Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight (May 17 Edition)

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Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight

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


Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge

Solar Conduction Dryer has been awarded the $60,000 grand prize in the 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge, after competing against 2,600 entries from over 100 countries. The student team is developing technology that will enable rural Indian farmers to save more of their crops through an efficient drying process to maximize valuable revenue. .


Amerijet Holdings moves to virtual datacenter: A Dell customer profile

To deliver shipments faster and improve customer service, American cargo airline Amerijet has modernized its data center with an end-to-end Dell infrastructure. 


Dell Toad Extends Reach of In-Memory BI App

Dell recently released an upgrade to its BI offering, which differs substantially from other BI platforms in that it doesn’t require IT organizations to set up separate data marts or data warehouses. Instead, John Whitaker, director of product marketing for information management at Dell Software, says Dell Toad runs in-memory to give customers not only a faster BI application, but an overall environment that is a lot more agile.

Dell Social Innovation Challenge Think Tank a Booming Online Success

A dozen or so experts on social innovation and sustainability gathered in Austin, TX, on Tuesday for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, a yearly program that inspires social entrepreneurship all over the world. For the first time ever, there was a global audience watching along on a live stream and discussing it on Twitter. If you have a few hours free or are just looking for some informative background noise, the live stream links still have access to the entire discussion. But in case you don’t, we’ve decided to reenact it for you as we watched it online and got involved with Twitter. Enjoy.

Why Most Big Data Projects Fail + How to Make Yours Succeed

Big data has become a mainstream IT phenomenon, and yet many organizations still struggle to manage and derive value from their data. Darin Bartik, vice president and general manager, database management business, Dell Software Group, has outlined the common reasons why big data projects fail, and how to make projects succeed. 

Blade arrays: The enabler for converged infrastructure

Converged infrastructure is gaining importance for many reasons including the ability to improve agility, efficiency, and IT service quality while not hampering the organization's IT budget. These advantages are further enhanced by the use of storage blade arrays.

Dell Tool Lets Partners Configure Enterprise-Class Solutions

To help channel partners price complex enterprise solutions quickly and easily, Dell has launched the Online Solutions Configurator tool. 

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