Weekly Recap: Dell in the News–November 30 Edition

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


Dell PocketCloud - Teleport and share your stuff

Dell today announced that PocketCloud Explore is now available for Apple's iPad and tablets running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, an ARM-compatible version of Windows 8 for ARM-powered devices like the Surface.


Through collaboration and technology, Dell is working to help solve the world’s “wicked problems” that require massive data sets, complex systems thinking and abundant computing power.

Dell World, Dell's conference on IT thought leadership, kicks off on December 12 and is expected to draw thousands to Austin, Texas. This is the company’s second annual Dell World and will be highlighted by luminaries such as former president Bill Clinton.

Dell has been applauded for the Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, which was found to be a unique, convertible device with winning design and performance.

During the Texas CEO Speaker Series event in Austin last month, Dell President and Chief Commercial Officer Steve Felice shared trends in technology and business including: enabling greater productivity, accessing new markets to find new areas of growth and the need to get more out of customers.

DELL has unveiled a series of end-to-end storage portfolio updates designed to advance the Fluid Data architecture and to help customers further optimize data at every point in its lifecycle. “The nature of IT and what a data center should do for an organization is changing rapidly as customers face multiple and often competing models of how technology is delivered — from client to cloud to converged,” said K.T. Ong, general manager, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia.

With more people shopping online this week than at any other time during the year, Cyber Monday can also be a magnet for fraudsters targeting payment card data. It is vitally important retailers have their internet defences in place and be on high alert to ensure their data isn’t compromised.  Dell SecureWorks, the IT division of the US-based computer maker which protects retailers across the globe, recommends 10 key steps to ensure retailers’ websites are secure at this critical time of year.

A discussion with C-suite executives these days is likely to include talk on business transformation. While the exact definition of Transformation is really contextual to the nature of business, almost everyone seems to agree that technology plays a leading role in their transformation plans. At its annual Indian IT Executive Summit in early November 2012 at Macau, Dell shared its own transformation story, as it went from a PC company to a complete end-to-end enterprise solutions provider.

Intermountain Healthcare has adopted the cloud-based, vendor-neutral image archiving solution offered by a Dell/Siemens partnership announced in February. The 22-hospital healthcare system, which serves Utah and a portion of Idaho, has signed a multi-year, $11.7 million enterprise archiving contract with Siemens, which also provides the picture archiving and communications system (PACS) for Intermountain's cardiology department.

Dell has outlined the relevance of its evolution into a software and solutions company for the health care space. The organization’s cloud-based medical image archive platform has been recognized by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan as one of the major health care cloud computing providers.

TOP 5 Direct2Dell POSTS (November 25th – November 30th)

  1. Blast off! Sputnik launches as the Dell XPS 13 Laptop, Developer Edition
  2. Tips for Secure Online shopping from Dell SecureWorks’ Jon Ramsey
  3. Data Anarchy – A real threat to Self-Service BI (Part I)
  4. Quest Proves BYOD Can Empower Users while Advancing IT
  5. Product Launch: Front-Facing PCIe Slots in Select PowerEdge Servers

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