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  • Blog Post: Dell Declines to Revise Bid for 3PAR, Ends Acquisition Discussions

    The following press release went live a few minutes ago. We chose not to revise our final bid, and have ended discussions regarding a potential acquisition of 3PAR. Press release below. ----------- Dell Declines to Revise Bid for 3PAR, Ends Acquisition Discussions ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 2...
  • 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: Dell Vostro V131: Thin and powerful laptop for small businesses

    Today we’re introducing the Vostro V131 laptop in several countries around the world. It is the latest ultraportable notebook designed for performance and to meet specific needs for small business customers. It brings together new features and greater performance in a slim design starting at just...
  • Blog Post: Dell's Sina Microblog Presence in China

    Note from Lionel: Below is a post from Jacqui Zhou who ran our Direct2Dell Chinese blog in the past and is responsible for much of Dell's globalization strategy in social media. Since I thought this topic might be of interest to some of our Direct2Dell readers, I asked her to share some perspective...
  • Blog Post: Just another red laptop?

    Since laptop color was offered to small business customers last year , just adding a color to a current system is not something Dell would normally blog about. But, since there has been some chatter about what Vostro provides small businesses , we decided to preview the newest Vostro laptops (1320, 1520...
  • Blog Post: The Global Entrepreneurship Conference 2012–Helping entrepreneurs stand on their own two feet

    After spending a weekend in Liverpool for the GEC Conference , I’ve finally had time to reflect on what a truly incredible and inspiring experience it was. At GEC 2012, there were entrepreneurs and students from all over the world who invested their time and energy to be in one place to promote...
  • Blog Post: What's Going on in Taiwan?

    There’s been a fair amount of buzz online about a recent pricing situations in Taiwan, and what Dell has done so far to attempt to resolve it. While there are things I can’t address at this time, it is important to us to address those things we can. For those of you who aren't familiar...
  • Blog Post: Introducing New Greener, BFR/PVC-free Business Laptop and Desktop

    One of the key focus areas for end-user computing is delivering great products with customer-inspired design. As part of that design standard, Dell continues to enhance its award-winning OptiPlex desktops and Latitude laptops . We are now offering brominated flame retardant free (BFR-free) and polyvinyl...
  • Blog Post: Supporting Customers in Facebook and via @DellCares in Twitter

    People who have been following Dell's progression in social media know that we are in the midst of transitioning from a centralized team that carried out all social media efforts to a more decentralized hub and spoke model. It's really about scaling social media. For us to scale our efforts,...
  • Blog Post: Dell Unveils Its Digital Forensics Solution

    Today we're unveiling a new solution we feel is pretty special and embodies everything we wanted to achieve when we decided to restructure the way Public Sector customers' needs are addressed by Dell. At the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) International Policing Exhibition and Summer...
  • Blog Post: Michael Dell Discussion with Reporters from APJ

    Earlier this week, Dell hosted a group of thirteen reporters who represented several countries in Asia for two days at Dell's campus in Round Rock, Texas. During their time here, these reporters met with several Dell executives to discuss Dell's 5 key growth areas in more detail. This event culminated...
  • Blog Post: Dell Chooses Shanghai for First Flagship Experience Store in China

    Dell began selling in retail stores in late 2007. Now we have more than 43,000 points of sale all over the world. China represents about 20% of that total with more than 6,000 retail locations across the country selling Dell laptops, netbooks and PCs. Today we opened the first Experience store in Shanghai...
  • Blog Post: Alienware Hardware at CES 2011: A Closer Look

    Now that I’m back from the Dell suites in Las Vegas, and all the dust has settled, I can take a quick moment to take a closer look at the hardware Alienware announced at this year’s CES. The hot one everyone’s talking about is the amazing new Alienware M17x . The M17x was the Alienware...
  • Blog Post: Helping in China’s Time of Need

    Many of you have been following the earthquake that affected China on Monday – the second major disaster to hit Asia in less than a week. Fortunately, the Dell employees who were in our Chengdu and Chongqing facilities, closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, are all safe. However, thousands...
  • Blog Post: Australian legal firm walks a greener path to success with Dell

    Environmental responsibility is often a goal that organizations are very ambitious about but find challenging to achieve. Freehills , an Australian-based international law firm, is an organization where green initiatives are important to the firm’s reputation and their clients. When data requirements...
  • Blog Post: Michael Discusses IT Innovation in Beijing

    Last week, Michael was in Japan and China, meet with customers, business leaders and government officials. He also delivered a speech to international reporters during a press conference in Beijing. In the eight-minute video below, Michael discussed how IT-driven innovation can help companies improve...
  • Blog Post: Dell's data center group is keeping the pedal to the metal

    Lately we’ve been pretty busy in the DCS team. DCS, which stands for Data Center Solutions was formed over three years ago as a specialized group within Dell to act as a “custom tailor” to some of the world’s biggest internet, cloud and scaled out players. We have been working...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s XPS 8500 Desktop: Power, Flexibility and Ivy Bridge Technology

    Are you ready for another Ivy Bridge-based system ? Today, we're launching a new high-performance desktop—the XPS 8500 . We made this machine for you, the desktop enthusiasts out there. Our goal was to bring you the latest technology and give you plenty of room to upgrade. We used a lot of...
  • Blog Post: True Power Lies Beneath the Surface – Introducing the Dell Precision T1600 Workstation

    As part of Dell's largest business client computing launch in history today, Dell introduced the new entry-level desktop workstation the Dell Precision T1600. Integrating workstation performance with desktop price, the Dell Precision T1600 melds professional grade processors and graphics with ISV...
  • Blog Post: Observations on the Adamo Launch

    Since we introduced it earlier this week, the chatter about Adamo continues. Blog posts from John Biggs at CrunchGear and CNET rose to the top of Techmeme . There are almost 600 media articles since we made it official. Beyond that, folks are still voicing their reactions to Adamo on Twitter. Lots...
  • Blog Post: CSI, Jaws and Digital Forensics

    While the 'CSI effect' has glamorised and highlighted the importance of forensics to the public, it bears little reality to the hard work, long hours and challenges faced by the analysts who extract evidence from digital devices. In the real world, police forces are experiencing major problems...
  • Blog Post: Dell Precision Tower Workstations Introduce Intel Xeon 3600/5600 Processors

    Today is an exciting day for workstation users as we learn more about the introduction of Intel's new Xeon 3600/5600 Series (Westmere-EP) processors on our T3500 , T5500 and T7500 single and dual-socket workstations. These new processors are designed to improve the productivity of our...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Recap: Dell in the News - July 13th 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 Innovating The Process Of Getting Technology To People Who Need It FastCompany – July 10, 2012 Having technology that will change the lives of people in the...
  • Blog Post: Extended Life is changing the game and other takeaways from our Dell OEM leadership meeting in Helsinki

    Note from Lionel: Below is a post that Josh originally published over on the OEM Blog. I thought some that a few folks might be interested in some of the globalization aspects that he shared. Here’s his original post: ---------------- Sitting in the hotel lobby contemplating the week gone...
  • Blog Post: Bringing AutoCAD to the Masses With Dell's Precision T1500 Workstation

    The term "purpose-built" is bantered around quite a bit in the IT industry but it has never been more relevant to understanding the needs and evolution of the workstation market. Historically, workstations have offered higher performance than personal computers, especially with respect to CPU...