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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 sees room to challenge Apple in tablets Reuters – March 16, 2012
A growing dissatisfaction among office workers with the clunky computers their employers force them to use, in contrast to the sleek Apple devices many have at home, could yet benefit incumbent suppliers like Dell, a top Dell executive said

Other Dell News

Dell CMO Karen Quintos Discusses Her New Line Marketing Responsibilities Forbes – March 22, 2012
The role of CMO varies from company to company more than any position in the C-suite. Some CMOs play the “staff” role of centralized brand stewards who try to influence “line” marketing but have little direct control of the marketing activities in the business units.

Dell chalks out new BPO offerings, takes on Indian outsourcing firms The Economic Times – March 22, 2012
In a bleak environment where unemployment and sensitivity around offshoring are hurting the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, IT giant Dell is readying an ambitious foray that will pit it against Indian outsourcing rivals in some of the largest back-office processes outsourced to third-party providers..

Dell brings OpenStack cloud package to the UK ZDNet – March 21, 2012
Dell's OpenStack-based software and hardware package has become available in the UK, Germany and China, giving web hosting and telecommunications providers the opportunity to build a Dell-supported cloud and resell it to customers.

The ‘New Dell’ Talks Public Sector Problems And HP’s Fall TechWeek – March 21, 2012
On the face of it, the ‘new Dell’ is doing well. Recent results have shown the Texan firm’s added emphasis on software and services is paying off. Indeed, the services division is now Dell’s fastest growing unit.          

Dell Relaunches Software Community AppDeploy As Social Q&A Platform For IT Professionals, ITNinja TechCrunch – March 21, 2012
Dell has been operating IT community AppDeploy since it acquired the platform’s owner Kace Networks in 2010. The site itself has been operating for 13 years, and receives around 450,000 monthly visitors per month says Dell. 

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review PCWorld – March 20, 2012
Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook is a slim, 13in unit that received unanimous praise for its design from all who saw it while I was reviewing it. That does not happen often. Most of time I will hear it from people when they think something is too ugly or too big for their needs; some might even go into detail about missing ports and other features. With the Dell, it seems, looks count more than features and only the IT manager really expressed reservations about the lack of ports on the side.

It’s not a PC versus smartphone versus tablet situation LiveMint – March 20, 2012
Dell Inc.’s desktop business is declining globally but it does not intend to exit the segment as it believes clients still seek a combination of software, services and hardware.

Dell and AccessData release new forensics toolkit ITP.net – March 20, 2012
Dell and computer forensics specialists Access Data have launched their new Dell Digital Forensics Platform and Forensic Toolkit 4.0 at the International Security and National Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Dell fosters talented Malaysians with first Dell Malaysia Scholarship Awards SCCyberworld – March 19, 2012
Dell has awarded scholarships to nine promising young Malaysians to help them pursue their tertiary education and provide them with an opportunity for a rewarding and challenging career at Dell, through the Dell Malaysia Scholarship Awards.

Aperio Announces Strategic Collaboration with Dell to Create Cloud-Based Services for Pathology Reuters – March 19, 2012
Aperio, the leading provider of digital pathology systems, announced a strategic collaboration with Dell to create the world’s first scalable, secure medical cloud network for Pathology.

Dell Compellent SAN boosts resiliency for Stevens & Bolton lawyers TechWorld – March 19, 2012
Guildford-based law firm Stevens & Bolton has implemented a new IT infrastructure, replacing its previous HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array SAN solution with a Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN, which the company claims has helped to accelerate virtualisation and reduce strain on IT teams.

Dell sets sights on the enterprise iTWeb – March 19, 2012
Dell has repositioned itself as an infrastructure solutions provider, delivering Ultrabooks customised for the enterprise as well as data centre solutions.

Dell keeps giving sans foundation  Austin Business Journal – March 16, 2012
Dell Inc. will dole out $42 million in funding, grants and in-kind donations this year thanks to a major shift in its giving strategy.

Dell, YouTube Partner to Live-Stream Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Jazzfest Billboard – March 16, 2012
Dell and YouTube announced an exclusive partnership to deliver live webcasts of this year's four major music festivals: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits (ACL).

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“On the commercial side there are a lot of concerns about security, interoperability, systems and device management, and I think Dell is in the best position to meet those.” – Steve Felice, President and Chief Commercial officer, Dell

The thing I love most about the [Dell Data Center Solutions] team is that they listen and, moreover, they rapidly implement fixes and suggestions from their clients. In an organization as big and labyrinthine as Dell, they have this uncanny ability to get things done and advocate for their clients even when we’re not ordering tens of thousands of servers.” – blog.Milford.io

You will continue to see services and solutions be a bigger and bigger part of Dell. Hardware is not going to go away. We think end-to-end is really valuable. Services and software is 50 percent of our profits. You’ll continue to see that probably increase over time.” – Kevin Jones, Vice President Infrastructure and Cloud, Dell Services

“Tablets will increase tremendously in the coming future. There should be about 208-million tablets in use by 2015. CIOs are free to choose what they need, but always proceed with caution in terms of operating system and security.” – Steward van Graan, General Manager, Dell Southern and Central Africa

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