MS/Dell Set to Award $100K Technology Makeover

There's still time to vote for which of three tech-challenged companies will win the jackpot of Dell hardware and Microsoft software and consulting.

There are three very nervous small business owners tapping their old-fashioned pencils against their aging PCs at this minute, waiting to see if they have won the coveted $100,000 Microsoft and Dell are offering to the small business with the greatest need through its Microsoft Total Technology Makeover contest.

All three businesses-Gymstars Gymnastics, MouCo Cheese and Sid's Bikes NYC-are vying for the prize, due to be awarded with fanfare on March 24 at the Microsoft Small Business Summit.

To compete, a business must have between five and 49 employees and have been in business for more than two years. In addition, it must show consistent growth but demonstrate a need for technology upgrades to meet business goals or reach the next level of growth, said Cindy Bates, Microsoft's general manager of U.S. small business.

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