Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – June 22nd 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

Can Your Business Make Hay in a Stagnant Industry? Forbes – June 19, 2012
What are your options if your business is in a sluggish or declining industry, say, one that lacks excitement because of Medicare constraints that undermine your business and those of your dealers?

Other Dell News

Dell to host customer service Think Tank AmazingServiceGuy – June 21, 2012
What is the future of customer service? Next Monday (June 25, 2012) Dell is hosting an event where we will talk about (and answer) this question. Actually, we’ll talk about much more than just this question.

Dell's Project Hermes Fills EMC Gap In Storage Products Forbes – June 21, 2012
At its Storage Forum 2012, Dell laid out a road map for its storage products division. Storage revenues constitute ~5% of our estimated value for Dell’s stock, and the company is focusing on this division as it makes it shift to cloud services.

How Dell Trained 9,000 on Social Media Tom’s ITPro – June 20, 2012
Chances are you haven't yet heard of SMaC U, nor know anyone who might have gone to school there. But if you work for Dell, chances are better than 10% that you have taken at least one of its classes. The acronym stands for Social Media and Community University, and so far more than 9,000 of Dell's employees from all over the world have attended at least one of its numerous classes on how to use social media.

Women subtly push emerging countries’ growth  Daily Comet – June 20, 2012
When you picture the drivers of the fastest growing economies in the world, countries like China, Brazil, and India, the first thing that pops into your head probably isn’t a female entrepreneur.

How Navy supercomputers help sailors beat an ancient nemesis Cnet – June 20, 2012
At the Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center in Monterey, Calif., the U.S. Navy produces some of the world's best maritime weather forecasts. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigated.

NIH Makes A Deal With Dell NextGov – June 20, 2012
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Dell computer company two IT contracts that could be worth more than $20 billion over 10 years.

What’s a neuroradiologist doing in Dell’s C-Suite?… And what’s Dell doing in health care? C-Suite – June 20, 2012
Dell may be known for consumer electronics, but laptops et al make up only one portion of the company's revenue. The electronics giant is paving a path for itself in the global healthcare market with new IT infrastructure offerings.

Dell exec outlines health care trends at Toronto conference IT World Canada – June 19, 2012
Health care needs data for better collaboration and management, the company's chief medical officer says. Find out why people want to manage their own health information

Dell spotlights Network Redux for new entrepreneurial loan program OregonLive.com – June, 18 2012
When Dell unveiled a new, $100 million loan program this month to help entrepreneurs buy its hardware, the Texas computer maker highlighted a Portland company that has already capitalized on the deal.

Hail the woman entrepreneur The Hindu Business Line – June 15, 2012
According to Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan from IIM-B, “Age is no longer a critical factor for entrepreneurial orientation.” She adds that a large number of the young population of India is becoming entrepreneurs.” Research shows that more than 430 million jobs can be created if people start their own businesses. Of these young entrepreneurs, 50 per cent are going to be women.

Building Better Cyber Red Teams Defense News – June 14, 2012
Keeping the U.S. military’s network defenders sharp and up to date is increasingly the work of cyber red teams — security experts who try to punch through holes before the enemy can. But there’s an art to composing a good red team — and to turning the team’s penetration exercises into a solid plan for improving network security.

Serial Entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt Shares Her Secrets to Success The Daily Muse – June 14, 2012
Many people dream of one day starting their own business—but for Ingrid Vanderveldt, founding just one company wasn’t enough. As the woman behind Green Girl Energy, the GLASS Forum, CNBC’s primetime series American Made, and more, Vanderveldt has proven herself to be one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in the world.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“Get a mentor, invest in yourself, and know that you can do it…Belonging to women’s organizations and networking groups and attending conferences for women in business can be great ways to develop the support network you need to grow and be successful. In fact, it was through the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) that I actually found my way to my current position at Dell.” – Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell entrepreneur in residence

“We happen to own one of the leading intrusion security systems in the world. They monitor what’s going on in the hospital, constantly looking for intruders and when they see someone trying to break in, they have the tools to stop that. They’re very involved in international security, so they know all the new viruses and worms. We also do security on individual devices.” – Dr Andrew Litt, chief medical officer, Dell

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