Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight (January 11 Edition)

Welcome to the latest edition of Dell’s Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings.


Dell's 'Project Ophelia' might be my favorite gadget at CESZD Net, January 8, 2013


Consumers are increasingly demanding access to work and personal data anywhere, anytime. Dell Wyse’s Project Ophelia has been designed to enable any display to be used as a computer via a device barely larger than a USB thumb drive.



American Red Cross: Using Social Media to Enhance Situational Awareness

Highlighting the work done to help the American Red Cross establish its Digital Operations Center, Dell has provided some perspective on how government organizations at all levels can use social media to better engage with and serve their citizens.


Entrepreneurs are concerned about issues such as access to talent, technology and capital. Dell is addressing these needs through a nationwide U.S. tour designed to connect with small business owners on a local level.

Thanks to its ability to repel cyber attacks and enable IT consumerization to take hold, the Dell SonicWALL next generation firewall is keeping things secure yet accessible at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

With a view to making its supply chain more environmentally sustainable, Dell is finding efficiencies in its packaging strategy, which will play a pivotal role in cutting carbon emissions and expenditure.

There was a lot of business in the Consumer Electronics Show this last week.  I mentioned the Panasonic announcement earlier, in which they showcased why current tablets from companies like Apple aren’t really designed for business.  But two others may be even more disruptive once they mature: a hosted PC platform that can scale to high performance and a new PC design called Table Top PCs that could, and likely should, replace PowerPoint as the way to share information at meetings.  Finally, Dell announced what may be the most disruptive client technology, its cloud client, and it might actually have some synergy with the NVIDIA’s server.

Dell’s focus on India sees software playing an increasingly important role in adding value to the mix of servers, storage and networking. Marius Haas, president, Enterprise Solutions at Dell, has talked about how India represents one of the most important countries worldwide for the company in terms of enterprise IT spend.

Direct2Dell POSTS (January 5th – January 11th)

  1. Dell introduces new Inspiron laptops for CES 2013
  2. The Romance between Auto and High Tech
  3. Project Ophelia: A window to the cloud for work and play
  4. Latitude 10 essentials configuration provides value and full tablet functionality for schools and businesses
  5. Windows 8 will shake up more than just the desktop

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(January 5th – January 11th)

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