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  • Blog Post: Dell Provides Peace of Mind for Customers with Simplified Endpoint Encryption Solution

    Today we announced a new addition to our endpoint security solutions called Dell Data Protection | Encryption . It is a file-based encryption solution that protects the system disk and removable storage on or attached to a system. It also is designed to be easily deployed in pretty much any IT environment...
  • Blog Post: XPS M1330: A Sign of Things to Come

    Several of you have already seen the stories in Engadget , but now I can share all the details of our XPS M1330 . As many of you know, I've been here at Dell for a long time. Having seen my share of products (and product launches), it's been a long time since I've seen the kind of internal excitement...
  • Blog Post: Now You Can Share Ratings & Reviews

    Back in December of last year, we introduced ratings & reviews on Dell.com in a section of the website. In May of 2007, we expanded them to some Dell systems and introduced ratings and reviews in Canada and Europe. Shortly after, we introduced ratings and reviews across all our products. Today, we...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the White Spaces

    If you've been following reactions from the Google Blog , Engadget , GigaOM , SearchEngineWatch.com or others, you know that yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a historic and very important decision. The FCC decided to allow the unlicensed use of portable electronic devices...
  • Blog Post: From Paris to London – Simplifying Disaster Recovery Demo

    Following on from my post and visit to VMworld Europe , I wanted to share a vlog of the disaster recovery demo that Will Urban, Product Marketing Consultant, and the Dell EqualLogic team were conducting on the Dell stand at this virtualization event. For demonstration purposes the two Dell stands...
  • Blog Post: Helping States Meet Growing Technology Demands With New Healthcare Practice

    If you live in the U.S., you have probably heard about the healthcare reform legislation that recently became law. You may also have heard that the State of Massachusetts’ Health Connector program was the model for portions of the bill. But did you know that Dell Services has been one of the principal...
  • Blog Post: Driving Efficient Manufacturing Strategies with New Dell Product & Profit Analytics (DPPA)

    The manufacturing space is a volatile business where everything from market fluctuations to tropical storms can have a major impact on our customers’ profit margins. To remain agile and competitive in today’s global economy, manufacturers need to understand the financial performance of product...
  • Blog Post: Xen & VMware: Different Approaches

    In a previous post on virtualization , Direct2Dell reader John Oliver asked for a comparison between Xen and VMware . In this post, I’ll cover some of the differences in architecture behind these two virtualization products and how the technology is shaping up for the future. VMware ESX Server’s architecture...
  • Blog Post: Dell Gets a Second Life

    Recently, there's been lots of media coverage on the growth of Second Life from outlets like Fortune , BusinessWeek and CNN . If you’re not familiar with it, Second Life is a virtual 3-D world inhabited by millions of residents. It’s current population of almost 1.4 million inhabitants makes it one of...
  • Blog Post: Making a Difference in the Connected Era

    A few hours ago in London, Michael spoke at the Economist Emerging Markets Summit 2008 and discussed Dell’s focus on emerging countries. As part of his comments he announced our new corporate giving strategy, and I’m excited to share some details with you. Dell has a strong foundation...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Rides Off into the Sunset

    Microsoft's Windows XP operating system has had a heck of a run. We've blogged about the Windows Vista downgrade program and the Windows XP End of Life back in 2008 . Some of you may have seen some recent blog posts about Microsoft's plan to phase out the Windows XP operating system, and...
  • Blog Post: Who Needs Four Cores?

