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  • Blog Post: Dell is Accelerating Innovation at SAPPHIRE NOW 2014

    With the anticipation of summer upon us, the coming of June also means that it's time for the SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 Conference in Orlando, Florida and Dell is raring to go. This year IT decision makers, technical experts and business managers from all types of organizations will visit Orlando from June...
  • Blog Post: With time running out on XP migrations, there’s no time like the present to make the move

    As the April 8, 2014 deadline for the end of Windows XP support nears, companies that haven’t made a move yet will be challenged to make migrate in time, especially considering typical OS migrations can take anywhere from 18-to-32 months. According to the results of a Dell Software migration survey...
  • Blog Post: Big Data Meetup Comes Full Circle

    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a Meetup redux when the Big Data Cloud Series returned to the Bay Area. When the series began in 2011, the venue was a backroom of a small office in San Jose. Only around 20 people showed up, but the level of interest was clearly very high. I...
  • Blog Post: Five Ways to Insulate Your Organization from the Pressures of Big Data

    In just a few years, big data has evolved from an emerging trend into a full-blown IT phenomenon. Organizations of all sizes are dealing with larger volumes of data, spread across a broader range of types and locations, compounded by the need to process and manage it all faster than before. While one...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Data Curiosity Roundtable

    From the moment we formed the information management group within Dell Software, being an industry leader has been our singular focus. Leadership takes many forms, however, and I’m constantly reminding my team that if all we’re doing is developing and delivering great products, we’re...
  • Blog Post: Navigating the Impact of BYOD on Today’s Campuses

    Recently, I moderated a customer-led panel at the EDUCAUSE annual conference , which brought together education IT leaders and technology innovators to discuss how to manage multiple-device, multi-OS environments. Clearly, mobile devices are here—and here to stay, which was evidenced by the fact...
  • Blog Post: Dell Puts SQL Server Prowess on Display at PASS Summit

    What a difference a year makes. That was the thought running through my mind as I marveled at the strength of Dell’s presence last month at PASS Summit , the industry’s premier Microsoft SQL Server user conference. From start to finish, anyone attending the show, myself included, was left...
  • Blog Post: Message to IT on the Cloud – Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

    Among cloud providers for the enterprise, Microsoft’s offerings are comprehensive. For SharePoint and the rest of their traditional data center solutions, there’s a comparable offering in Office 365 and Azure. Our experience with the SharePoint transition to Office 365 would suggest that...
  • Blog Post: The New Threat Matrix: How can CIOs and business leaders protect their assets? #DellTechCamp 2013 in Paris Oct. 22-23

    Next week I am thrilled to be participating in the sixth edition of Dell Technology Camp, the company’s most widely attended press and analyst event in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This year’s event is taking place in Paris at the historic Maison Des Polytechniciens,...
  • Blog Post: Dell Stronger than Ever with Windows Server 2012 R2

    Dell and Microsoft have a long mutual history in delivering relevant technology and simplifying IT for our customers. In building upon the successful integration of Dell and Windows Server 2012 , we are continuing to work together to enable our customers to take full advantage of the advancements provided...
  • Blog Post: Dell at Oracle Open World 2013: Are you ready for this?

    When you attend a big game or a concert for your favorite artist, do you wait until the last minute, grab your car keys and go? Of course not! You prepare, because you don’t want to miss a single opportunity. You want to enjoy every aspect of the event. Well Oracle Open World is no different. You...
  • Blog Post: If Cyber Security was a Dagwood sandwich, Identity and Access Management would be the bread

    Join Dell On Tuesday September 17 th between 10 am and 3 pm EDT as we host another social media think tank discussion focused on #CyberSecurity . Cyber Security is like a really tasty Dagwood sandwich with scrumptious layers comprised of technology, processes, practices and procedures to protect computers...
  • Blog Post: Dell to host 2013 Cyber Battlefront Think Tank on Tuesday, Sept 17

    Cyber security makes headlines every day. Breaches can cost organizations money, intellectual property, sensitive data and even their reputation. Join the cyber security conversation with Dell and industry thought leaders on September 17 , 2013. We’ll discuss strategies organizations can implement...
  • Blog Post: Crossing the Big Data Divide: Separating the Myths from Reality

    Lately, it seems that Big Data and its next of kin “BI” pop up in nearly every industry conversation about business opportunities and technology challenges. Yet with every megatrend, there is a gap between perception and reality, and that’s clearly the case with Big Data. On one...
  • Blog Post: Dell Cloud Client Computing and Citrix XenDesktop 7

    Even since Project Avalon was announced in May 2012 at Synergy San Francisco, BYOD, management, and graphic-intensive workloads have emerged as critical aspects of desktop virtualization deployments. At Dell Cloud Client Computing, we are committed to improving the desktop virtualization experience...
  • Blog Post: Create and Share with Windows 7

    Remember the days when you had to wait impatiently for your photos to be developed at the corner kiosk or drugstore? And what if you wanted to share them? You had to send them in the mail. Thankfully, digital photography and the internet have changed all that, giving us the ability to share our favorite...
  • Blog Post: Dell Names John Swainson President of New Software Group

    I've said before that Dell will continue its focus on being a solutions provider to businesses of all sizes. Software is an integral part of the server, storage and networking solutions and services that we're delivering to our customers. Today, we 're announcing the formation of a new...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta Experience

    There have been millions of downloads of the Windows 7 beta since Microsoft made it official back in January this year. Since then, it's been good to see positive reactions to it in the blogosphere. As we all wait for the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate , I thought you might be interested...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 is Gonna Rock

    I was checking Techmeme a little while ago , and saw Walt Mossberg’s review of Windows 7 . Though you have to read past the lead paragraph to get to the positive stuff, he writes a pretty glowing review of Windows 7. I have to agree with Walt’s assessment: it’s the best version of...
  • Blog Post: Firefox 3 Arrives

    Not surprisingly, Firefox 3.0 is front and center on Techmeme right now. Lots of folks like Eric Shonfeld have blogged about the initial problems getting to the Download Day site . The main Firefox 3.0 download page is up and running—I just downloaded and installed the final version of Firefox...
  • Blog Post: Linux driver available for Dell Wireless cards

    Christopher Tozzi's blog from Thursday reminded me of the announcement that I never made: Linux driver support is now available to Dell-branded wireless cards. We started working closely with Broadcom early this year on providing this support, as our customers have been asking for a Linux driver...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Makes Windows 7 RTM Date Official

    Since Brandon LeBlanc blogged on the topic of the Windows 7 RTM yesterday, there's been some buzz in the the blogosphere . There's even more now that Microsoft has made the Windows 7 RTM date official. In another blog post, Brandon confirms that today's the day for the Windows 7 RTM . ...
  • Blog Post: Chrome OS Wi-Fi Support Running on a Mini 10v... Source Code Available

    Last week, Google released ChromiumOS to the open source community at http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os . ChromiumOS is a small, optimized OS whose purpose is to make it extremely simple and easy to browse the web. Without a network connection, ChromiumOS is not very interesting. With a network connection...
  • Blog Post: Dell Offering Windows XP for Small Business Customers

    Several customers like Tshooter and Eddy have expressed interest in Dell offering Windows XP on small business systems . In addition to offering Windows Vista, Dell has met this request and is now offering XP Home , XP Professional on Dimension E520 , E521 , C521 , XPS 710 , 710 H2C and Inspiron 1501...
  • 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...