Dell’s secret system management revealed

I received a comment from Customer X Factor on one of last weeks'

Problem with Dell
tools is that,

 a) nobody knows how to us them or find them

 b) sales people inside dell dont push them, as they want you to buy 3rd
party stuff that they can sell you.

The first part of that is actually addressable, although it is a bit of a secret that shouldn't
be.  Dell's TechCenter has a lot of
great information and technical chats -where they have access to lab equipment
and can check stuff out – more or less in real time – or close to it.  Read this
from last Tuesday's chat if you want to get an idea of how it

is on how to migrate management routines from HP's Insight Manager to
Dell's OpenManage tools. 3:00 Central time. 

Then there's other stuff (technical papers/wikis) that describe stuff to make
your lives' easier like the one on applying bios
updates to Windows systems using Microsoft's SCCM

As for the 2nd criticism – that our sales people don't push them.  I'm
curious – what do they push?   Have others experienced our inside sales people
prioritizing third party products over our own?  Just curious……

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