    In this vlog, Rick Schuckle from our technology group elaborates on some of the benefits that quad-core processors like Intel's upcoming Core 2 Quad processor —the chip formerly known as Kentsfield—will bring to both enterprise customers and consumers alike. For Linux users, you can access the Ogg Theora...
  • Blog Post: The Home Page

    Let's talk about the home page of Dell.com. Many of you have commented about things you liked and things you didn’t like . Here are four of your abbreviated comments to my first post: “Make it easy for me to define systems by my work profile and give me more guidance on what technologies could benefit...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s New Lynnfield Desktops—The Studio XPS 8000 and 9000

    Sorry for the delay. Due to some technical difficultes with our registration database, I had to post this a little bit later than I wanted to. Folks who read sites like Anandtech and other enthusiast sites have known that Intel’s Lynnfield chipset and new Core family of processors were due to be...
  • Blog Post: Take part in Dell’s European healthcare IT Storage study

    As the number one healthcare IT services provider in the world, Dell always needs to keep abreast of technology trends and insights that will help our customers achieve more. We are currently seeing an exponential data growth largely related to healthcare images and to truly understand the value...
  • Blog Post: Linux for Consumers in the U.K. France, and Germany; Dell/Red Hat Solutions & More

    I hinted at this before , but today, it's official: Dell announced that consumers in the United Kingdom, France and Germany can order an Inspiron E1505N 6400 notebook or an Inspiron 530N desktop with Ubuntu 7.04 pre-installed. Update—8/8, 11:30PM CDT: Just realized I never added the links for purchasing...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s Latest All-in-One: Studio One 19 Coming Soon

    The Studio One 19 is Dell’s latest all-in-one desktop system. That means the functional desktop components that make it a PC are integrated with the 18.5” display as a single unit. We’ve worked to make it useful for everyone in the family. Though it’s a full desktop with all...
  • Blog Post: Come Rock the Ark in Second Life

    You may or may not have noticed a new banner in the rotation of the Dell.com home page this week that mentions the upcoming movie Evan Almighty. I'd encourage you to check out the page it links to because it's much more than just a simple product placement announcement. Dell and Universal Studios share...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Have the News Come to You

    The great thing about the Internet vs. traditional media is that you can personalize your news. However, this often means searching around to do so. What if there was a way to find the content that matters most to you and have it delivered straight to your doorstep, or in this case to your e-mail...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Recap: Dell in the News - April 27th edition

    Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. Story of the Week Empowering Women and Electric Scooters: Suddenly Dell Is a Very Different Company IT Business Edge – April 26, 2012 This week was Dell’s industry analyst...
  • Blog Post: Dell SMB GM on SBTV; SMB Leadership Transition in N. America

    In early June at the NFIB Summit , Susan Solovic, CEO and anchor of SBTV , interviewed Frank Muehleman, Dell's long-time VP and GM of Small and Medium Business. Here , Frank talks about Dell's partnership with NFIB, our Small Business Excellence Award program, and the countless small businesses...
  • Blog Post: Dell to Expand Linux Options

    Your feedback on Dell IdeaStorm has been astounding. Thank you! We hear your requests for desktops and notebooks with Linux . We’re crafting product offerings in response, but we’d like a little more direct feedback from you: your preferences, your desires. We recognize some people prefer notebooks over...
  • Blog Post: Energy Star 4.0 OptiPlex 755 Wins Editors' Choice Award from PC Magazine

    I saw that PC Magazine's Joel Santo Domingo recently wrote a solid review of one of our Energy Star 4.0-compliant corporate desktop machines , the OptiPlex 755 . In the review, he gave it 4.5 stars out of five and called it, "the hybrid SUV of PCs." They tested the larger desktop chassis...
  • Blog Post: Dell Digital Life Twitter Sweepstakes (Closed)

    Join us as we launch our newest Dell Twitter account, @DellDigitalLife ! Dell Digital Life is intended to be a source of two-way conversation on the latest in Dell consumer and electronic products, as well as news and activities that have a bearing on our digital lifestyles. Whether it’s audio...
  • Blog Post: AMD's Third Generation "Barcelona" Opteron Comes to Dell

    I know that many of you who work with servers for a living are already familiar with AMD's quad core processor called Barcelona. For those that aren't, it's AMD's version of a quad core processor for servers, and it's based on their Opteron architecture . If you want more background on the chip itself...