A lot of people don’t realize this, but as of Q2, about 83% of Dell’s revenue came from business products, and that’s been pretty consistent for a while now.
That being the case, we receive a lot of feedback from customers looking for new features and functionality in their corporate systems. It’s pretty clear that commercial customers want desktops that are easier to manage, have improved security features and are more energy efficient. They also ask for the services and support options that help IT managers strip cost and complexity out of deploying hundreds or even thousands of desktops.
All that is part of the reason we’re introducing a new line of OptiPlex desktops, Flexible Computing products and desktop managed services designed to help IT departments reduce costs while simplifying their IT.
The new OptiPlex line is the most powerful, secure and energy efficient business desktops Dell has ever developed. Headlined by the OptiPlex 960, the new desktops are up to 43 percent more energy-efficient, include at least 10 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and shipped in 89 percent recyclable packaging. They surpass Energy Star 4.0 and EPEAT Gold certification requirements and are the greenest corporate desktop Dell builds.
Update: If you want to learn more… starting at 10am Central Time, you can view the webcast followed by a Q&A with Dell execs at http://www.dell.com/seriousbusiness.
- Simplified management including remote system maintenance and ProSupport options
- Robust security features like full disk encryption, SSDs, Dell Control Point software and a stronger chassis to prevent intrusions
- More stability to support up to 36-month product lifecycles
For a bit more context behind these new OptiPlex desktop systems, here’s a vlog overview from Darrel Ward, a director in Dell’s Product Group.
Another thing we’re launching today is the FX 160, which is our first true thin client for Flexible Computing. The FX160 supports both embedded and streamed operating systems for virtual desktop deployments. New assessment, design and deployment services are now available to help customers get their Flexible Computing operation up and running. I’ve blogged about on-demand about a year ago when we first introduced it to customers in the United States. Now with today’s announcement, we’re making on-demand desktop streaming available to our global customers.
You can learn more about the concept of Flexible Computing from Jeremy Ford in this vlog.
To go along with these business systems, we’re also rolling out a new suite of managed services for IT departments to more efficiently manage desktop deployments by resolving more than 90 percent of desktop management issues. Delivered through a new cloud-optimized platform, these services give customers the flexibility to select the services that make the most sense for their business, including: