Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – May 18th 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 Helps Fight Pediatric Cancer with Research Computing Cluster WebProNews – May 17, 2012
Dell has created a special research computing cluster to go along with the new high performance computing and collaboration cloud used for identifying targeted treatments for pediatric cancer patients. Dell donated the computing cluster to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) who is planning on the world’s first precision medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer.

Other Dell News

Dell Introduces the First Multi-User 2U Rack Workstation for Virtualized 3D Workloads SmartGrid – May 18, 2012
Dell announced today it is expanding its client virtualization solutions with the introduction of the first virtualized 2U rack workstation enabling up to four concurrent professional graphics users to work from a single workstation from virtually anywhere.

Dell to unshackle workers from desks The National – May 17, 2012
Government workers in the Middle East are still chained to their desktop computers – but one technology firm is trying to reinvent the experience.

Social media is reinventing how business is done USA Today – May 17, 2012
Through its IdeaStorm site, Dell has taken in more than 17,000 ideas for new or improved products, and has adopted nearly 500, including backlit keyboards that are better for working on airplanes.

How to build a vibrant cloud community ZDNet – May 15, 2012
One of the cloud’s advantages is that it can provide objective measures of community success. You know with certainty how big and engaged your community is because they use your service directly, rather than being sent software that they may or may not install.

Dell debuts virtual desktop product bundles ITPro – May 15, 2012
Hardware giant Dell has reinforced its commitment to desktop virtualisation by launching a bumper crop of new products aimed at enterprise and SMB customers.

Dell intros integration packs for syncing data across cloud apps ZDNet – May 15, 2012
Dell is beefing up its cloud portfolio with new integration packs touted to be able to sync critical, sensitive data across cloud-based software applications and services.

Dell plugs enterprise tools into entry-level PowerEdges ZDNet – May 14, 2012
Dell has brought its management and automation software to nine new PowerEdge 12G servers, so that small businesses can access high-end technologies usually reserved for large enterprises.

Dell looks to the cloud to stay relevant in the enterprise BetaNews – May 11, 2012
Dell continued to expand outside of its traditional PC-based business this week, making two separate announcements that symbolize a larger emphasis on services — especially for the cloud. The Allen, Texas based company has introduced a Desktop-as-a-Service offering through a partnership with Desktone, as well as a new offering aimed at moving their SAP solutions to the cloud.

Financial Services Is Prominent in Dell's New NYC Solutions Center Bank Systems & Technology – May 11, 2012
With a goal of helping financial services companies and firms from other industries understand the potential applications of innovative industry-standard solutions to their businesses — as well as emphasizing its own evolution into a solutions and services provider — Dell has opened its New York Solutions Center.

Dell Taps Unidesk To Deliver Virtualized Desktops InformationWeek – May 11, 2012
Dell opened a second front in its push to become a desktop virtualization supplier through a partnership with Unidesk, a startup that has come up with its own method of capturing and storing end user workspaces for which its seeking patents.

Dell V725w All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer PCMag – May 11, 2012
The Dell V725w All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer is limited to light-duty printing, but offers most of the MFP features a small or home office needs.

Can Dell's Open Source XPS Ultrabook Steal Apple's Thunder? Forbes – May 11, 2012
Dell has announced a six-month, open source pilot program aimed at creating an ultrabook suited specifically for web and mobile developers. The Macbook Air and other OSX based machines have become the development environment of choice for a lot of web and mobile developers recently most likely due to software such as iLife, iMovie and other design tools.

Dell Training Program Is Here and There CFO – May 11, 2012
Most Fortune 100 companies have substantial formal programs for educating their top finance talent, and Dell is no exception. But the technology giant may have a slight edge, thanks in part to its use of a simple tactic that is nonetheless uncommon for such programs.

Dell Unveils Zero- Percent Financing Offer For EqualLogic Storage CRN – May 9, 2012
Dell Wednesday introduced a zero-percent financing promotion for EqualLogic storage systems, targeting small and medium-sized businesses.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“These are contemporary [training] programs that deal with the realities of today… rather than just joining to get a certain set of experiences to make you more attractive in the external market. This is about developing a culture and leadership capabilities for the long term.” – Brian Gladden, CFO, Dell

“Our partners understand social media will have a big impact on their businesses and have said they’d like to have a deeper understanding of the social media space and how to leverage these platforms in business.” – Kathy Schneider, executive director of channel marketing and programmes, Dell EMEA

“We're trying to share as much technology as we can without completely changing the cost profile of the server…If you look at the quarter-height blade, putting 32 of those in our chassis and having the ability to manage 288 of them on a single IP address is a big benefit.” – Tony Parkinson, vice president, Enterprise Solutions, Dell EMEA

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