is up for grabs from one the world’s biggest computer manufacturers, Dell Computers.

For the forth year, Dell Canada will hand out the award to the small business that best exemplifies the use of technology in improving any and all aspects of their customer experience.

In all 10 prizes will be awarded in each nation the contest is being conducted. As well, a global award of $50,000 will be awarded to one of the regional winners.

The national winners will receive $25,000 worth of Dell products and be invited for a sharing session at Dell Canada headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. Nine runners-up in each national contest will win a business-class laptop from Dell, valued at $1,500.

"Small businesses drive the Canadian economy," says Kevin Peesker, vice president and general manager, SMB, Dell Canada. "We are recognizing companies that demonstrate energy, focus and drive to leverage technology to deliver business growth and a superior experience for their customers. We look forward to hearing from Canada’s small businesses and will reward the most exemplary firms for their efforts."

Small businesses that employ less than 99 workers are eligible for the competition, which is set to close on March 31, 2008. A winner is set to be announced in late July.

Previous winners of the award are: Auctionwire in 2007, Baby Sherpa in 2006 and Dr. Jawad Minhas in 2005.

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