In my prior role with Dell I was part of the SMB business transformation team charged with integrating M&A acquisition solutions including KACE, Boomi, Compellent, SecureWorks and Force10 Networks into the core business. So when I moved into my new role with our Commercial Verticals organization focused on the Financial Services industry, I was anxious to observe firsthand how this newly acquired Dell IP was meeting customer needs. It didn’t take long.

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is a Florida-based credit union with 500 employees across 18 locations, and $1.6B in assets. Grow Financial is also a longtime Dell customer with a solid install base of our client and enterprise products across its datacenter and operations. Grow Financial needs its technology solutions to enable employees to service its 156,000 members' needs as quickly and efficiently as possible . . . while saving money doing so. Enter Dell.

As Grow Financial’ s James Stock told us, Dell technology successfully increased storage utilization and performance by 30% with a Compellent Fluid Data solution, displacing the incumbent EMC, and achieving positive ROI on the solution within nine months while reducing power requirements to run its virtualized environment by 80%. To further simplify and optimize its IT operations Grow Financial deployed KACE appliances, which also met its risk management needs for security and regulatory compliance mandated by the industry.

To top it all off the full solution included PowerEdge 910 servers as well as a full complement of Dell client systems including Dimension, Vostro, Optiplex, Latitude, and  Inspiron.

Fully integrated and highly scalable solutions from both our new and existing product portfolio – I had my answer. That’s how our teams are meeting the changing needs of our customers!

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