Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings.
STORY OF THE WEEK
Dell Opens Windows 8 Device Floodgates with Pricing Galore SlashGear – Oct 23, 2012
This week Dell has begun the final announcements of their Windows 8 devices in full, with no less than 10 machines ready for action this Fall. These devices aren’t all computers, of course, with a wireless touchpad and a monitor in there as well, but they’re all aiming in the same direction nonetheless. This update includes such gems as the XPS 10 tablet, Inspiron 15z, and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch…
OTHER DELL NEWS
Dell Enabling Cloud Services Pragmatically – K2Advisory, October 18, 2012
Dell’s cloud solutions and services have been recognized in a report by analyst firm K2 Advisory which looks at challenges and opportunities for the mid-market. The report found that IT vendors need to do more to educate and support their channel partners but made special note of Dell’s dedicated cloud certification program and cloud capabilities.
Dell's Growth Strategy for Asia (VIDEO) – CNBC, October 22, 2012
Dell has spoken about how listening to customers has formed an important part of the company’s transformation into a provider of enterprise solutions. Phil Davis, vice president APJ, Enterprise Solutions has spoken about global opportunities for Dell, key industry trends including the push toward mobility and how Dell can help firms take the cost out of their datacenter to focus more on innovation.
Who's Managing Real-Time Interaction for Target, Dell, and Other Brands – BizBash, October 19, 2012
Increased integration of digital marketing with events and corporate PR has kept Dell at the forefront of social media innovation. Dell has been highlighted as a company that is pushing the boundaries of social media integration and real-time engagement at live events such as Dell World.
Dell Cloud Business in pact with MakeMusic – Benzinga, October 23, 2012
Aiming to improve active sales forecasting and business agility, music technology firm MakeMusic has selected Dell to deliver a cloud solution with Salesforce Sales Cloud to help mid-market companies grow revenues and reduce costs.
Far and Away, the Best Windows 8 All-in-One – C|Net, October 23, 2012
Offering touch screen performance and the highest-display resolution in its class, the Dell XPS One 27 has been called “the best Windows 8 all-in-one” by far in this review.
Dell Announces Windows 8 Portfolio – Notebook Review, October 23, 2012
Dell’s new line up of tablets and PCs built specially for the Windows 8 operating system, such as the Dell Inspiron 15z, the Dell XPS 12 convertible touch ultrabook and the Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One, have received widespread positive reviews.
Windows 8 and the Surface Tablets: The Experts Weigh In – BBC, October 25, 2012
Commenting on the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Surface tablet and their implications for the future of computing, Kirk Schell, vice president, Client and Consumer Product Group, described Windows 8 as a catalyst for differentiation and revealed that Dell expects all consumer-targeted computers to feature touch-screen capabilities in less than a decade, as consumers look for more ways to interact with their devices.
Why Do So Many Small Businesses Support the President? – Huffington Post, October 19, 2012
As the Presidential election in the U.S. approaches, Dell has surveyed one hundred entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Chicago area about their political preferences to build a picture of which candidate is favored by business.
Dell Wants to Tune Big Data Apps for ARM Servers – GigaOm, October 24, 2012
Contributors to the Apache Software Foundation can now test their projects on new, energy-efficient hardware architectures following Dell’s donation of a concept version of an ARM-processor-based server to the foundation.
TOP 5 Direct2Dell POSTS (October 22nd – October 26th)
- "The Future of Convergence" think tank recap
- Dell's new S2340T 23" Multi-touch monitor brings touch to systems upgrading to Windows 8
- Dell Ranks No. 4 on Newsweek Green Rankings
- Dell XPS 10, Latitude 10 Tablets, New Windows 8 Systems Available for Order
- We’ve talked about the virtual, now let’s get physical
PRESS RELEASES (October 18th – October 26th)
- Dell Extends ARM-based Server Ecosystem Enablement with Open Source Development for the Apache Community
- Dell’s New Tablets and PCs Push the Boundaries of Computing
- Dell Helps MakeMusic Improve Active Sales Forecasting and Business Agility with Salesforce CRM Solution
- Dell Opens Silicon Valley Executive Briefing and Solution Center
- Dell Unveils Enterprise Vision For the Future; Investments in Best-In-Class Infrastructure and Integrated Computing Platforms Result in the Launch of New Active System Solutions