Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – March 9th 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

Red Cross Social Media Monitoring Center: Tracking Tweets To Save Tornado Victims FastCoexist – March 7, 2012
This tweet might save your life: A new high-tech system from Dell and the Red Cross will scour the Internet after disasters to find evidence of survivors needing help, making the deployment of aid much more efficient.

Other Dell News

Dell Seeks Edge on IPad With Business-Focused Windows Tablet Bloomberg – March 8, 2012
Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said there’s growing demand for tablet computers that can run the next version of Windows, which may help his company siphon away corporate customers from the iPad.

Michael Dell Sees U.S. Job Growth in Services, Not Manufacturing CFO World – March 7, 2012
Michael Dell, the chairman of the company that bears his name, does not see manufacturing as a big job creator for the U.S. To him, job growth will be in services and adoption of new technologies.

Dell re-defines itself as end-to-end IT solutions company Information Week – March 7, 2012
Dell is re-defining its enterprise strategy once again. It has integrated into its solutions stack, all the technology and products gained from 18 acquisitions in the last three years. In the last five years it has more than doubled the size of its enterprise solutions and services businesses to USD 18.6 billion, which contributes towards half the company's profits.

Dell storage system aims to reduce medical archiving's "exploding costs" DotMed News – March 7, 2012
Sharing patient data and images across multiple sites in a hospital or health system has been a major challenge for health care. A combination of complex and proprietary PACS, EMR and other HIT systems make exchanging images and information difficult.

Next-gen integrators automate how you buy IT ZDNet – March 7, 2012
With Dell targeting the volume SMB sector and cloud SIs serving larger enterprises, traditional IT providers could face extinction as cloud adoption spreads.

Are Small, Tech-Savvy Firms Top U.S. Job Creators? The Wall Street Journal – March 6, 2012
Small businesses that heavily use technology, from back-end software to social-media websites, are highly successful job creators, according to a research report released Wednesday from the Technology CEO Council.

Dell: Key to SMB cloud adoption is finding the right vendor ZDNet – March 6, 2012
Securing a trusted IT partner could be the key to widespread cloud adoption and deployment among small and medium businesses, based on a new report from Dell.

Dell brings platform first to education, hardware second ZDNet – March 5, 2012
Dell’s next-gen learning platform marks a very important tipping point for ed tech, where hardware follows tech-enabled pedagogy and best practices, rather than the other way around.

Invest in IT and prioritise reform of public sector Independent.ie – March 4, 2012
Continuing our series where business leaders suggest ways of kick-starting the Irish economy, Aongus Hegarty of Dell says we have much to learn from his company's recent transformation.

Ingrid Vanderveldt on Life as an Intrapreneur, Fixing Young America, and Empowering a Billion Women Forbes – March 2, 2012
In the past two decades, Ingrid has built and sold two companies, founded the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success) for women, and was the on-air host of American Made, CNBC’s first original primetime series.

Q&A: Dell says children can help fill IT skills shortage in UK CBR – March 2, 2012
Clair Vyvyan, public sector director and general manager at Dell, spoke with CBR about IT skills shortage in the UK and filling this gap by educating children and young people for a future in the technology industry.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“Social media is playing a growing role in how the public and nonprofit sectors listen and respond to Americans in need […] We’re excited to partner with the Red Cross to extend similar capabilities to their humanitarian relief efforts nationwide.” – Michael Dell Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Dell

“You bet I’m raving about Dell. This is not the Dell of 2003. This is a Dell that we can call an educational leader that just happens to make some solid computing devices for students.” – Chris Dawson, ZDNet

“Our customers told us that they need end-to-end solutions to handle the complex workload problems they face every day. As such, we built our new generation of servers, systems management and workload solutions to address the needs of business end users who require maximum performance to run mission-critical applications and IT departments which demand more efficient, secure and reliable operations.” – Brad Anderson, president, Dell Enterprise Solutions Group

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