Tech Thursday (11/22): Dell Adds New Printers To Portfolio * Wave Payroll Brings Payroll Solution to U.S. Small Businesses * Acer Debuts New Chromebook

Dell Adds New Printers To Portfolio

 

Wave Payroll Brings Payroll Solution to U.S. Small Businesses

 

Acer Debuts New Chromebook

 

 

 

 

Dell Adds New Printers To Portfolio

 

Dell Updates Imaging Portfolio with New Color and Monochrome Printers

 

Round Rock, Texas, – Dell today announced an updated portfolio of new laser printers designed to help businesses maximize workforce productivity and office efficiency. The three new multi function printers and five single function printers will allow customers to manage print reliably, digitize content for sharing and integrate document processes for an efficient work environment.

Wireless setup has never been easier with Dell Printer Easy WiFi Installer. Customers can enjoy a fast and easy printer set up with up to 4 x less number of clicks with the new Dell Printer Easy WiFi installer available on the new entry class WiFi color printers.

Multi-function Printers

The new multifunction printers, the C1765nf, C1765nfw, and B3465dnf are designed to help businesses capitalize on digital document management and productivity solutions and integrate with existing document processes to create an efficient and collaborative work environment. Home offices and small business owners can benefit from affordable color printers with robust connectivity options and efficient document management. Medium businesses and large enterprise workgroups can capitalize on performance, built-in security and management tools, high monthly duty cycles and easy-to-use in-device solution applications for office productivity.

“Dell recognizes the vital role of multi-function printers in today’s evolving workplace, enabling businesses to do more beyond printing with the creation of digital data from scanning hard copy documents to support digital document ecosystems and workflows,” said Lee Hui Li, general manager, Global Imaging, and executive director, Dell Software & Peripherals. “At Dell, we view printers as tools not only for printing, but as part of a broader end point device ecosystem that supports the creation, consumption and integration of digital data and information with electronic workflows and application systems that support an evolving and collaborative workforce.”

Single function Printers

Dell also unveiled five single function printers, including the C1660wC1760nw, B2360d, B236odnB3460dn and B5460dn. The C1660w and C1760nw refine Dell’s entry class color printers to provide improved ease of use and value for small and home offices and remote workers. These WiFi ready color printers come with fast print speeds and low maintenance. The B2360d/dn, B3460dn and B5460dn monochrome printers are built to last, offering blazing fast performance, robust paper handling, gigabit network connectivity and expandable options to suit business needs. Mid-sized businesses and distributed workgroups will enjoy peace of mind with easy-to-implement security features.

Pricing and Availability

The C1765nf/nfw (US$369/399), C1660w (US$199), C1760nw (US$279), B2360d/dn (US$249/299), B3460dn (US$699), B5460dn (US$1,319) and B3465dnf (US$1,399) are available for purchase worldwide today. The B5465dnf (US$3,609) is available for purchase in the Americas and Europe in January 2013.

 

Wave Payroll Gives U.S. Small Business Owners the Fastest and Easiest Payroll Solution

All-inclusive platform keeps employers compliant with taxes and deductions while saving time and money

 

TORONTO/PRNewswire/ – Wave Accounting (Wave), the disruptive creators of award-winning free small business accounting and payroll software, today launched the U.S. edition of Wave Payroll. This easy-to-use, cloud-based payroll solution is designed to work the way small business owners do, making it the first truly intuitive payroll application on the market. Business owners can sign up for free at www.wavepayroll.com. Launched in the Canadian market earlier this year, Wave Payroll is now available in all 50 states. Its cost of $5 or less per employee per month* makes it the most affordable payroll solution available for small business owners.

“For most small businesses in the U.S., especially those with fewer than 10 employees, traditional payroll solutions just don’t make sense. They’re too expensive and complicated for a small business owner,” said Kirk Simpson, co-founder and CEO of Wave Accounting. “With Wave Payroll, we essentially reinvented the payroll process by developing a solution that is quick, affordable and easy to use, while helping to avoid costly non-compliance penalties.”

With Wave Payroll, employers can:

  • Pay employees via check, or choose direct deposit at no extra charge;
  • Confidently manage federal, state and local payroll taxes without ever needing to consult a payroll calculator;
  • Easily handle vacation time, including the option to pay vacation hours on each check, or to accrue the vacation hours worked for another date;
  • Assign payroll deductions or benefits to each employee on a one-time or recurring basis; and
  • Provide employees with a self-serve portal to maintain their contact information, and to retrieve their pay stubs and other documents.

Wave Payroll is available immediately and signing up and looking around is free; no credit card needed. Running payroll is $5 or less per employee per month, with no charge until the first payroll is completed; no charge for employees not paid in a given month. To coincide with the start of the 2013 tax year, Wave will also include an option as of January 2013 to handle tax deposits and tax filings for a flat fee of $25 per employer per month.

 

Acer Debuts New Chromebook

 

Secure, Speedy and Simple

 

Acer America has debuted its new Acer C7 Chromebook, its next-generation mobile computer that runs Google’s Chrome operating system and is priced at a low $199.

The new Acer C7 Chromebook is the ideal additional laptop for families, students and business people that need a fast, easy and secure way to get online to do their computing in the cloud, such as using Gmail, keeping up on social networks, shopping, and paying bills.

“Today’s computer users are doing more online heightening the need for enhanced security, quicker online access and an easy-to-use interface,” Jim Wong, corporate president, Acer Inc. “The Acer C7 Chromebook provides all this at an affordable price, making it the right choice for families and students on a budget as well as anyone who wants a new or second mobile PC for web-based computing.”

Speed. Customers can get online quickly with the Acer C7; it boots up in less than 18 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode.

Security. Customers will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook has security features built in to defend against malware and viruses. Plus, since the Acer C7 is automatically updated, customers can be assured that they have the latest software version and protection against online threats.

Features of the Acer C7 include:

  • It weighs only 3.05 pounds and measures a mere one inch thin
  • Fully-clickable touchpad
  • Integrated HD 1.3MP webcam w/ LED indicator and microphone
  • 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal™
  • LED-backlit LCD
  • Three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, SD Card and MMC

The Acer C710-2847 is available on the Google Play store, at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com for customers in the United States for $199.00.

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About Carolyn Crummey

Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (www.virtasktic.com), an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.