Results for OEM Group
  • Blog Post: My favorite contradiction – “Standard Customization”

    Working for a large corporation, albeit within a small, free-thinking division of a large corporation, I am exposed to fascinating acronyms and program names which often defy logic. Take the term “Standard Customization” – how can something which is custom be standard? It is a term...
  • Blog Post: AC/DC – 80s Rock Band or Data Center Power Distribution Terminology?

    Good question but since you’re reading this on Dell’s CIO-focused blog and not Creem , you should assume it is the latter. This is a topic that's been widely discussed across our industry, including this article from Jeff Burt of eWeek . Grid designs for data center power grid infrastructures...
  • Blog Post: Clouds are just as (in)secure as everything else!

    Over at ComputerWorld, Frank Hayes wrote a great piece about some simple conceptual facts about security as it relates to Cloud solutions. He makes a good point… sure, Clouds can be insecure, but so can everything else! Of course bad, lazy, rushed, or poorly defined programming can lead to freight...
  • Blog Post: Dell OEM weighs in on green technologies used in the military

    Recently, Dell OEM Solutions’ Jeff Van Horn was asked by Electronic Component News: How can the U.S. military more fully incorporate green technologies and how will they improve operating efficiency? The question was posed in a recurring feature in the publication called “Brainstorm,”...
  • Blog Post: Flash Storage Options for Appliance Platforms

    Using flash storage in computer-based appliances is nothing new. I remember the days of installing PCMCIA flash drives into routers (essentially computers) to update the firmware/OS. That was a great solution back then, but today the cost and complexity of designing a unique single purpose appliance...
  • Blog Post: The data center as an operating system

    Companies like Rackspace , VMware , Joyent , Microsoft , Google , and Amazon (among others) are all racing to the next era of computing – the Virtual Era . Hardware infrastructure will simply exist and be provisioned on demand, automatically, and you will only pay for what you use, when you are...
  • Blog Post: Avoiding a software “crisis” by leveraging a tier-one hardware manufacturer

    Recently, I was reading a post on the blog CTO Edge. The piece, “ A Software Crisis is Waiting to Happen ,” caught by eye and I couldn’t help but dial this IT-level conversation back a bit to the OEM solutions our customers build to sell to IT customers. The quote that really got...
  • Blog Post: VDC Research: Single Board Computers are projected to grow by 11.25% through 2015

    Although Dell currently doesn't offer single board computers, we do keep an eye on various technologies and their impact to our OEM customer industries because we are engaged in all aspects of their supply chain and hardware solutions well beyond our own product offerings. Dell OEM Solutions helps...
  • Blog Post: Reduce the sustaining costs of your hardware solution

    Certain PC-based hardware appliance solutions are extremely sensitive to change. The software may require very extensive testing and qualification anytime a CPU is altered, the BIOS is upgraded, or a new NIC firmware is promoted in the factory. Dell obviously needs to occasionally update the BIOS or...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud, OEMs and The Innovators Dilemma

    As I’ve toured around the United States recently attending the Dell Next Generation OEM Solutions customer roadshows , I heard some interesting discussions on what role the cloud will play in the OEM market. One evolved into a discussion about how the cloud is a disruptive technology and Clayton...
  • Blog Post: Siemens extends patients' lives with Dell's long-life workstation

    How serious is Dell about OEM customers? How serious are Dell's OEM customers about working with Dell? You be the judge. Today, Dell's OEM team launches the Precision T5500EL -- a workstation class product with a six year product lifecycle (3 years to purchase + 3 years of warranty support...
  • Blog Post: I left my heart in San Francisco: Dell OEM World Tour, 2011

    Last week, I was frantically making arrangements to travel to San Francisco where I will be meeting with customers, partners, thought leaders, and industry pundits at the RSA Conference and an invitation-only CCI Cloud Conference . Along with my private and public meetings, I will be presenting in the...
  • Blog Post: Intel’s Intelligent Embedded Magic and their Field Sales Force meet Dell OEM Solutions

