Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – June 15th 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 awards $50,000 to top student social innovator, Apl.de.ap rocks the Moody Theater Culture Map – June 13, 2012

Entrepreneurship is the answer to almost every single problem we have in the world today. So says Daniel Epstein, founder of the Unreasonable Institute, as he spoke in front of the crowd of 200-plus gathered at the Moody Theater Tuesday night for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge awards.

Other Dell News

Dell IaaS Cloud To Land In Europe On 31 August TechWeek Europe – June 13, 2012
Dell is bringing its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product to Europe on 31 August, as the Texan firm spreads its cloud computing service globally.

Dell Launches Managed SIEM Services ChannelNomics – June 13, 2012
Dell partners’ portfolios just got a little fatter with the launch of a slew of new managed services, including an SIEM service that paves the way for a comparatively profitable channel niche.

Dell Lays out Software Strategy PC World – June 13, 2012
Dell outlined its software strategy on Wednesday, casting the growing business as a secondary, but key, component to the company's enterprise product offerings in the long run.

Dell 'Super Excited About Windows 8,' Vows No Dell Smartphones CIO – June 12, 2012
Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell is betting big that Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system will be a hit with businesses and consumers alike.

Dell Exec: ARM Will Find a Place in the Server Market eWeek – June 12, 2012
ARM Holdings’ chip architecture will find traction in the server market with the growth of hyperscale data centers in such environments as cloud computing and Web transactions, according to Dell’s top enterprise solutions executive. It’s just going to take some time to get there.

Dell to dole out more cash, corporate push quickens Reuters – June, 2012
Dell Inc aims to raise its target on dividends and share buybacks to 20 to 35 percent of free cash flow, saying its corporate software and services business is on track to grow by an average of 10 percent annually until fiscal 2016.

Dell blades up EqualLogic storage arrays The Register – June 12, 2012
Dell is previewing a new blade server implantation of its EqualLogic storage arrays that will slide into its M1000e blade enclosures and offer customers and all-blade server, storage, and switch option, while at the same time not many compromises on performance or density.

Dell to start quarterly cash dividend payments in Q3 ZDNet – June 12, 2012
Dell is shifting some of its financial policies with the hopes of putting more money in the hands of stockholders while building out its enterprise divisions.

How Big Companies Can Support Small Businesses Forbes – June, 11 2012
Rarely do we root for the successes of big companies. They’ve risen to the top and we, as entrepreneurs and small business owners, can’t picture their obstacles as incredibly challenging anymore.

Dell doubles SecureWorks, plans additions to security portfolio Search Security – June 11, 2012
Not only is information security one of the top three business priorities for Dell Inc., but the company's top executive said the personal computing giant isn't done adding to its enterprise security product portfolio.

Despite bumps in road, Dell stays on message Statesman – June 9, 2012
Dell is on a years-long journey toward becoming a revamped technology company that is a trusted partner to its customers rather than a seller of commodity laptop and desktop computers.

Michael Dell, Greg Davis Stay In Front of Partners The Var Guy – June 7, 2012
Does Michael Dell work closely with channel partners? Consider these anecdotes: Last week, Dell and Channel Chief Greg Davis hosted about a dozen partners in San Jose, Calif. The week before, Davis and Dell had lunch with partners in New York City. So yes, Michael Dell is focused on channel partners. And Dell’s channel business growth continues to outpace the market.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“We continue to build out our data center, software and services capabilities…We have changed the conversation we’re having with our customers. We are a solutions company first, vertically focused.” – Michael Dell

“By expanding our SIEM portfolio of services to include other best-of-breed technologies, in addition to our proprietary SIEM technology and SIM On-Demand service offering, we are providing more options to meet the demands of the market.” – Dan DeRosa, director of product management, Dell SecureWorks

“I think the Microsoft Windows 8 solution is going to be very attractive to customers for a number of reasons… You’ll see us at launch, at Windows 8 launch, with a full complement of devices – tablets, hybrids, convertibles – you know every imaginable and maybe some unimaginable forms." – Michael Dell

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