Northern Europe Gets Power Systems Cash Back Deal
September 26, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
With the economy a bit jumpy all over the globe, even in what seemed to be unstoppable China, IBM has to do what it can to calm down CIOs and CFOs and get them to spend on new Power Systems gear. Big Blue last week put out another deal aimed its Northern European customers.
In this one, detailed in announcement letter ZA11-1048, is a cashback program for customers who buy application software for either AIX or IBM i and are putting that software into their companies for the first time. If they buy from the approved list of applications (which are linked to in the announcement letter), IBM will give customers 10 percent of the value of the Power Systems hardware back right there on the spot.
That sure beats a kick in the gross domestic products.
The deal runs from September 13 through December 31, and is available in Germany, the United Kingdom. Ireland, Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Aland Islands, Iceland, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. It can be applied to new systems as well as upgrades.