Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – September 30 edition

Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap: your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. As you can see, we’re pretty busy and know you are too, so here’s a quick recap of the stories, blog posts and announcements you may have missed.

Story of the Week

The Michael Dell Difference CRN – Sept. 23, 2011
No CEO has been more engaged and fired up recently about making gains with the channel than Dell Founder, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell.

Other Dell News

Dell to unveil thin, high performance laptop MarketWatch – Sept. 30, 2011
Dell Inc. on Friday plans to unveil in China its latest aluminum-clad thin notebook for the holidays with a design reminiscent of Apple Inc.'s laptops that have been popular with consumers.

The new laptop, dubbed the XPS 14z, is a follow-up to the company's 15-inch notebooks and includes a screen that measures 14 inches diagonally while packed into a 13-inch form factor. The computer is less than an inch thick and has about seven hours of battery life with normal use.

Beyond the tipping point CRN UK – Sept. 28, 2011
“If you want to figure out what the implications [of HP’s announcements] are, it’s really easy to ask partners,” [Michael Dell] said. “They’ll tell you very quickly. It’s hard to see how it’s not a great thing for us. We believe the client device continues to be very important and are fully committed to providing a broad range of solutions from the client devices to the datacentre and beyond.”

Austin City Limits’ digital workflow Broadcast Engineering – Sept. 26, 2011
Dell’s participation was based on a request for help by C3 Presents, ACL Music Festival producers, and the show’s video production company, Arts + Labor (A+L). ACL show organizers wanted to expand the show’s audience beyond Austin and one effective way to do that is via web streaming on YouTube.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“At a time when other IT providers are questioning the value of their hardware offerings, Dell is committed to expanding our industry-recognized support to x86 systems from the world’s largest providers and we look forward to providing customers in Europe with the same level of service.” – Steve Schuckenbrock, president, Dell Services

“IDC research has shown that IT managers are looking for a lead service provider for a single point of contact when system issues arise. Dell ProSupport for multi-vendor environments is a big step in the right direction. The ability for a customer to buy a pre-packaged support service for an HP, IBM, Dell or Lenovo x86 server from a single vendor is a great benefit for end-users looking for accountability.” – Rob Brothers, Program Director Hardware and Software Support Services, IDC

Upcoming Events

Oracle OpenWorld 2011
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, in his ninth Oracle OpenWorld keynote, Michael Dell will share his vision for how innovative solutions in areas such as cloud computing, security, mobility and data management are changing the face of IT—giving organizations of all sizes the power to realize unprecedented productivity and efficiency. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DellOOW

DellWorld 2011
Join us at Dell World 2011, Oct. 12-14 – Unlocking Innovation in a Virtual Era. Bringing together top IT visionaries, leaders and experts, Dell World attendees will learn about and share some of the most innovative strategies and techniques taking place in IT today. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

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