Weekly Recap: Dell in the News–November 16 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week’s Dell-related news and happenings.


How Brands Are Activating Their Sponsorships At Formula 1Forbes, November 16, 2012

Team Caterham F1 driver Vitaly Petrov

Dell’s relationship with Team Caterham transcends a traditional sponsorship. According to Bryan Jones, Executive Director, North America Business Segment Marketing at Dell, “we aren’t starting from scratch here in the US on how we activate this partnership. Our primary audience for this relationship is our commercial customers in the B2B space.


Designed to help businesses maximize workforce productivity and office efficiency, Dell’s updated portfolio of new laser printers will allow customers to manage print reliably, digitize content for sharing and integrate document processes for an efficient work environment.

With outdated interfaces and lack of support for legacy systems, the journey to modernize mission-critical enterprise applications can be complex. The world’s eighth-largest listed exchange, Singapore Exchange, worked with Dell to successfully rehost its large clearing and deposits application from an ageing mainframe to an open Linux platform.

During a panel at the Techonomy Conference, Dell President and Chief Commercial Officer Steve Felice shares advice around the importance of social technologies as a disruptor for larger companies that fail to adapt, and highlights how Dell has adjusted to change by transforming and diversifying its portfolio.

Supporting state-of-the-art research for more than 1,000 research teams at the University of Texas, STAMPEDE, a new supercomputing cluster, is powered by 6,000 Dell PowerEdge C8000 servers, with Dell being credited for STAMPEDE’s design and implementation.

On Tuesday, the Technology CEO Council (TCC), chaired by Michael Dell, sent a letter to President Obama and U.S. lawmakers urging immediate action on the “fiscal cliff.”

Data residency issues are limiting Dell’s ability to expand medical image archiving on the cloud, as country, regional and even local decisions affect the ability of business to make the most of cloud services. The new Dell data center in Mississauga, Canada is focused on more traditional IT outsourcing services.

As Windows 8 continues to receive media attention, the Dell XPS 12 convertible ultrabook has been singled out from the line-up of competing products as a device that will benefit business users. Recommended as the top choice among five Windows 8 hybrid devices for the workplace, for its thoughtful design and attractive price point, it delivers a high performance, fully functional work laptop experience.

Last week’s unveiling of the Dell Cloud Client Manager mobile management tool has shown how Dell’s acquisition of Wyse has led to new possibilities for the enterprise in tackling the trends towards BYOD and the consumerization of IT.

Designed to detect and anticipate advanced persistent threats (APTs) before they do significant damage to a targeted institution, Dell SecureWorks’ new Targeted Threat Intelligence Services suite will proactively identify, understand and defend against cyber threats directed against an organization’s key infrastructure.

TOP 5 Direct2Dell POSTS (November 5th – November 9th)

  1. What to expect from your new Dell with Windows 8
  2. Two Weeks with Windows 8
  3. Fluid Data is the storage foundation ready to move your business forward
  4. Dell Updates Imaging Portfolio with New Leading Color and Monochrome Printers
  5. What you may not know about Dell SonicWALL

PRESS RELEASES (November 12th – November 16

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