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  • Blog Post: Technology Powers Student Achievement at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland

    As a PC start-up founded by a college student in his dorm room, education is in Dell’s DNA. We know firsthand the opportunity education and technology creates and there is nothing more exciting than our technology in the hands of students and teachers. Unfortunately, not all schools have equal...
  • Blog Post: Tech Data and Dell Partner to Address Network Security Demands

    The following is a guest post by Wendy Maurer-Linsky, Vice President, Product Marketing, Systems & Peripherals , Tech Data, Inc. ******************** In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, as well as the upcoming Dell Security Peak Performance Conference on...
  • Blog Post: Turn A Six Hour Job Into a Three Minute One

    What’s the best way to provision interim workstations for 4,000 students in 12 separate classrooms between two buildings? When those students are Dell employees and the buildings are on our main campus, the question takes on a personal dimension. Dell’s Global Learning & Development...
  • Blog Post: Clear Creek ISD: Learning Innovation Prepares Students for Their Future

    Note: This blog is the 3 rd of 3 articles overviewing CCISD’s Latitude 2 Learn program and focuses on the learning innovation occurring on a daily basis. Part 1 provided an overview of the Latitude 2 Learn program and part 2 highlighted the professional learning program the district implemented...
  • Blog Post: Where Learning Meets Doing Survey Says Parents, Students Achieve More

    What concerns cross the minds of students and parents at the start of another school year? Anticipation of adulthood, with equal parts anxiety about responsibilities, can overwhelm those heading off to college for the first time. Meanwhile their parents may find themselves nostalgic at the passing of...
  • Blog Post: Why Great Data Visualization (Alone) Does Not Equal Great Insight

    Data visualization is one of the hottest capabilities sweeping over the big data market. Visualization platforms sit on top of analytics and present information about organizational data using a barrage of colors, heat maps and word clouds. In the midst of all that dazzling information, however, a key...
  • Blog Post: Clear Creek ISD: Professional Learning Helps Teachers Personalize Learning

    Note: This blog is the 2nd of 3 articles overviewing CCISD’s Latitude 2 Learn program and focuses on the professional learning program the district implemented to help teachers personalize learning. Part 1 provided an overview of the Latitude 2 Learn program and part 3 will highlight the learning...
  • Blog Post: It Pays to Finance IT Solutions from Those Who Understand Them Best

    It’s entirely possible that you missed the announcement last year that we expanded our direct financing capabilities in Europe , but it caught my eye because I actually began my career here at Dell supporting communications for Dell Financial Services (DFS) when it was a joint venture with CIT...
  • Blog Post: Dell Education at #ISTE2014

    Education strategies, solutions and tools continue to evolve more and more quickly. Collaboration, mobility, creativity, content and personalization are driving revolutionary changes in the classroom. At Dell, we are working hard to put all of this innovation into the hands of educators and students;...
  • Blog Post: Clear Creek ISD: Implementing a New Vision for Public Education

    Note: This blog is the first of three articles overviewing Clear Creek ISD’s 1:1 tablet initiative, Latitude 2 Learn . Part two will overview the professional learning program the district implemented to help teachers personalize learning and part three will focus on the learning innovation occurring...
  • Blog Post: Harper College: 10,604 Additional Degrees by 2020

    Five years ago, Harper College started looking at their track record of graduating students and determined that they could do better. Harper joined the Achieve the Dream movement, a non-governmental movement targeting student success at the community college level. As part of the program, President Obama...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Real World Gen Y Workforce

    Last Tuesday, May 20 th , we had the pleasure of hosting a Gen Y Workforce Think Tank at the #DellVenue in New York. We brought together students, professionals and career experts to discuss how the workplace and workforce are evolving and priorities of both universities and employers as they look to...
  • Blog Post: Innovation in Teaching and Learning Continues in North Carolina

    Recently, we were pleased to continue the success of the Dell Innovation in Teaching and Learning Think Tank series by joining the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE), a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization located in the office of Governor Pat McCrory, in a conversation on teacher...
  • Blog Post: Dell in Education at ASU+GSV Summit 2014

    The Dell Education team participated this week in the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit . The summit brings together national PK-20 EdTech leaders, innovators, investors, start-ups and entrepreneurs for an amalgam of panels, meetings and debates. In just its 5 th year, this conference has grown...
  • Blog Post: The Role of the Education CTO/CIO: Discussions at the CoSN Massachusetts CTO Clinic

    Last week I attended and led a discussion at the CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) Massachusetts CTO Clinic . The theme of the event was “Orchestrating Ubiquitous Technology: Preparing for an Open Ended Future.” CoSN is the premier professional association for district technology...
  • Blog Post: Northwest ISD Preparing Students for their Future using Dell Latitude 10

    When students have choice in how they demonstrate their knowledge and to learn using the technologies that are an integral part of their daily lives, engagement in learning increases and students thrive. This is what you see when you walk into Mr. Gatlin’s 9 th grade biology classroom. “I...
  • Blog Post: Student Voice Excited to Launch New Youth Innovation Advisors with Dell

    Today, in partnership with Student Voice, Dell announced the Youth Innovation Advisors (YIA), a network of 12 young leaders under 22 years of age, who will provide input and feedback to contribute to the development of the our technology and solutions strategy in education. Below is a guest post from...
  • Blog Post: Dell Education and Intel Host #DellVenue at SXSWedu

    We always enjoy SXSWedu week in our hometown of Austin, TX, and this week kicks off our biggest presence at the show yet! Our education team and Intel will be hosting the #DellVenue, the hottest pop-up for education technology conversations and connections in town, in Brush Square Park today - Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: Powering Inquiry-based Learning

    We all know technology has changed how and where we work. Yesterday, I saw a wonderful example of how technology can radically enable and expand a classroom. I attended the launch of the Center of Excellence for Learning at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, which will showcase best...
  • Blog Post: Project Abby Helps Autism Community with Dell Education Challenge Prize

    In case you missed it, yesterday afternoon at #DellWorld we announced Project Abby as the winner of the Dell Education Challenge , a global competition for university students with entrepreneurial ideas to improve education, both in and out of the classroom. The three finalist teams traveled to Austin...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Dell Education Challenge 2013 Finalists

    I’m excited to announce the three finalists in the Dell Education Challenge . These teams were selected from more than 800+ projects and exemplify innovation and creativity in solving educational issues. They will travel to Dell World in Austin next week to pitch their ideas and compete for $30...
  • Blog Post: Moving Mountains: Dell Team and Copland Community School Take on Kilimanjaro

    On 26 th August, four of our Dell public sector team members will fly across the world with students and teachers from Copland Community School in north-west London to take on the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro . The brave team members volunteered their time to climb the summit as part of Dell’s...
  • Blog Post: Social Entrepreneurs: Inciting Change With Business Sense

    Note from Lionel: Below is a guest blog post from Susan Payton, President of Egg Marketing & Public Relations . See more details about her at the bottom of this post. -------------- I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a bleeding heart. Sure, I contribute to charities that are important...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Cloud Series: Cloud Fundamentals

    In my last post , I showed the evolutionary path from virtualization to cloud computing and the basic concepts that drove this new industry. In this blog I provide some details on the fundamental aspects of cloud computing as it stands today. Public vs Private vs Hybrid Public clouds deliver...
  • Blog Post: Dell Launches New Connected Classroom Support Services

    As technology plays an increasingly important role in the modern classroom, time wasted in waiting for equipment to be fixed or replaced can cause widespread disruption to teaching and student’s learning. Last month we announced the evolution and expansion of the Connected Classroom learning environment...