Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – November 18 edition

 Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. Next week we will be off for the holidays, so look for the next Weekly Recap Dec. 2nd. 

Story of the Week

It's A New Dell InformationWeek – Nov. 16, 2011

Michael Dell practically bounds into a small conference room at Dell headquarters, all smiles after a day of meeting with customers in a nearby solutions center, his shirt unbuttoned one past comfortable. Five or six InformationWeek editors, having met with some of Dell's leadership team for six straight hours, are fading, but he's just getting warmed up.

(Plus Analysis: Dell's Earnings Don't Tell Big Transformation Story) InformationWeek – Nov. 16, 2011
Two years ago, Dell talked up a transformational message–that fell flat, reinforcing its image as little more than a box pusher. Now it's clear that Dell has stayed the course.

Other Dell News

Dell XPS 15z Laptop makes Holiday Gift Guide 2011 New York Times – Nov. 18, 2011
One of Dell’s latest laptops, it has an aluminum and magnesium alloy body that is reminiscent of Apple’s MacBook Air and Pro.

Brands Start to Test 'Hangouts' On Their Google+ Pages AdAge – Nov. 17, 2011
Dell and Macy's Are Among the Brands to Experiment with Group Chat Feature.

Dell Plays Switzerland Between Microsoft, VMware InformationWeek – Nov. 16, 2011
It's time to start thinking differently about Dell. Dell is well known as a hardware maker. I think you need to think of Dell as a software maker. You need to see Dell as the black-and-white shirted referee between two heavyweight fighters–VMware and Microsoft–which are both essential to Dell's future.

Dell Kace Launches Line of K-Series Appliances eWeek – Nov. 15, 2011
Dell Kace announced the availability of its new K-Series Advanced line of appliances aimed at midsize businesses with 1,000 to 3,500 end-point systems.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“The surprise is that Dell just might be poised for much bigger growth. And the surprise is that Dell got here with relatively little drama, without leadership bravado or boardroom bloviating.” – Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek

“You can't be an integrator of x86 parts without becoming a software company, and Dell has chosen to step into that role.” – Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek  

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