Dell 30 More: Greener Planet

— Fifth in the "To 30 More" series —

Dell to 30 More pennant with photo of Keith Matteson“I really love the work and the people that I work with and I can see the effect my work has on the bottom line,” says one of our senior engineers Keith Matteson who has been at Dell for 25 of our first 30 years.

He’s proud to be able to recommend Dell products from laptops to data center, and was happy when his daughter entered architecture school at The University of Texas with a Dell laptop that the school’s IT team said it was a really great machine.

“What I am most looking forward to is seeing how our return to the entrepreneurial spirit that can transform our company into the most agile Fortune 50 technology company on the planet,” Matteson says.

He worked on some of the original Dell servers and the early integration of VMware. It’s this type of progression in technology that is improving our environment. Virtualization decouples software and services from hardware and reduces power use, conserves space and resources, provides greater system flexibility and provides a greater return on investment.

In the next 30 years and beyond, we will continue to help the world find more ways to be more energy efficient. As part of our Legacy of Good plan, we’ll reduce our products' energy intensity by 80 percent by the year 2020 and all of our packaging materials will be 100 percent sustainably sourced, 100 percent recyclable.

Snippet of Dell 30 More infographic that describes how Dell is reducing our footprint for a greener planet

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Laura Pevehouse

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.
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