Results for Strategy
  • Blog Post: Smart Business at The Wharton School

    Did you know that The Wharton School at the Univ of Pennsylvania was the world's first collegiate business school - founded in 1881? I didn't - not the first time that's happened. They've just opened a new data center - replacing IBM BladeCenter gear with PowerEdge M600 blades and...
  • Blog Post: Q&A with Kris Fitzgerald - Simplify IT

    To build on the advice Dell’s CIO and IT leaders shared with Michael as part of his post last Friday, I sat down with a former IT Executive who now runs Dell’s IT Simplification consulting practice. Here’s what Kris Fitzgerald had to say. As a former IT Executive , anything else...
  • Blog Post: Now is not the time to stop investing in IT - Michael Dell at Dreamforce

    Today, Michael Dell presented at Dreamforce, Salesforce.com's user and developer conference. He spoke about how the current economic challenges present a great opportunity for companies to focus on productivity, efficiency and the tools that get you there. When the economy turns the corner, the companies...
  • Blog Post: New EqualLogic Products

    Hi, I'm John Joseph. I recently joined Dell during its acquisition of EqualLogic , where I was vice president of marketing for 5 years. It's been an amazing experience since 2003 when we worked to convince people that iSCSI SAN technology was real, and would cut the cost and complexity of deploying...
  • Blog Post: More proof that going green can save money

    As part of Dell’s ambitious pledge to become the greenest technology company on the planet , we’ve partnered with IDC , the respected analyst firm, to undertake a huge study of companies in Western Europe to see the degree to which green IT has come of age. The IDC Green IT Barometer looks...
  • Blog Post: Michael Joins the Conversation at Oracle OpenWorld

    Michael just made a surprise appearance at the Sun keynote. After inviting Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz to join the ReGeneration , he stopped by the eco-innovation booth for a 1x1 with TreeHugger's Collin Dunn. Michael's contribution to the wall: "Join the ReGeneration." UPDATE 11/15...
  • Blog Post: Dell Introduces the Next Da Vinci

    Dell announces new agency agreement with WPP valued at $4.5 billion in agency billings over three years Dell is announcing today that it will partner with WPP , who will join Dell to create a new global integrated marketing and communications agency. Together with the WPP agency, Dell is creating...
  • Blog Post: On-Demand Desktop Streaming

    Today at the Gartner IT Symposium , one of the products we launched is our On-Demand Desktop Streaming solution for customers in the United States. Essentially, it is a Dell-tested and validated solution where operating systems, applications and data are streamed to groups of diskless desktops from...
  • Blog Post: Eric Schott on iSCSI/Fibre Channel coexistence

    This entry first appeared on my Storage@ Work blog, here. Questions about the future of both iSCSI and Fibre Channel. are popular with analysts and the press. Eric Schott, Director of Product Management gives his opinions in the interview below, which was filmed by UberPulse . Many readers will likely...
  • Blog Post: Blade innovation and Dell: More than cardboard boxes

    A while back, Glenn posted a blog entry about the independent third party study on Out of Box Experience for HP and Dell blades. HP's response on their website was more about the 78 boxes it took to ship their blades (Dell shipped in two boxes), but they missed the point.  The real issue - a...
  • Blog Post: HP/LeftHand Meet Dell EqualLogic

    HP made an interesting move today with the intent to acquire LeftHand Networks. Obviously HP is coming to recognize what Dell did a long time ago – simple, intelligent, automated storage is what the mid-market wants. That’s why we moved to buy EqualLogic almost a year ago. What really...
  • Blog Post: TechDirt conversations on storage happening now at The Future of Storage…

    For those of you with an intense interest in all things storage - this is exciting news. We're working with the Techdirt Insight Community to start conversations about what's really going on in the storage arena. As this introductory post explains - we're posing questions to TechDirt's...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Connect overshot the need and created the opportunity for FlexAddress

    Dell's FlexAddress announcement on Tuesday drew this response by Gary Thome of HP. So what's a poor system admin to do if they want to manage SAN and LAN addresses for their blade systems? I'd suggest they let their accountants make the decision for them . Here's the deal. HP apparently...
  • Blog Post: Dell Makes List of Top 10 Vendors Shaping The Cloud

    I was perusing John Willis’ list of links yesterday and I came across a cool piece done by Datamation.com entitled, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud . No turning back The article which supplies short profiles of 85 cloud players, isn’t wishy-washy about what it...
  • Blog Post: GREEN: The New Black in Corporate Computing

    Several weeks ago, I blogged about Michael Dell and members of our ReGeneration team were in Washington, DC to participate in the IT Energy Efficiency Summit hosted by CIO magazine . Gary Beach, publisher emeritus at CIO , conducted a moderated Q&A with Michael during the event, which was attended...
  • Blog Post: Dell to Acquire EqualLogic

