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  • Blog Post: Technology and Entrepreneurs Unlock Human Potential

    The following is a guest post from Elizabeth Gore, Dell’s new Entrepreneur in Residence, pictured (right) below with our first EIR Ingrid Vanderveldt. Elizabeth most recently served as the first-ever Entrepreneur in Residence at the United Nations Foundation, in which she worked with the United...
  • Blog Post: Progress Report on Dell’s Channel Initiatives

    With summer in full swing and about six months under our belt since we launched big changes to our PartnerDirect channel program, I thought now would be a great time to give you an update on the progress and momentum we’re experiencing. The Dell World 2013 series of announcements and program...
  • 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: Can Cloud Power the Future UK Tech Economy?

    Author Note: This is a guest post by Nick Hyner, director of Cloud Services for EMEA at Dell On 12th June, we held a cloud roundtable event in London. The aim was to facilitate a relaxed discussion around the question ‘Can cloud power the future UK tech economy?’ looking at the opportunities...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Being Informed

    Transform , Connect , Inform and Protect are the four pillars of Dell Services solutions that define what we do for our customers. In my last post, we explored why seamless, trouble-free connection for an organization’s employees and customers across multiple platforms and devices is so important...
  • Blog Post: Five Steps to Bridge the Gap Between Opportunity and Reality with the Internet of Things

    At last week’s Internet of Things (IoT) – North America conference in Milwaukee I spoke about using IoT technologies to drive ROI in manufacturing environments. IoT technologies support multiple benefits for manufacturers – increasing innovation, connecting the manufacturer to the end...
  • Blog Post: Protecting Precious Memories Key for Shutterfly from their Beginnings

    Photobooks, cards, stationary, birth announcements and wedding invitations via the Internet are fairly modern things, but Shutterfly’s CEO Jeff Housenbold traces the beginnings of what his company does back much further. “The essence of what we do has been intrinsic to human kind since...
  • Blog Post: What Your Business Can Learn From the Intertwining of Sports and Analytics

    For many years, both on the field and in the front office, sports teams were run based largely on the intuition of those in charge. When data was brought into the equation, it was surface level in nature. Concepts like predicting future performance, examining advanced metrics, accounting for context...
  • Blog Post: The Friction of Bureaucracy

    What would your organization look like and how would it operate if you had no recourse to a legal system? For one, it would mean no enforceable contracts with customers, suppliers or even employees. It would likely mean little if any paper or data trail with all deals and agreements being verbal and...
  • Blog Post: Information Technology’s next challenge: BUSTING BUREAUCRACY

    Bureaucracy is not a bad thing. As Gary Hamel points out in his blog on Fortune , “bureaucracy was a major advance in solving the problem of efficiency at scale. If you have a couple of cars in the garage, a digital device in every pocket, and don't spend 80% of your time growing your own food...
  • Blog Post: Insights into Decisions: UTEWeek and SXSW Entrepreneur Conversations

    What trends excite Michael Dell? The data economy and the possibilities of predictive analytics to turn insights into decisions he recently told two audiences. Over the past couple of days Michael had the opportunity to answer this question when it was asked by aspiring business builders at both The...
  • Blog Post: Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight (Jan 10 Edition)

    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...
  • Blog Post: Dell Weekly Recap & Customer Spotlight (Dec 6 Edition)

    Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight Welcome to the latest edition of Dell’s Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. TOP STORY OF THE WEEK Dell outs new 24-inch and 32-inch UltraHD 4K monitors Representing the industry’s most...
  • Blog Post: New Dell Appliance Makes Data Warehouses Simple and Affordable

    Over the last couple of decades, companies in virtually every industry have used data warehouses to collect and organize data that they analyze to gain insight about their market, customers and their own operations. The business value they have realized has moved data warehousing and Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Kicking the Tires on Dell's Remote Access

    Like a lot of bloggers, I'm online for many hours every day. I use my Dell-issued laptop mostly during the day XPS 720 on the weekend and off-hours. That usually translates into transferring files back and forth or via a USB drive or my Wi-Fi network at home. I also take tons of photos and have...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Energy Efficiency

    In the IT industry, much has been said about the importance of energy efficiency and power management in reducing your operating costs and carbon footprints. Dell has been working hard to deliver the most efficient technologies and develop strong industry partnerships to help our company and industry...
  • Blog Post: PartnerDirect Channel Program Expands to Europe

    Back in December, Lionel blogged about our PartnerDirect program which formalizes many of our efforts working with solution providers. Today, we’re expanding PartnerDirect across Europe, allowing further solution providers access to Dell's expertise in areas like build-to-order, software customization...
  • Blog Post: Cloud ‘popping up’ at retail stores

    According to Retail Traffic Magazine moods of European Shopping Center owners have finally started to improve. While this may herald a return of permanent retailers to the shopping centers, the future is not all rosy. The retail segment has seen erosion of its sales at physical stores over the years...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Recap: Dell in the News - July 6th 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 Dell Acquires Quest, a Big Software Maker, for $2.4 Billion New York Times – July 2, 2012 The company, best known for selling affordable personal computers,...
  • Blog Post: Join the ReGeneration @ CES and Beyond

    Earlier, I mentioned that ReGeneration activities will be part of what Dell is doing at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show. At our Eco-innovation booth, we'll be interviewing folks who stop by to have discussions about the environment. Here's the first video . And speaking o video, here's...
  • Blog Post: IdeaStorm Surpasses the 10,000 Idea Mark

    Thanks to IdeaStorm member rsecord for submitting an idea last week urging us to make a display with Glass Across Entire Screen . That idea was the 10,000th one since we launched IdeaStorm back in February 2007. A huge thank you to the broader IdeaStorm community who have made the site a success. ...
  • Blog Post: Michael Takes Energy Efficiency Platform to Washington, D.C.

    Dell will have quite a presence in our nation's capital today as Michael heads to Washington, D.C. to participate in two events focused on energy efficiency. He starts his day at the IT Energy Efficiency Summit . This is a first-time event organized by CIO Magazine that we are sponsoring. We are...
  • Blog Post: Expanding Connections with Customers Through Social Media

    There’s no shortage of folks who have been saying that social media is the next big thing . Dell jumped into the social media space more than three years ago . In those days, I didn't spend a lot of time thinking about the larger implications of what we were doing. Back then, it was all about...
  • Blog Post: What's Next for Dell Customer Service

    Earlier today, a Dell press release discussed new services we're planning to offer Dell home users. I wanted to take a few minutes to focus on the Premium service piece. The core idea of the upcoming fee-based service is to provide customers in the United States access to a dedicated support team...
  • Blog Post: My Saturday Morning – How Online Video is Changing our Viewing Habits

    I spent an hour or so this Saturday morning watching the latest news, opinions and hearing about interesting trends at my Latitude E4200 in my living room with a nice cup of coffee. Nothing unusual, but it did dawn on me that, once again, my wonderfully large TV is sitting there gathering dust. I’m...