Happy New Year, all! Welcome to the first edition of Dell’s Weekly Recap of 2014, your guide to Dell-related news and happenings.

 

TOP STORY OF THE WEEK

Reborn, Dell Aims Message at Businesses

In its first advertising campaign since becoming a private company Dell promotes its entrepreneurial spirit and showcases how the company is amongst the world’s greatest business stories, many of which started from humble beginnings — in Dell’s case a dorm room.

 

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

Academy of Art University: Academy of Art University Paints Better IT Picture with Dell

To attract and retain the best talent, and to help with the creation of modern art projects, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco is using Dell Precision tower workstations and PowerEdge servers to offer state-of-the-art IT facilities to its students.

 

5 STORIES ABOUT DELL

Alienware Steam Machine joins revolution to bring PC gaming to the living room Jan 7, 2014

Once again driving innovation in PC gaming, yesterday at CES Dell announced that Alienware and Valve, the developers of the world's largest online gaming platform and the creators of the Half-Life franchise, have been collaborating on designing the first dedicated Alienware Steam Machine gaming console.

 

Cryptolocker ransomware has 'infected about 250,000 PCs'Dec 24, 2013

An analysis of cyber-criminal worm CryptoLocker has revealed that the organization behind the “ransomware” could have raised up to $380,000 worth of Bitcoins according to Dell SecureWorks.

 

"What I Wish I Had Known" -- Carol Fawcett, CIO of Dell SoftwareDec 18, 2013

CIOs can have a serial longevity that spans decades and while over time there are many changes, some things remain the same. Carol Fawcett, CIO, Dell Software has talked about what she’s learned over the course of her 20+ years and what she wishes she had known before becoming CIO.

 

Customer service lessons from Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos and Mickey MouseJan 9, 2014

Highlighting two extremely positive experiences with Dell’s customer service, Stuart Kippelman, Corvanta Energy Corporation’s VP and CIO, has explained how his memorable customer interaction with Dell has turned him into an advocate for the organization.

 

The case for desktop virtualisationJan 8, 2014

The decision to deploy desktop virtualization within an organization can bring long term benefits. Dell has outlined the various benefits that businesses stand to gain, including reduced IT costs and increased productivity.

 

TOP 5 Direct2Dell Posts (Jan 1 – Jan 10)

 

Press Release(s) (Jan 1 – Jan 10)

 

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