Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – August 24th 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

Is Dell Cloud Eying Amazon With Dedicated Services? Wired – August 23, 2012
Dell said on Thursday that it’s bolsterings its hybrid cloud services with Dell Cloud Dedicated Services, a managed private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) delivered from a secure Dell data center.

Other Dell News

Dell Goes Gigabit With PowerConnect 8100 ChannelNomics – August 22, 2012
There will always be a market for hardware, even as cloud services go mainstream. But Dell isn’t ignoring the hard stuff — it’s gearing up for the delivery of all that cloud, virtualization and multimedia goodness with a new series of PowerConnect 8100 switches.

Dell Unveils VMware-Validated Desktop Virtualization Offerings Newsfactor – August 21, 2012
"Desktop virtualization models are gaining ground as today's IT departments are looking to streamline IT management and more easily address data security and BYOD policies," said analyst Matt Eastwood.

Dell Adds Security To Virtualized Government Environments Information Week – August 21, 2012
Dell is introducing new desktop virtualization solutions (DVS) designed specifically for government customers, intended to facilitate telework and manage security challenges unique to government users.

Surface tablet less than 2 percent of market, says Dell CNET – August 21, 2012
Michael Dell said today he expects sales of Microsoft's Surface to be "relatively small." The Dell founder and chief executive commented on Microsoft's upcoming tablet during the PC maker's second-quarter earnings conference call this afternoon.

Dell Names Ex-HP Exec to Head Enterprise Solutions Unit eWeek – August 21, 2012
Marius Haas, formerly with HP, Compaq and Intel, will oversee the unit in charge of servers, networking and storage, replacing Brad Anderson, who leaves after seven years.

Dell Earnings Beat Estimates, but Outlook Falls Short CNBC – August 21, 2012
Dell reported quarterly earnings that beat forecasts, but its quarterly sales and full-year outlook fell short of Wall Street's expectations on Tuesday.

Dell Wraps Arms Around the Channel IT Channel Insight – August 20, 2012
About 6 months ago I sent an email out to a group of 60 or so colleagues in the channel, executives at various solution providers, and asked them about Dell. I asked who was using them and what their thoughts were.

Dell's PowerVault MD3 brings 180TB of storage to the rack ZDNet – August 20, 2012
New enclosures from Dell offer high density and expandable storage to manufacturing, oil and gas, and healthcare industries. Smaller enclosures means a saving of power and cooling costs.

Startup U.S. Vs. Startup India: The Stats For Female Entrepreneurs Fast Company August 20, 2012
Dell commissioned a Women's Global Entrepreneurship Study to understand regional differences between women entrepreneurs in India and the U.S–here's what they found.

Dell announces new end-to-end desktop virtualization capabilities eChannel Line – August 20, 2012
Dell has announced enhancements to its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings with new Dell Wyse zero client end points and Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and software.

The advantages of giving staff more IT choice The IT Donut – August 20, 2012
Research from Dell suggests businesses are becoming more positive about allowing staff to use their own IT equipment – most often smartphones and tablet computers – for work.

Software Launch Uses Its Manufacturing Experience Plant Engineering – August 17, 2012
Mike Morrison, Executive Director Of Manufacturing Services At Dell, Discusses The Company's Move Into The Manufacturing Supplier Space And What It Has Learned As A Manufacturer Over The Years.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“Haas is very fact-based and is not a spinmeister. He will tell CIOs what Dell does and doesn’t do, as opposed to blustering, high-level commentary. [CIOs] should feel pretty good about this.” – Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy

“We have implemented a strong opportunity registration process to protect our partners, including internal corrective measures that are followed by Dell if someone were to break our partners’ trust. We firmly stand-up and stand-behind the registration process, and our partners.” – Bob Skelley, executive director, global certified partner program & channel, Dell

Desktop virtualization models are gaining ground as today's IT departments are looking to streamline IT management and more easily address data security and BYOD policies. Dell has a unique advantage to provide a combination of products and services that provide complete data center-to-endpoint scale to help customers.” – Matt Eastwood, group vice president for Enterprise Platform Research, IDC

“One of the many things Dell has learned is the volatility of the global supply chain. Over the past few years we’ve seen the impact of items such as rapidly changing material costs, natural disasters affecting key components/parts, and costs of transportation on product profitability. DPPA is a tool that gathers real-time data and provides a detailed, granular view of all cost components for a given product or portfolio of products for a given customer. It also provides the ability to simulate changes in the detailed cost structure to understand what the true impact will be on profitability.” – Mike Morrison, executive director of manufacturing services, Dell

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