To deliver effective solutions that meet customer challenges, Dell focuses on pivotal standards that drive future technology innovation. Dell's industry leadership places it in a unique position to help establish the core building blocks for the future innovation — in the home, the office and the enterprise. With a long track record of pioneering work and wide network of strong industry alliances, Dell can drive adoption of open standards that give customers more choices, lower costs and complexity, and interoperability.

Working collaboratively with leading suppliers and standards organizations, Dell has driven standards that not only benefit customers, but often result in industry-changing developments such as:

  • DisplayPort digital display interface to support high-performance, high-resolution digital flat panel displays and application.
  • Standard formatting for sorting RAID configuration information to enable interoperability between different RAID suppliers.
  • Standard systems management instrumentation on managed nodes, such as servers, storage, switches, client systems and printers.

Dell influences the development and certification of industry-standard technologies through participation in various boards and technical working groups of key standards organizations, including these groups.



Blu-ray DiscExternal linkThe Blu-ray DiscExternal link Founders are dedicated to promotion and adoption of the Blu-ray Disc™ standard. The Blu-ray Disc technology is a next-generation DVD format designed to play and record digital sound and video with high quality. The Blu-ray Disc technology should make it possible to record as much as 5 times the recording capacity of existing DVD drives.
Digital Living Network AllianceExternal linkThe members of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)External link share a vision of a wired and wireless interoperable network of personal computers, consumer electronics and mobile devices in the home enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. DLNA is focused on delivering an interoperability framework of design guidelines based on open industry standards to complete the cross-industry digital convergence.
Distributed Management Task ForceExternal linkDistributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF)External link, is the industry organization leading the development, adoption and interoperability of management standards and initiatives for enterprise and internet environments. The DMTF is responsible for the development and promotion of the following standards to name just a few: CIM, WBEM, DMI, ASF, SMBIOS and DEN.
Free Standards Group (FSG)External linkThe Free Standards Group (FSG) External link is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use of free and open source software by developing and promoting standards.

Internet Engineering Task Force External linkThe Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) External link is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors and researchers concerned with the evolution of the internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual.
InterNational Committee for Information Technology StandardsExternal linkThe InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards INCITSExternal link is the primary U.S. focus of standardization in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), encompassing storage, processing, transfer, display, management, organization and retrieval of information. As such, INCITS also serves as ANSI's Technical Advisory Group for ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1. JTC 1 is responsible for International standardization in the field of Information Technology.
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics IndustriesExternal linkThe IPCExternal link Association Connecting Electronics Industries is an ANSI-accredited trade association for designers, manufacturers, assemblers and users of printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies. With 2,300 member companies worldwide, the association provides technical and management support through education, market data, public policy and standards. IPC sponsors IPC Printed Circuits Expo, APEX and the Designers Summit each year.
Intelligent Platform Management InterfaceExternal linkThe Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)External link standards body is dedicated to standardization of server hardware and software management interoperability.
Information Technology Industry CouncilExternal linkThe Information Technology Industry CouncilExternal link (ITI) represents the leading U.S. providers of Information Technology (IT) products and services. ITI is the voice of the high tech community advocating policies that foster U.S. economic growth and job creation by advancing U.S. leadership in technology and innovation; expanding market access for IT products; protecting consumer privacy and choice; promoting ecommerce; and enhancing the global competitiveness of its member companies.
IPv6 ForumExternal linkThe IPv6 ForumExternal link is a worldwide consortium of over 180 leading internet service vendors, National Research & Education Networks and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure Next Generation Internet, and allowing worldwide equitable access to knowledge and technology. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.
Joint Electron Device Engineering CouncilExternal linkThe Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC)External link Solid State Technology Association is the leader in the development of standards for the semiconductor industry. JEDEC provides a forum for both manufacturers and users of solid-state products worldwide to openly discuss the requirements to meet the future needs of every segment of the semiconductor industry.
Open Grid ForumExternal linkThe Open Grid Forum (OGF)External link (OGF) was formed in June, 2006 with the merger of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) and the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA). OGF is a community of users, researchers, developers and solution providers representing over 400 organizations in more than 50 countries. OGF works to accelerate grid adoption by providing an open forum for grid innovation and developing open standards for grid software interoperability.
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards External linkThe Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)External link is a nonprofit, global consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of ebusiness standards.
Printer Working Group (PWG)External linkThe Printer Working GroupExternal link is a program of the IEEE Industry Standard and Technology Organization (ISTO) with member organizations including printer manufacturers, print server developers, operating system providers and print management application developers. The group is chartered to make printers and the applications and operating systems supporting them work together better.
Peripheral Component Interconnect - Special Interest GroupExternal linkThe PCI-SIGExternal link owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards, seeking to provide cost-effective, backward compatible I/O solutions for computers ranging from servers to workstations, PCs, notebooks and mobile devices. The organization defines and implements new industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry's local I/O needs evolve.
Storage Networking Industry Association External linkThe mission of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)External link is to ensure that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community.
Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation External linkThe Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC®)External link is a nonprofit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers.
The Trusted Computing Group (TCG)External linkThe Trusted Computing Group (TCG)External link is a nonprofit organization formed to develop, define and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals and devices.
VESAExternal linkVESAExternal link is an international nonprofit corporation led by a Board of Directors, which represents a voting membership of more than 120 corporate members worldwide. VESA supports and sets industry-wide interface standards for the PC, workstation and consumer electronics industries. VESA promotes and develops timely, relevant, open standards for the display and display interface industry, ensuring interoperability and encouraging innovation and market growth.
Wi-Fi AllianceExternal linkThe WiFi AllianceExternal link is a global, nonprofit industry association of more than 200 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing the user experience for mobile wireless devices, the WiFi Alliance's testing and certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE 802.11 specification.