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  • Blog Post: Notebook AC Adapter Survey

    If I've learned anything from surfing customers' blogs over the last year and a half, I've learned one thing: customers do have a voice at Dell. When you meet people for the first time, usually the conversation drifts towards what each of you "do for a living". When it does for...
  • Blog Post: TechCenter Chat on Tuesday: Managing the switch to OpenManage

    Our lovely and talented TechCenter Supergeeks will be around for an online discussion tomorrow (Tuesday) to help customers migrating from other server management tools to OpenManage. In a few weeks we are going to have a chat on iSCSI networking. Stay tuned. -marc
  • Blog Post: New Category: Simplify IT

    I've made some changes to the category list on Direct2Dell. First off, I consolidated Servers, Storage and Enterprise into one new category called Simplify IT . The new category will serve as the home for the group blog that covers everything from corporate desktops, notebooks and workstations to...
  • Blog Post: Some good advice from a newb

    This was originally posted here , on the EqualLogic Storage@Work blog Chris, the blogger at FreeGarble has written a few good posts about his experience working with EqualLoggic iSCSI SANs. This one has a list of things to think about before installing your first SAN. His experience with our product...
  • Blog Post: Blog and Dell Community Forum Changes Coming Soon

    Just a few minutes ago, I published a blog post on Direct2Dell explaining some changes that will be occurring later this week. To centralize the comments on this topic, I have disabled comments on this post. Please go to my Direct2Dell post to share your questions or concerns.
  • Blog Post: It was quite a weekend...

    This entry is also available here on the EqualLogic Storage @ Work blog. Computerworld just published an article on the recovery operations at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina flattened most everything. I always like articles like this because they often clue me into logistics...
  • Blog Post: The Road Goes on Forever and the Reboot Never Ends....

    We've seen reports by Lee at Technibble here and at Hexus.net here about "endless reboots" on systems with Windows XP SP3 and AMD processors. I've seen some coverage out there that says "OEMs are at fault." Wait just a minute. Let's not be so hasty with such a broad brush...
  • Blog Post: Software as spam: deceptive software updates

    Bob Plankers, the Lonesysadmin posted yesterday about how Apple , Sun and Google have taken to using software updates as the vehicle for tricking customers into installing software they don't want. Bob suggests legal protection, which I assume was mostly exasperation with the situation. The debate...
  • Blog Post: How much can you turn off?

    Technorati Tags: ken brill , uptime institute , greenbiz , Blades , Dell , Energy conservation , Green benchmarks , Green technology , HP , Hardware , IBM , Open Source Systems (OSS) , Power consumption , Power supplies , Sustainable IT GreenBiz radio has an interview with Ken Brill of the Uptime Institute...
  • Blog Post: Swinging at Every Pitch: Doesn’t work in IT or Baseball

    As CIOs and other corporate leaders adapt to serve customers in ever-changing markets, large-scale technology decisions are becoming increasingly difficult to make. Shifting demands of the market (and customers) are often pitted against the pressure to decrease costs and optimize portfolios. Many tech...
  • Blog Post: Ars Technica's Server Room forum is loaded with great stuff

    Dell has sponsored a forum on the Ars Technica site called The Server Room . This is how it's described on the forum header: This forum is dedicated to the "bigger picture" topics--high-level systems that don't easily fit in the other forums. Before you can build a server room, there...
  • 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: Online demos of stuff you need

    Posted earlier today on Storage @ Work There's a few excellent live online events in the next couple days you might want to check out. April 30 (Today) 12:30 PM Eastern: De-dupe for Dell EqualLogic iSCSI arrays - featuring Exagrid's new iSCSI De-dupe gateway product. April 30 (Today...
  • Blog Post: Be more energy efficient with the new OptiPlex

    One of the key attributes of the new Optiplex line is its energy efficiency. For example, when compared to older systems in a customers’ environment – say the Optiplex 170L from about 4 years ago – the energy savings can be up to 84 percent (actual performance will vary based on configuration...
  • Blog Post: Latitude XT: Capacitive Touch and More

    As many of you know, we've been developing the Latitude XT for some time. During that time, we've spent a lot of time talking to Tablet PC customers about what they like and don't like about existing products. Customers told us that existing Tablet PCs are just too clumsy and clunky. We've...
  • Blog Post: Simplify and Save – Down to the Chip Level

    There have been several recent posts in this blog about the new viability of blade servers for virtualization. Dell believes that virtualization should be simple, so we’ve designed our systems from the ground up for virtualization performance. We specifically designed our PowerEdge servers to...
  • Blog Post: An udder tasty bit from LoneSysadmin

    OK IT peoples, u should b c n Plankers good stuff , (this time on 2 vCPU VMs) He putin freshies in ur blogsphere every few daze I spose. -fargo farlee
  • Blog Post: Shine on U crazy diamond!

    DevCentral has an great post about the development of HA over the years. And he's a rocker too, which led me to a completely unrelated site that I liked . (this post was first made on my Storage @ Work blog)
  • 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: What to Expect from the Inside IT Group Blog

    Welcome to Inside IT . It's a blog about a range of information technology topics that matter to today's large business customers: all kinds of hardware from corporate laptops, desktops and workstations through servers and storage and blades, software and systems management, IT services and more...
  • Blog Post: The Case For Greener IT Procurement

    You can't read an issue of BusinessWeek , The Wall Street Journal or other major business publications without reading about "green IT." The same goes for IT-oriented outlets like Cnet , InformationWeek and eWeek . The industry has come to realize that not only is consuming less energy...
  • Blog Post: Latitude XT Details

    Lots of folks have been waiting for us to release more details on the Latitude XT Tablet PC. My first brief post about it has received more than 400 comments and has gone on to become the #1 most viewed post in Direct2Dell's history. It's made some traction in the blogosphere too— almost...
  • Blog Post: Simplify IT - A Customer Perspective

    At Dell, we talk a lot about how to simplify IT. But the most powerful voices come from customers. Merlin Glynn, CTO of MedNetwoRx in Dallas, Texas, was kind enough to write this email and allow us to publish it here. Thank you for writing Merlin. _______ I am the CTO of a small to medium-sized...
  • Blog Post: The World of Web and Developers, getting to know it better

    Did you know that Dell is organizing around an industry-focused approach on the large enterprise side of the business? And did you know that Web/Tech is one of six new priority industries for Dell? Learn more about Dell’s new Web/Tech focus and what it means for our developer customers in my...
  • Blog Post: Dell's secret system management revealed

    I received a comment from Customer X Factor on one of last weeks' posts : Problem with Dell Managment tools is that, a) nobody knows how to us them or find them b) sales people inside dell dont push them, as they want you to buy 3rd party stuff that they can sell you. The first...