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 Unveils XPS One 27 All-In-One PC CRN – May 29, 2012
Dell launched Tuesday the largest all-in-one desktop to-date in its PC lineup, the XPS One 27. The new 27-inch PC is being targeted at the multimedia creation and entertainment markets, and it runs on Intel’s third-generation Ivy Bridge Core processors.
Dell's new Latitude business laptops offer 32.7 hours battery life InfoWorld – June 1, 2012
Dell on Thursday announced Latitude business laptops with Intel's latest Core processors that can provide around 33 hours of battery life, but only when combined with attached battery packs.
Dell to provide hardware, services to Ontario schools IT World Canada – May 31, 2012
Dell will provide desktops, laptops, tablets and netbooks to publicly funded schools, colleges and universities across the province. An Ontario public sector procurement corporation says deal could lead to tens of millions in purchases.
Are Your Product Lines Profitable? Digital Manufacturing Report – May 31, 2012
When you think of Dell, what immediately comes to mind is a highly successful company that is the world’s number three provider of desktop and notebook PCs. But the company also offers a wide range of servers, switches, software and peripherals, as well as a full portfolio of services including consulting, support, systems integration and training.
Dell Latitude, OptiPlex Lines Get Intel Ivy Bridge Makeover eWeek – May 31, 2012
Dell Latitude and OptiPlex lines of business laptops and desktops have been updated with the third-generation Intel chips. Dell's calling its Latitude 6430 the thinnest and lightest commercial 14-inch notebook on the market.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images Information Week – May 31, 2012
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
Dell introduces ARM servers CRN Australia – May 31, 2012
Dell yesterday unveiled its ARM processor-based strategy with word it is making the technology available to customers for developing and testing applications designed for hyper-scalable environments.
Mobility for SMBs: An Interview with Dell's Ron Hyde IT-Director.com – May 30, 2012
I recently had a chance to talk to Ron Hyde, an Enterprise Technologist from Dell, who has a strong background in mobile management and security, to get his perspective on what SMBs need to be thinking about as they mobilize their businesses. If you’d like to listen to the recorded podcast, click the link below.
Dell focuses outside the box, but it can be hard to break free of old branding Chicago Tribune – May 30, 2012
Computer company is transforming itself with an emphasis on solutions and services over PC sales. But even as the brand changes, the branding lags.
Dell announces Inspiron One 23 and One 20 all-in-ones (video) Engadget – May 29, 2012
In addition to the XPS One 27, Dell just unveiled a pair of Inspiron all-in-ones that will launch in the US in the coming weeks. First up, there's the One 23, the larger version of the two with more robust internals, and then there's the One 20, which has a 20-inch display and a more budget-friendly price.
Dell Cloud Technology Speeds Pediatric Cancer Research Information Week – May 20, 2012
Dell recently announced it has completed work on a high-performance computing cluster that will fuel a clinical trial for children with cancer.
Dell Arms Future Servers With iPhone Chips Wired – May 29, 2012
Dell believes that within four years, 20 percent of servers sold across the world will be driven by chips not unlike the one in your cellphone. And on Tuesday, the company staked its claim to this future market, revealing that it has spent the last two years building such a machine — a server packed with 48 low-power processors based on the same ARM architecture at the core of most iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
Epic Systems authorizes EHR system to run on Intel x86 Linux servers SearchHealthIT – May 29, 2012
Epic Systems Corp., one of several dominant EHR vendors for large hospitals, recently authorized implementations of its EHR system on Intel x86 servers running open-source Linux, virtualized to VMware. Prior to that, Epic ran exclusively on AIX and UNIX servers.
Building the enterprise portfolio ITP.net – May 27, 2012
Dell has been on an aggressive acquisition path in recent years, with a focus on its enterprise portfolio. ACN speaks to Dave Brooke, general manager of dell Middle East, about bringing these new solutions to market and Dell’s vision for the cloud.
Dell Completes Wyse Technology Acquisition WebProNews – May 25, 2012
Back at the beginning of April we reported on Dell’s intention to acquire Wyse Technologies, a specialist in cloud client computing.
The evolutionary vs revolutionary approach to cloud computing The Guardian – May 24, 2012
Kevin Jones, vice president of Dell services, discusses different routes businesses can take into cloud computing.
Dell boosts services line with Make Technologies buy V3.co.UK – May 24, 2012
Dell has announced the completition of the acquisition of software modernisation firm Make Technologies to its enterprise services business.
Dell Press Releases
- Optimism, Opportunity Unite Women Owned Businesses at Dell India 2012 Event
- Dell Enables Businesses To Do More Than Ever Before With State-Of-The-Art Manageability and Data Security In Updated Computing Line
- Dell Unveils Programs to Enable the ARM-based Server Ecosystem and Accelerate Development and Testing of ARM-based Applications and Solutions
- Dell Reimagines the All-in-One Computer for Consumers
Popular Direct2 Dell Posts
- Balancing End-user Demands and IT Control with New Latitude and OptiPlex Lines
- New Dell Precision Tower Workstations Now Available for Purchase Worldwide
- Dell Wins “Best ITO” Award for Towers Watson Engagement
- It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination
- The NHS Information Strategy and Information-Driven Healthcare
- The Time is Right – Introducing “Copper”
- New Dell XPS and Inspiron All-in-One Desktops Have All You Need
Industry Quotes & Insight
“As part of the reimagining of our entire XPS and Inspiron portfolio, we are likewise reimagining our all-in-ones as stunning systems that are the centerpiece of any room. They deliver a captivating user experience that will inspire our customers to create their best work and consume all the content they love." – Sam Burd, vice president and general manager of product development, Dell
“End-user computing is not just about the device anymore; it's about multiple devices, an ecosystem, and a set of solutions that give full functionality for the user, depending on what they want to do.” – Erik Dithmer, vice president of end user computing, Dell
“We had to shift from being transaction-oriented to 'I have a relationship with you as my customer…’ We had to set up a new infrastructure… Plus, you can be good at selling a box and not be very good at figuring out what architecture this customer needs for his data security.” – Mel Parker, vice president and general manager, Consumer, Small Office and Member Loyalty, Dell North America.
“As we move into broader services, it is about the ability to consult with customers, enabling customers to design, build, implement and deploy very sophisticated systems, in consolidation, virtualization, automation, building of private clouds, hybrid clouds and enabling companies to start defining areas like their networking topologies, their security environments. There are a significant number of areas that we will be strategically building out.” – Dave Brooke, general manager of Dell Middle East
“Whether evolutionary or revolutionary, over the next three to five years cloud computing will become a cornerstone of an organisation's IT portfolio. In the long term, however, the elements and characteristics of cloud computing will be absorbed into IT and it will simply represent the way computing is handled.” – Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services