Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – January 27 edition

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Story of the Week

Dell Sees ‘Healthy Signs’ of Demand in European Business Sector Bloomberg – January 25, 2012
Dell Inc. (DELL), the third-largest maker of personal computers, is performing well in the market of PCs for business customers in Europe, Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said.

Other Dell News

Dell Confident In Long-Term Prospects, Will Continue Buying Back Shares Barron’s – January 26, 2012
Dell (DELL) Chief Executive Michael Dell is confident in his company’s long-term prospects and says it will continue to buy back its stock.

Industry Interview: Dell Federal Military Medical/CBRN Technology – January 26, 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 fluffs up fatter Microsoft private clouds The Register – January 25, 2012
Dell is hedging its bets in the private cloud war that is ranging between VMware and Microsoft and has crafted two different versions of its vStart prefabbed clouds: one to run the vSphere stack (and thus ending with a “v”) and another the Hyper-V-Systems Center stack (and thus ending with an “m”). Dell is today rolling out the largest Microsoft vStarts and promising to build even larger machines later this year to support both stacks.

BMC Remedy OnDemand for the public sector ZDNet – January 24, 2012
Federal, State and Local government IT departments have been given their marching orders to reform IT management by the Federal CIO. BMC and Dell are positioning themselves as being able to help them address those requirements.

Analysis: Back to the drawing board for ICT education Computing – January 24, 2012
Education Secretary Michael Gove told delegates at the annual BETT technology in education conference in London this month that the current ICT curriculum was “harmful” and “dull” and will be scrapped from September 2012 to be replaced by a new curriculum focusing on computer science and programming.

Dell Strikes Deal To Bundle SUSE Linux With OEM Offerings CRN – January 24, 2012
Dell (NSDQ:Dell)’s OEM Solutions division will offer The Attachmate Group’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software bundled with Dell hardware for resellers who build turnkey systems around the products.

Dell helps The Westgate School enhance education excellence and lower costs Datacenter Dynamics – January 24, 2012
Dell is supporting The Westgate School in Slough, Berkshire, by transforming the school’s IT infrastructure in partnership with technology integrator, Krome. The school has invested in an end-to-end solution from Dell, including storage and backup, virtualized servers and desktop PCs.

How to tell if your biz will do a Kodak The Register – January 24, 2012
Blocks and Files Disruptive or enhancing innovation? Kodak’s descent into Chapter 11 hell is a tolling bell for all successful storage suppliers facing innovative technology from competitors. King Canute didn’t reinvent himself: can you?

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“Our small-medium business sector in Europe is doing pretty well and we’re seeing some healthy signs there,” Dell said today in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Olivia Sterns at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “With the right products and services, companies can grow even in challenging times.” Chiara Remondini and Olivia Sterns in Bloomberg Businessweek

“Take Dell, for example. It has bought EqualLogic for iSCSI SANS; Compellent for Fibre Channel SANs; Ocarina for deduplication and compression; and Exanet for scale-out NAS. It’s partnering with Caringo for object storage, spreading dedupe and scale-out NAS technology across its storage platfoms, and building a common management front-end across these platforms as well”. – Chris Mellor, Channel Register

“Dell OEM Solutions has some 2,000 partners who take Dell hardware, including the company’s PowerEdge servers, and develop custom systems for specific applications or industries. Otchis said the OEM Solutions operation is growing 20 percent annually, making it one of the company’s fastest growing businesses.” – Rick Whiting, CRN

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