Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – April 6th 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 Makes Third Software Buy in 4 Days Wired Enterprise – April 5, 2012
Dell has acquired Make Technologies, a company that helps businesses update their woefully out-of-date legacy applications for the modern age of computing. Most people see Dell as a hardware company, but this is the third software outfit it has acquired in the past four days.

Other Dell News

The Dell dilemma Fortune – April 6, 2012
Five years after Michael Dell returned to lead the PC maker he founded, Dell may actually be ready for a second act. The next several months will be dicey. Here's what to watch for.

Chart Topper: Latest Dell PowerEdge A Screamer CRN – March 6, 2012
And the winner is…the Dell PowerEdge R720, the 12th generation two-socket, 2U Xeon server, which outperformed last year's CRN Product of the Year for Servers, its cousin, Dell (NSDQ:Dell) PowerEdge C6145, by a substantial margin.

Dell gears up to be more than just a PC company Business Standard – April 6, 2012
Dell, the PC manufacturer, is all set to shed its tag of just being a computer manufacturer. India, one of the fastest-growing markets for the company, will see its integrated play and offering of both hardware and software.

MTV, Dell & Samsung Add Voices to AYV Aspire Awards Adobe Blogs – April 5, 2012
The hits keep coming for Adobe Youth Voices. Today, the Adobe Foundation announced that it has joined forces with MTV, Dell and Samsung as supporting partners of the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards.

Dell’s Dave Johnson: ‘Busiest Man In Tech’ WSJ Blogs – April 5, 2012
Dell’s Dave Johnson has a lot to do. The senior vice president and head of corporate strategy may be the “busiest man in tech today” says research group International Strategy & Investment Group.

Dell's Wyse and Sonicwall acquisitions: Good news for schools ZDNet – April 5, 2012
Will HP, Apple, Lenovo, and the other major OEMs step up to match Dell’s growing edu ecosystem? And, btw, thin clients are so not dead.

Dell Hopes To Court VARs With 12G PowerEdge Improvements CRN – April 5, 2012
Dell server sales through the channel are a small portion of its overall server market share, but the company believes that business should increase this year after the release of the company's 12th generation (12G) PowerEdge servers.

Dell To Acquire Make Technologies RTT News – April 5, 2012
PC maker Dell Inc. on Thursday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Make Technologies, a provider of application modernization software and services that reduce the cost, risk and time required to re-engineer applications.

Dell Examines Aftermath of Waledac/ Kelihos Botnet Takedown Security Week – April 4, 2012
Dell SecureWorks recently published a report on the Waledac / Kelihos botnet and its role in a recent takedown operation. Unfortunately, while the initial efforts were successful, the controllers of the botnet have moved on and resumed operations.

Dell Acquires Clerity Solutions, Launching New Applications Modernization Services for Customers Globally MarketWatch – April 3, 2012
Dell today announced it has acquired Clerity Solutions, a leading global provider of applications modernization and re-hosting solutions and services. Clerity’s capabilities will enable Dell Services to help customers reduce the cost of transitioning business-critical applications and data from legacy computing systems and onto more modern architectures, including the cloud.

Dell Acquires Clerity to Clarify Data Center Upgrades eWeek – April 3, 2012   
Chicago-based Clerity describes itself as helping commercial and public sector customers "seamlessly transition from legacy IT systems to converged, open-standards-based platforms," which is right up Dell's proverbial alley.

Dell Lays Bare OEM Ambitions Channel Insider – April 3, 2012
Rather than compete against commercial vendors many “white box” manufacturers shifted their focus to custom systems. As opposed to selling PCs and servers directly against Dell and Hewlett-Packard, they determined it was more profitable to build systems for specific vertical application areas such as healthcare.

Dell Grabs Wyse, Isn't Kidding About This Post PC Stuff Forbes – April 2, 2012
Dell said Monday it has agreed to acquire Wyse Technology, a company that specializes in delivering PC desktops without the PC hardware — the business that long made Dell, Dell.

Thin-client giant Wyse gobbled by Dell The Register – April 2, 2012
PC and server maker Dell never made a machine that needed a dumb terminal, but it does make servers that could end up driving the 21st century equivalent: the thin client served up a virtual desktop over the internet. That is why Dell has shelled out an undisclosed sum to snap up Wyse Technologies, the volume shipper of thin clients.

Dell Buys Cloud Client Computing Company Wyse To Expand Desktop Virtualization Products Techcrunch – April 2, 2012
Dell has just announced the acquisition of cloud client computing company Wyse Technology to expand its desktop virtualization offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

Dell Compellent storage with its thin-provisioning virtualized storage, and its snapshotting capabilities enabled us to deploy template Hyper-V VMs in seconds.” – Daniel Allen, chief executive, SIPCOM

We are committed to making ethics personal by ensuring each team member understands what is expected of them and providing them with the tools and resources to be successful.” – Anju Shenoy, director ethics and compliance, Dell India

Our primary focus has been providing our products to customers who add their own intellectual property and then lock it down for their customers," he said. "But more and more, we're providing custom sheet metal bending, custom packaging—even things like putting T-shirts in the boxes we use to ship Google search appliances." – Jeff Otchis, director of Americas Marketing for Dell OEM solutions

Desktop virtualization can help organizations streamline IT management, improve productivity and security, and increase cost efficiency for discrete workloads or usage scenarios. The Wyse Technology desktop virtualization capability complements Dell’s strongest-ever device and computing solutions portfolio, and strengthens our position in offering customers among the broadest set of computing choices from the edge to the core to the cloud.” – Jeff Clarke, president, end user computing solutions, Dell

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