Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – February 3 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

Dell's transformation Direct Marketing News – February 1, 2012
Dude, you're probably not getting a Dell — although your company might be. For the past two years, the Fortune 50 brand has been looking to swap its image as a consumer PC manufacturer with that of a technology services provider, an initiative that has increased in intensity within the past year and continues in 2012.

Other Dell News

Dell Forms Software Group, Names Former CA CEO as Head PC World – February 2, 2012
Dell on Thursday said it is forming a Software Group, which will bring together disparate products under one roof as the company tries to sharpen its end-to-end enterprise offerings.

Even more upside seen for Dell Financial Post – February 2, 2012
In anticipation of a turning point for earnings in the next three to six months, JPMorgan analyst Mark Moskowitz upgraded Dell Inc. to overweight from underweight and raised his price target on the stock to US$21 from US$17.50.

AAA picks Dell Boomi cloud integration tools over IBM, Jitterbit Search Data Management – February 1, 2012
A newly adopted and highly aggressive cloud computing strategy has led AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA NCNU) to choose Dell Boomi cloud integration tools over IBM Cast Iron and Jitterbit, an IT official with the organization said.

Beyond Servers: Is Your Data Center Truly Virtualized? Data Center Knowledge – February 1, 2012
Today Dell is a true end-to-end solutions provider for government organizations. From the back end to edge devices and a full array of services to ensure these systems and solutions are run effectively and efficiently, Dell has evolved a great deal to meet customer needs in this space. We have developed a number of IT solutions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our government customers.

Dell plans to expand Silicon Valley staff as it looks to innovate Market Watch – January 31, 2012
Dell Inc. is growing its Silicon Valley staff in an effort to increase its influence in the rapidly changing tech industry hub.

Tech Companies Ramping Up the Green Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC] Mashable – January 28, 2012
If you’re looking for a new job, but you’re also a friend of the environment, there could be a perfect position for you in the tech sector. More than ever before, tech companies are committed to sustainability — they’re developing greener devices, increasing the life cycle of products and developing meaningful partnerships.

How can Dell help support educators around the world? [Video] DellVlog – January 25, 2012
A small group of educators, principals, superintendents, IT administrators and community members all interested in and active in social media came together at the BETT education conference in London on Saturday, January 14th to discuss important technology trends in education.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“The cornerstone of Dell's brand repositioning is “The Power to Do More.” The initiative, which launched last summer, rallies Dell's four global business segments — public, large enterprise, SMB and consumer — under one unifying message.” Tim Peterson, Direct Marketing News

“Boomi surpassed our basic requirements and was a true multi-tenant architecture [Kirk Heughens].” Mark Brunelli, Search Data Management

“Dell has been increasingly intertwining software technologies with hardware as it moves beyond just servers to deliver more end-to-end enterprise offerings.” Agam Shah, IDG News for PC World

“The analyst believes Dell’s integrated storage model can sustain recent market share momentum. While this is a much smaller portion of the company’s business than PCs are, “storage is where the long-term growth lies.” Jonathan Ratner, Financial Post

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