Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – August 10th 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 helped power NASA's Curiosity rover to Mars ZDNet – August 6, 2012
NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, landed safely on the Red Planet on Sunday, and Dell actually had a small hand in the mission.

Other Dell News

What the top 3 social CEOs can teach your brand Ragan – August 10, 2012
If your top executives are still dragging their feet, show them how these men tap social media to engage with their audience.

Bill Clinton to give opening keynote at Dell event Network World – August 9, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton will speak at December's Dell World event in Austin, Texas, Dell announced. The company said that President Clinton and CEO Michael Dell will talk about technology's potential to create happiness and success around the world.

Consistency, community top agenda for new Dell global channel marketing chief Channel Buzz – August 8, 2012
Call it another sign of Dell’s continuing maturity in the channel market – the company recently appointed Kathy Schneider, who had been heading up EMEA channel marketing as the company’s first-ever global channel marketing boss.

Dell's new 27-inch UltraSharp monitor is its first with AH-IPS The Verge – August 8, 2012
Following 2010’s highly-regarded U2711 monitor, Dell is releasing its next iteration on the 27-inch 2560×1440 IPS LCD panel.

Dells Latest Hat Trick: Making Big Data Small Digital Manufacturing Report – August 7, 2012
When it comes to data, you might think that there is a correlation between the size of an organization and the amount of data it has to deal with. Big company, big data.

Dell Begins Reselling ParAccel MPP Analytics Platform Big Data For Finance – August 6, 2012
Dell and ParAccel used a joint customer event in New York City last week as a low-ish key coming out party for their partnership, which has Dell reselling ParAccel's Analytics Platform.

The Dell Cloud Arrives With PartnerDirect Wired – August 6, 2012
For the last few years we have been watching Dell gobble up company after company in what we all knew was eventually leading toward a big cloud play. The cloud play came, but today Dell adds strength to the battle by launching its cloud platform to the channel through its PartnerDirect program.

Dell R720 Edges Ahead of HP in 2U Rack-Mount Server Performance Tests eWeek – August 2, 2012
The Dell PowerEdge R720 turned in impressive benchmark numbers in eWEEK Labs' tests and extends the innovation found in previous-generation Dell servers.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“Profitable growth is important to partners, and that comes from [vendor programs] not being too complex… We’re focused on keeping it simple, on ensuring that Dell is the easiest vendor to do business with.” – Kathy Schneider, vice president, global channel marketing, Dell 

“We’re proud to work hand-in-hand with NASA, a true American institution that provides the world with the understanding that modern day pioneering delivers optimism and the drive to go further. This notion echoes Dell’s mission to provide customers with a full spectrum of IT hardware and services, helping them to accomplish their mission more effectively and efficiently. Most importantly, we are honored to be able to test and validate this mission’s most critical portion, landing on the Red Planet.” – Jere Carroll, general manager civilian agencies, Dell Federal

“Our plan is to provide partners access to the full Dell Cloud portfolio, including cloud services. From the beginning, we have bolted it onto the PartnerDirect program for streamlined deal registration, pricing, and 3 cloud certifications, which will all help our partners close deals and get to market faster.” – Jeremy Ford, Portfolio Director, Dell Cloud Services

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