Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – December 16 edition

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

Story of the Week

If I Sell You My Company, Will You Respect Me In The Morning? Fast Company – Dec. 11, 2011
In getting to know some of the executives of companies acquired over the past year or so by Dell, I have observed something quite different from what I see with other similar acquisitions: The executives are energized and enthusiastic about their futures and their employees’ futures.

Other Dell News

Dell's Alienware Aurora is its most powerful gaming desktop yet CNET Asia – Dec. 13, 2011
The show must go on. Even as the industry struggles to cope with the HDD shortage, Dell has launched its most powerful desktop PC yet–the Alienware Aurora.

Dell adds T-Mobile to broadband options for Latitude owners ZDNet – Dec. 13, 2011
Dell is expanding the number of mobile broadband options for select Latitude notebook customers to encompass all four major mobile providers in the United States.

The 15 Best Products Of 2011 CRN – Dec. 12, 2011
Data Center: Dell Management Center Plug-In — If VMware’s inventory reporting can be called exhaustive, Dell’s Management Center for vCenter is indefatigable.

Putting the Data Security Concerns of the Mobile Era to Rest Forbes – Dec. 12, 2011
Many organizations are struggling with the reality of the mobile era as users can work from virtually anywhere and store their data on several devices and external media. Meanwhile, the regulatory environment for protecting “personally identifiable information” is heating up, leaving many organizations wondering how to cope with securing their most important data.

Dell Resellers Pitch EHRs To Physicians InformationWeek – Dec. 12, 2011
Dell has launched a new program to sell electronic health record (EHR) systems to physicians through value-added resellers (VARs), the traditional channels for marketing EHRs to small practices.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“Dell, a Fortune 50 company, is clearly doing M&A differently and more effectively. Understanding the “secret sauce” behind Dell’s M&A process could help entrepreneurs and their employees as they look to possible acquisition suitors.” – David Gardner, Fast Company

“If VMware’s inventory reporting can be called exhaustive, Dell’s Management Center for vCenter is indefatigable…Its stunning, wide view of data center activity puts it into a class by itself this year.” – Edward F. Moltzen, CRN

“Alienware says the Aurora is its most advanced desktop PC yet, and judging by the incredible specs, it’s hard not to agree.” – Andy Boxall, Digital Trends

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