    This past week I was given an amazing opportunity to attend a field sales training event with the Intel Intelligent Systems Group , formerly known as Intel’s Embedded and Communications Group, in Las Vegas, Nevada. While thoroughly enjoying all that the amazing Venetian Casino, Resort and Conference...
  • Blog Post: A Revelation to Building Redundant or High Up-time Computing Applications

    About a month ago I was asked to participate in a discussion with my good friend and co-worker, Josh Neland (@joshneland) , about different methods for building redundant or high up-time computing applications. My understanding was that Josh would discuss redundancies in general and I would cover enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Learning about cloud security at the Cloud Computing Expo

    When I ask people why they are moving with such caution to the cloud, their responses are overwhelmingly aligned: security seems really daunting in the cloud. Where is my data? Who has access to it? What if a hacker compromises my cloud vendor? What if a hacker taps into my data pipe? Because of...
  • Blog Post: Storage Solutions for OEMs: Dell’s Compellent and EqualLogic Products

    Earlier this month I blogged about the benefits of Dell acquiring Compellent and growing our storage portfolio this week, today I want to expand on this discussion by addressing how to start evaluating Dell’s EqualLogic and Compellent products for your OEM solution. When does EqualLogic make...
  • Blog Post: 1,500 OEMs can't be wrong

    My prospective customers constantly ask me what can Dell OEM do for them and most of the time I find that the misperceptions outweigh the reality. The questions are very telling: Is their volume high enough? Can Dell OEM add 3rd party content and warranty it? Does Dell have Extended Life products and...
  • Blog Post: Top 6 questions OEMs should ask about cloud

    The definition of OEM can be all over the map depending on who you talk to, so what does OEM mean to Dell? Ultimately, Dell OEM Solution’s value is helping OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers, which would include Software) deliver value to their customer more efficiently, with fewer costs, decreased...
  • Blog Post: Four key trends affecting OEM supply chains today part 3: The new 80/20 rule

    The new 80/20 rule—automate 80% of your transactions and only involve managers in the remaining 20% It seems to me that we’ve reached a point where most OEMs agree on the benefits of reducing complexity in their supply chain operations. In part 3 of our OEM Supply Chain series (see parts...
  • Blog Post: Appliances in the World of SaaS and Cloud Computing? Really?

    Recently the buzz in the IT industry has been focused on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the larger concept of “Cloud Computing.” In its most basic form, the concept of SaaS involves a company paying for software as it is used. The software runs on computers someone else owns, and the ongoing...
  • Blog Post: Destination: Amsterdam for the 2011 International Broadcast Conference (IBC)

    Several members of the Dell OEM Solutions EMEA team are preparing to attend the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) from September 8-13th in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Anthony Sayers our lead for End-User Solutions is a five time veteran for the @IBCShow and describes some of general industry trends...
  • Blog Post: Bluesoc set for success with Dell OEM Solutions

    When asked to give examples of the products Dell OEM Solutions helps to create there are so many choices, from arcade games , to medical ultrasound equipment through to payment kiosks . These are the kinds of everyday use cases that most people immediately grasp, but there are so many more. IT appliances...
  • Blog Post: Electronic Product OEMs Seeing the Real Value of Full Service Partners in Uncertain Times

    Staring at an “unusually uncertain” economic outlook in the US and deep spending cuts and write-downs in the Euro area (although industrial production data appears to be moving the in right direction) one would expect OEMs to show some short term price-driven thinking to how they are approaching...
  • Blog Post: FPGAs – The Changing Face of Embedded Systems

    Embedded systems are ubiquitous today – from household appliances to military equipment. Over the past four decades, the capabilities of embedded systems have grown tremendously and so have their applications. With the advancement of technology, the capabilities and components of embedded systems...
  • Blog Post: Interop 2011 – Quick Impressions of day one

    This year’s Interop in Las Vegas is driving me crazy! In the past I would come out, have lots of meetings, see cool new technologies, interact with co-workers, and meet interesting people. Nothing has changed this year. What has changed is in the past I could do all those cool Interop activities...