    Our customers will be dealing with an enormous increase in data over the next few years.  To put this in perspective, the world generated about 161 exabytes of data last year and we expect this to go up six-fold in the next  four years.    This increases the importance of providing...
  • Blog Post: Hadoop: talking to the leaders, Insights and Glossary

    As one of the world’s five fastest-growing open source technologies , Hadoop is making a big impact by allowing us to derive greater value from big data. This week I posted on bartongeorge.net a series of video interviews I conducted with Cloudera, Facebook, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Splunk...
  • Blog Post: Talking to the Head of VMware’s Cloud Business

    Here is the second in my three part series on Virtualization and the cloud. Today’s entry focuses on the 800 pound gorilla in the virtualization space, VMware. At last month’s Gartner’s Data Center conference , right after his standing room only presentation , I grabbed some time...
  • Blog Post: FCoE, let's not be too hasty...

    I really enjoyed reading Marc Farley's, blog on FCoE . I couldn't agree more with many of his very passionate observations. But I wanted to add my thoughts. First, I DO believe that folks will comingle storage (iSCSI or FCoE) traffic and standard IP networking through the same physical link...
  • Blog Post: Dell (PRODUCT) RED Super Bowl Ad

    Even though the Dallas Cowboys won't be playing, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's game. I'm interested to see the reaction to the commercials tomorrow, and welcome your comments here. Update, February 3: Here is the Dell (PRODUCT) RED Super Bowl ad. The song that's playing is...
  • Blog Post: Simplify your IT and Save

    Yesterday you heard from Kris Fitzgerald on the importance of reducing IT complexity and prioritization. Here are a few more posts from our Inside IT blog that also talk about simplifying IT saving time and money. Simplify IT - A customer perspective IT Change - SaaS and cloud-computing soluti...
  • Blog Post: Dispatches from OpenWorld: Growing a Green Data Center

    Data centers and mega-storage isn't always considered a very sexy "green" implementation, but as the digital world continues to grow and grow, is really on the tip of the tongues at many substantial IT departments. Scaling up often requires more and more real estate, cooling capacity, and...
  • Blog Post: Imprisonment or Independence in the Data Center … Your Choice

    I never feel like I get enough sleep … fighting to get six to seven solid hours in every night. However, my stresses are NOTHING compared to the noise and pressure IT admins, CIOs and CTOs deal with. Just look at our industry. From what I’ve read and learned so far, it seems Cisco and HP...
  • Blog Post: Dispatches from OpenWorld: Wednesday Keynote Roundup

    There were three keynotes today at OpenWorld; this TreeHugger has been busy enough with surveying the eco-scene to have missed the keynotes from the previous days, so was  interested in taking the green pulse of today's addresses in hopes that it could offer a glimpse into where green flies...
  • Blog Post: More Conversations: Dell Launches Cloud Computing Blog

    For those keeping score, we launched Direct2Dell back in July 2006 . IdeaStorm roared onto the scene in February last year. From there, we began expanding into other languages: Direct2Dell Chinese in March 2007, Spanish in May last year, and Norwegian in September, and there will be more in the future...
  • Blog Post: A Valentines Day spent in Munich

    It's Valentines Day and my wife Kelley is home shoveling snow at our home in Bolton Massachusetts while I am in chilly Munich, Germany. We are meeting with the German press to discuss Dell's acquisition of EqualLogic , the new PS5000 Series product announcement and our plans to support channel...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise taking a page from SMB?

    Omar Sultan from Cisco wrote yesterday about the importance of broadening the skills set among data center workers. Here's an excerpt: I believe that the IT infrastructure and the IT organization need to be mirrors of each other. I don’t think you can successfully transform your data center while...
  • Blog Post: Michael Dell Paints His Vision of the Efficient Enterprise at Oracle OpenWorld

    You might think that after two full days of keynotes, breakout sessions, events and meetings at Oracle OpenWorld it would be hard to excite a convention hall full of business and IT leaders, but Michael Dell had just the right formula with: A compelling vision - Redirect IT dollars from management...
  • Blog Post: Blades @ Dell: Should we listen to customers or competitors?

    Our new M-Series Blades are getting noticed. Maybe it’s because we’re trying very hard to listen. Customers tell us that blading (is that a verb?) a data center isn’t a strategy, but it is a viable technology solution for power, space, cooling management, and performance requirements. More precisely...
  • Blog Post: Tech trends that will shape IT for the next five years

    TechRepublic recently ran an article by Jason Hiner about Gartner's predictions of the 10 technology trends that will shape IT . In it, Mr. Hiner adds insightful comments, some of which inspired me to write this post. Gartner predicts that half of business travelers won't take their...