Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – November 11 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

Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research InformationWeek – Nov. 10, 2011
Dell Computer is partnering with several hospitals, the National Cancer Institute, and researchers, in a cloud computing project aimed at helping scientists and clinicians develop more personalized and effective medical treatments for kids with cancers.

Other Dell News

Forbes Earnings Preview: Dell Forbes – Nov. 10, 2011
Dell (DELL) will report its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.The consensus estimate is 46 cents per share, up 2.2% from a year ago when Dell reported earnings of 45 cents per share.

How Do Your Listening Efforts Stack Up? Forbes – Nov. 10, 2011
Social media is changing the way companies interact with their customers so fast that many continue to hold back, waiting to see what their competitors do. It’s an understandable response to ongoing uncertainty, but the nature of social media means that the only interactions they can observe are external.

HP, Dell Shine in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics PCWorld – Nov. 9, 2011
The latest guide to greener PCs, TVs and mobile phones recognizes the efforts Hewlett-Packard and Dell have made to clean up their supply chain, catapulting them up the rankings, while Nokia has slipped back to third place after leading since September 2008.

Dell, Gamification Strategy: Are You Kidding? Forbes – Nov. 9, 2011
Dell World was a high profile event, probably the most important in Dell’s calendar. But the concern for the organisers was: Here come a whole group of people who need to maximise their time investment with us. To get the best from the conference and to leave with a gret impression of Dell, the priority needs to be ensuring they consume the right information and make the right contacts.

Practical Analysis: In Data Deduplication, Dell Surprises, EMC Lags InformationWeek – Nov. 7, 2011
IT pros we surveyed rank Dell/Compellent high on value but ding EMC/Data Domain on value, flexibility, and features.

Dell Latitude ST tablet available for pre-order, might just arrive before Christmas Engadget – Nov. 5, 2011
Serving as further evidence that the stylus really is back, Dell's coy enterprise slate, the Latitude ST is now available for pre-order with an estimated delivery date of November 29th and an $859 price tag.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“Dell's commitment to helping children with cancer, coupled with its expertise in developing cloud-based solutions for health information, will provide great benefit in terms of helping us manage the massively complex data generated by this clinical trial. This will help physicians and scientists share information rapidly, and is designed to help us arrive at the optimal treatment decision for each child battling cancer.” – Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D., president and research director of TGen and VARI

“For far too long, children with pediatric cancer have relied on the hand-me-down adult cancer treatments which are brutally harsh and, in many cases, more punitive than curative for children…thanks to innovative doctors and Dell’s incredible support, kids will finally get a chance at treatment designed to improve their lives and survival.” – Patrick Lacey, cofounder and president of Friends of Will Cancer Foundation

"Today there's a pretty clear line between the tablet and the laptop…In the future, that line will get really blurry and you'll see lots of different devices in all shapes and sizes." – Michael Dell to Charlie Rose, Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Forum

Upcoming Events

Dell Third Quarter Earnings Call
Date: November 15, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m. CT
Live webcast and replay will be available at www.dell.com/investor

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