Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – October 14 edition

Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings.  Dell World kicked off Oct. 12 and runs through today, making this a very busy week for us. We know you’re busy, too – so here’s a recap of the stories, blog posts and announcements you may have missed over the past few days.

Learn more about Dell World at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

Story of the Week

Dell Comes of Age Forbes – Oct. 12, 2011
Dell’s execution has been focused and steady, and the results are beginning to show.   Since most people don’t have the strategic vision and single-mindedness to pave a decade-long path, those who do can sometimes work wonders.

Other Dell News

Dell Says Tech Becoming More Central To Cos' Core Operations Wall Street Journal – Oct. 13, 2011
Michael Dell, speaking during a keynote address at a Dell user conference, said companies now are focusing on solving problems with their technology, making it a key part of their operations. At the same time, "where IT lives and how it gets done" is changing a lot, with companies increasingly focusing on social media, mobile devices and cloud computing.

Michael Dell Playing Enterprise Game To Win InformationWeek – Oct. 13, 2011
A confident Michael Dell took the stage at Dell World Thursday to parry Apple's thrust into personal computing and assert that the world of business remains an x86 world.

Michael Dell: HP’s PC Strategy Change is a Bad Move Mashable – Oct. 13, 2011
Dell CEO Michael Dell has decided HP’s recent move — spinning off and possibly selling its PC division — is a bad one….Speaking to reporters Wednesday, a day before the company’s Dell World conference starts, Dell offered three reasons why HP shouldn’t do it, sending a very clear message to the company and its shareholders.

Dell tablet focus is Windows 8 not Android SlashGear – Oct. 13, 2011
Dell is betting on Windows 8 as the company’s best chance of tablet success against the iPad, with CEO Michael Dell arguing that the Android slate market “has not developed” as predicted.

Dell Survey Shows Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt with HP Customers The VAR Guy – Oct. 12, 2011
If you guessed the majority of the 130 companies surveyed would switch over to Dell computers, you’d be right. And apparently, it’s confirmation of a sentiment by CIOs “now questioning if they have the right long-term technology partner for their business,” said Tim Mattox, VP of Enterprise Product Marketing at Dell.

Dell CEO: 'Turmoil and instability' at rival Hewlett-Packard creating opportunities Austin American-Statesman – Oct. 12, 2011
Michael Dell said Wednesday that "turmoil and instability" at rival Hewlett-Packard Co. are creating opportunities for Dell Inc. to gain business share.

Dell puts the focus on solutions ChannelBuzz.ca – Oct. 12, 2011
The message to partners is clear: Dell is asserting that it has the widest array of products in the industry, but is shifting its focus from the details of those products to the solutions created with them – and partners are an increasing part of crafting and realizing those solutions.

Key Dell World Links

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

"Dell now is an end-to-end solutions company that still cares about the client [PC] device," Michael Dell said. –Shara Tibken, Dow Jones

"Dell is a very different business than it was five or 10 years ago and as we have seen our customers use IT differently our business has evolved as well," said Mr Dell. – Stuart Kennedy, The Australian

Why would Dell choose this time to stage such an event? One of its chief competitors will seldom offer it a better opportunity for it to put its best foot forward–at a time when HP is struggling.” –Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek

Upcoming Events

DellWorld 2011 – Unlocking Innovation in a Virtual Era
Couldn’t make it to Austin for Dell World? Oct. 14 is the last day to access Dell World: Live Online, a virtual experience providing access to live streams of keynotes, interviews with speakers and in-person attendees and other in-depth coverage from the Dell World event. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

Dell Career Fair – Silicon Valley
Dell will conduct a career fair Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Silicon Valley Research and Development Center to find qualified candidates for positions in storage, networking, software and hardware engineering. For more information, read our news release

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