Note from Lionel: Below is a blog post that reflects work done by several groups within Dell. I'm posting it on their behalf and on behalf of all the Dell customers who were recognized this year. Congratulations to all the winners.

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From tracking and responding to natural disasters to providing health monitoring stations, Dell customers are leading humanitarian efforts by applying technology to address a variety of social and business needs. These impactful and inspiring efforts have been recognized as 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureates.

Established in 1988, the IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program recognizes organizations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and business, and change the world for the better.

We’d like to extend congratulations to the following Dell customers recognized this year:

  • American Red Cross

The American Red Cross and Dell launched a new digital operations center, the first social media-based operation devoted to humanitarian relief, demonstrating the growing importance of social media in emergency situations. The Red Cross also announced the launch of a digital volunteer program to help respond to questions from and provide information to the public during disasters. Located in the Red Cross National Disaster Operations Center in Washington, D.C., the center is modeled after Dell’s Social Media Listening Command Center and uses Dell technology solutions and consulting services. The center will help expand the Red Cross’s ability to engage with the public during emergencies.

 

  • Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia

Serbia is poised for change as its economy transitions into the digital age. More computers in schools enable students to access the vast resource of educational apps and tools on the internet and school networks, and prepare students for future jobs. The Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia decided to outfit the nation’s 1600 primary schools with computer labs and knew that the solution had to be energy efficient and easy to manage. Virtual desktops met Serbia’s needs for an affordable, sustainable solution. Partnering with Dell Cloud Client Computing, the government of Serbia deployed 30,000 Dell Wyse E01 zero clients in its primary schools. You can see this project in action in this video: