Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – November 4 edition

 Dell in the News, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. Here’s a quick recap of the stories, blog posts and announcements you may have missed this week.

Story of the Week

DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use InformationWeek – Oct. 31, 2011
The Department of Defense (DOD) has approved the use of Dell's Android-based mobile OS on its networks, paving the way for widespread use of Android-based smartphones and tablets throughout the military.

Other Dell News

Dell seeks some Silicon Valley DNA MarketWatch – Nov. 1, 2011
Its new facility in Silicon Valley represents one of the biggest moves by Dell to get closer to the heart of tech innovation, and complements an R&D site in Ra’anana, Israel. The company likely also hopes to be in a spot to acquire more start-up companies and buy some innovation initially. The new Dell site will also house four of Dell’s recent startup acquisitions: Zing, Ocarina, Scalent and Everdream.

Ubuntu Linux Now In Dell's Chinese Sales Arsenal China Tech News – Nov. 1, 2011
Canonical, developer of the open source operating system Ubuntu, has announced that Dell will sell PCs with the pre-installed Ubuntu operating system in its over 100 new retail stores in China.

With The XPS 14z, Dell Isn't Giving Up On The Creative Class Forbes – Oct. 28, 2011
They drink espresso. They ‘design’ stuff. They spend half their paycheck at the Apple store every week. Well forget the snarky stereotypes. The creative class remains one of the most vibrant slices of the technology market, and Dell is determined to win this crowd over.

Dell India crosses $1 bn mark; 20% growth momentum to go on MoneyControl.com – Oct. 28, 2011
With over a billion dollars in revenue, Dell has reasons to bet big on India. Slowdown or not, the computer maker is on a rapid growth track in India too.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

"HP’s decision to re-enter the PC business is consistent with our vision and validates our long-term strategy. And this strategy is resonating well with customers worldwide as they look for a stable, reliable solutions provider to meet their IT needs," – Dave Johnson, Dell VP of Corporate Strategy (In Channel Register)

“The interesting thing about the XPS 14z is what it says about Dell: that with HP saying it may spin off its PC business — and then deciding not to — Dell is not easing away from any worthwhile turf in the PC market, even the stuff where it’s sometimes found the going tough.” – Eric Savitz, Forbes

“We believe Dell now derives the majority of its profits from non-PC based businesses… Dell’s M&A strategy remains focused on scalable IP [intellectual property] that generates quick cash returns.” — Chris Whitmore, Deutsche Bank (In MarketWatch)

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