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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, Needing an iPad Alternative, Waits on Windows 8 for Tablets eWeek – May 23, 2012

Dell's latest earnings highlighted the company's need for its own tablet to answer the iPad. While Dell has a "full complement" of devices planned, the company, like many other PC vendors, is waiting on Microsoft to launch Windows 8 later this year.

Other Dell News

Dell EqualLogic PS6100XS review ITPro – May 23, 2012
Dell's 2U server boasts redesigned controllers, a new cache-to-flash feature, plenty of room to expand and an excellent price point.

PM Group invests in end-to-end data centre infrastructure Silicon Republic – May 23, 2012
Global project management company PM Group has invested in an end-to-end data centre infrastructure delivered by Dell.

Dell's Design Chief Says XPS Is Hot In A Good Way, Analysts Say It May Not Inspire PC Lust Forbes – May 22, 2012
After spending a decade at Nike designing tech-based products from shoes and watches to sunglasses, Ed Boyd joined Dell Inc. in 2007 to lead consumer product design shortly after founder Michael Dell returned as CEO to turn around the ailing personal computer maker.

Dell's First Quarter a Bump in Company's Transformation eWeek – May 22, 2012
Dell’s revenues fell 4 percent and its profits 33 percent as the company continues to move away from its PC and server roots to become an enterprise solutions provider.

Dell takes flight with WestJet Calgary Herald – May 22, 2012
Dell has announced the launch of its try + fly program for travellers between Toronto and Calgary.

Grow Financial Turns to Dell for Data Efficiency Bank & System Technology – May 21, 2012
When Grow Financial Federal Credit Union (Tampa, Fla., $1.8 billion in assets) decided to modernize its IT infrastructure and virtualize its data centers, it partnered with computer technology firm Dell to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

BREAKING: The 2012 Healthcare Informatics 100 is Released Healthcare Informatics – May 21, 2012
Ranking second was Round Rock, Texas-based Dell, a provider of IT outsourcing, revenue cycle services, and data centers to the healthcare industry. Rounding out the top five, untouched from last year’s list, are CareFusion (San Diego, Calif.), Philips Healthcare (Andover, Mass.), and Cerner Corp. (Kansas City, Mo.).

Dell unveils 12th generation PowerEdge servers ITP.net – May 20, 2012
Dell has announced nine new servers in its 12th Generation PowerEdge Server portfolio, with hardware optimised for traditional, virtual and cloud workloads.

Diversifying Dell takes aim at mobile market The Globe And Mail – May 20, 2012
The first attempt didn’t go so well. The Dell Streak, a smartphone-tablet hybrid introduced in the summer of 2010, never saw its second birthday. But the company best known for its PCs is today attempting to reinvent itself as a much broader player in IT services – and that means attacking all manner of tech sectors, from cloud computing to network security to, once again, mobile devices.

Dell to build channel base with SonicWall acquisition ARN – May 20, 2012
PC vendor, Dell, has completed the takeover of security vendor, SonicWall, and the company will be named Dell SonicWall henceforth but will operate independently.

Austin's merges into medical research traffic American Statesman – May 19, 2012
An important event put Austin at the intersection of technological innovation and medical collaboration last week.

Staying Ahead Of The Technology Curve FreshBusinessThinking.com – May 17, 2012
The last few years have brought with them an explosion of new devices, web applications, and social media platforms. With every new product release or social network launch, business leaders are getting pressure from their employees, including senior executives, to open the company purse strings and integrate consumer devices and new web applications into everyday work practice.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“Dell is enabling customers to deliver results faster through our tight integration of Dell servers, storage, networking, client and services that take advantage of Dell's latest innovations resulting from both R&D and key acquisitions of IP.” - Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions

“Dell has transformed from a traditional hardware provider to a services and solutions company...The work that we have completed with PM Group is a great example of that transformation in practice where we were able to tap into the growing range of skills that exist within our team.” - Dermot O'Connell, general manager, Dell Ireland

“We are really aiming at the mobile professional [with the XPS 13], someone on the go who is traveling a lot who really values the mobile form factor... A lot of work went into cleaning up the experience... All the things that you don’t see — there were lots of effort to get rid of things that are a distraction... Doing simple is really hard.” – Ed Boyd, vice president of design, Dell

“Dell has been moving to build up its channel base for the past three years. Now our partners will be able to work with Dell just as much as they were able to work with us in the past. In the long run, our partners will be able to join the Dell partner program.” - John Gardineer, Dell SonicWall product marketing and analyst relations director

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