Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – April 13th edition

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

Story of the Week

Dell to Compete With Cisco, IBM, Others in Content Delivery eWeek – April 11, 2012
The Dell Deliver platform will be based on server, storage and networking technologies from the company, and leverage content delivery offerings from EdgeCast and Elemental.

Other Dell News

The Future of the Chief Information Officer Sourcing Focus – April 12, 2012
Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer, Dell Services, discusses the changing role of the CIO. With the complete fusion of technology into the modern enterprise, technology and business have become inseparable. Together as one, they are needed to address the bigger world, the bigger society, in which a business must operate. And it’s that bigger world that has changed as a result of the hyper‐connectivity of the Internet that, in turn, has given rise to total global competition and social networks where the future is being discussed, debated and transformed.

'You have to take this mass of information and distill it down…' Marketing Week – April 12, 2012
Jim Stikeleather is chief innovation officer at Dell. Lucy Handley speaks to him about managing data in a large business, how to make the mosy out of data produced by social media, and cyber crime.

The beauty in Dell's XPS 13 ultrabook Today Online – April 11, 2012 
When you think of Dell, reliable, economical and boring comes to mind. And while it has tried many times to sex up its image, it may only be through the XPS 13 Ultrabook that it will succeed.

How India can boost Dell's fortunes Information Week – April 11, 2012
With 25 percent of its workforce present in India and serving global customers, Dell is now training this same workforce to service local customers. And with a large base of enterprise customers in India using Dell hardware, it makes sense to focus on infrastructure management services.

Dell: Morgan Stanley Ups To Equal Weight; Ups Estimates Forbes – April 10, 2012
Dell shares are getting a lift this morning from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who raised her rating on the stock to Equal Weight from Underweight, while lifting her EPS estimates for the PC maker. She now sees January 2013 fiscal year profits of $2.10 a share, up from $1.93; for FY 2014 she goes to $2.30, from $2.12.

HP, Dell Create Clouds For The Rest Of Us Information Week – April 10, 2012
Dell's recent moves are about courting IT shops that need help moving legacy applications to a more modern model, while HP says it can build a better public IaaS cloud option.

Business to balance between public and private clouds – Dell Silicon Republic – April 10, 2012
Most organisations will find a balance between public and private cloud, and will take an evolutionary approach that makes the most of the systems they’re currently using.

Dell doubling its investment in Thailand Bangkok Post – April 9, 2012
Dell, the world's third-largest computer maker, selected Thailand as one of its 10 strategic emerging countries in Asia-Pacific to invest in as IT spending grows.

Dell's ultra svelte new beauty The Sun Daily – April 9, 2012
Dell's award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook – acknowledged for its craftsmanship, design and also durability – is now available in Malaysia.

Post Script: NLE Battles Post – April 1, 2012
I recently moderated a panel at the SXSW show in Austin, TX. The topic focused on pros who made the switch from Apple’s Final Cut Pro to Adobe’s Premiere Pro, and in each case were using Dell workstations (T5500 or T7500) configured with Nvidia (Quadro and/or Tesla) graphics cards.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“Services as a part of our business has been growing multiple times faster than our hardware business. The leading indicator is the discussions we’re having with customers have changed a bit from “how many PCs do you want” to a completely different conversation about “what are you trying to achieve with your IT”?” – Dermot O'Connell, general manager of Dell Ireland

“In order to capture the fast growing Middle East IT market, Dell wants to create synergies between its PC, server and storage segments with its services offering. So it is no more a PC company. It is an end-to-end IT solutions company which understands the needs of its customers.” – Dave Brooke, general manager of Dell, Middle East

We are now straddling the entire storage spectrum and are a number six storage player in India. That was our position for servers 5-6 years ago, and today we are number one for x86 servers. In fact our storage share grew upwards of 60 percent last year.” – Sameer Garde, President & MD, India Commercial Business, Dell India

"Dell designed the new PowerEdge servers with input gathered from more than 7,700 customer interactions in 17 countries across four continents. Our customers told us that they need end-to-end solutions to handle the complex workload problems they face every day. As such, we built our new generation of servers, systems management, and workload solutions to address the needs of business end-users who require maximum performance to run mission-critical applications and IT departments which demand more efficient, secure and reliable operations.” – KT Ong, general manager, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia

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