As Tim Griffin, our global vice president services & solutions recently remarked to Channel Pro magazine Dell is definitely about more than laptops and servers.
“We want to be a solutions provider,” says Griffin. “We have a legacy, for which we’re known, [but] we’re trying to be a much more end to end provider of IT solutions rather than just hardware.”
Still it's nice when that hardware is recognized as the best.
Business Solutions VAR subscribers recently cast thousands of votes to determine the Best Channel Product awards for 2011 and we're excited to say that three Dell products made the list.
Dell EqualLogic PS Series was selected in the SAN category where the editor's noted: "The clear driver in this product category was richness of features within storage products, as well as reliability and ease of integration."
Dell PowerEdge Rack Server was also noted for ease of integration and features/functionality.
"What is the channel looking for with servers?" asked Business Solutions. "Features, features, and more features. Add to that, reliability and ease of integration, and you end up with these two product leaders. "
And, our Latitude notebooks were selected for their richness of features. Editors noted: "Despite the buzz about tablets, the channel still values reliable notebook products built for business use."
So, while we have launched our first 10-inch Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet in China, we won't keep working to deliver the reliable laptops our customers want, as well.
And, all these great products will continue to be part of the bigger picture of services and solutions that we hope Business Solutions readers and others will continue to leverage for their business growth.
We're truly honored to make a list such as Best Channel Products of 2011 and we thank everyone who voted to put us there.