Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – August 17th 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 Wyse announces launch of new mid-range cloud offering Cloud Pro – August 15, 2012
The products within the D class family are able to support connection to Citrix, Microsoft and VMware virtualisation technologies, as well as Dell’s own cloud software offering.

Other Dell News

From bamboo to mushrooms: How Dell is pushing packaging innovation 2 Degrees – August 17, 2012
Sustainability is at the heart of our business, and sourcing creative and renewable packaging is just one of the areas which we have made a priority.

The most rugged of all Dell Latitude E-Family models is ready for battle Rugged PC Review – August 17, 2012
A descendent of the impressive original Latitude XFR D630 and the more recent Latitude E6400 XFR, Dell introduced the updated and improved Latitude E6420 XFR in June of 2011.

Dell PowerVault MD3 Dense Arrays Announced Storage Review – August 16, 2012
Dell has announced the new PowerVault MD3 dense array, their most dense storage array ever, housing up to 180TB in a 60-drive 4U rack enclosure. Dell bills the PowerVault MD3 as a flexible mainline storage array for SMBs up to enterprises that need bulk storage that's flexible enough to grow with data storage demands over time.

Tech companies make progress on 'blood phones' and 'conflict minerals' CNN – August 16, 2012
They've been called "blood phones." It's a reference to the fact that some metals used to make smartphones and other electronic gadgets are sourced from war-torn areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

IT Buyer’s Guide: Electronic Health Records Tom’s IT Pro – August 14, 2012
Arguably, one of the impediments to EHR (Electronic Health Recorded) adoption lies in its hard to pinpoint ROI (Return On Investment). Numbers vary widely across solutions and healthcare organizations.

Interview with Trisa Thompson (Dell): why CSR is important for companies? eCommerce – August 14, 2012
Our company is built on listening to customers, taking their feedback and incorporating their needs into our business. So in some sense, CSR has been ingrained in our business model since our founding.  We do this because it makes good business sense.

PowerEdge M820 bests the ProLiant BL660c Gen8 in SPEC benchmark performance Dell TechCenter August 13, 2012
HP recently touted that the ProLiant BL660c Gen8 blade had achieved four world records in the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark.  With this week's launch of the Dell PowerEdge M820, a 4 socket blade based on Intel's new Xeon E5-4600 series processors, I wanted to highlight the M820's advantage over the BL660c Gen8 in SPEC CPU2006 and in other important SPEC benchmarks.

Dell expands cloud services through its PartnerDirect channel program Channel Insider – August 13, 2012
Dell’s Canadian partners can now resell and refer Dell cloud services through the company’s PartnerDirect program.

Reveton ransomware resurges SC Magazine – August 13, 2012
Users are flooding the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) with reports their machines are infected with the Reveton scareware.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

There are always broken processes. One should use the transformation from paper records to electronic systems to attack those broken processes. We call that clinical transformation. How do we provide care and make things run better?” – Dr. Andrew Litt, chief medical officer, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences

“[Corporate social responsibility] promotes integrity and responsibility while doing business, but it’s also a strategic imperative that provides companies with real business value. It has become increasingly important to our customers – they want to work with companies who are responsible. And we want to give people the power to do more, in an environmentally and socially responsible way.” – Trisa Thompson, vice president of corporate responsibility, Dell

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