Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings.
Story of the Week
Baidu Answers the Call Fast Company – MSNBC – Dec. 20, 2011
Dell and Baidu have been working on a Chinese smartphone for months. Today, the unlikely partners unveiled the first of the devices based on the Baidu Yi mobile operating system.
Other Dell News
Dell Selects London as First Stop for 2012 Storage Forums The VAR Guy – Dec. 22, 2011
Smartly, Dell has used feedback from the initial Dell Storage Forum event to reshape some key areas for the London event, which will include more technical deep-dive sessions along with hands-on and onsite training. Dell also has ensured more time for partners to chat with tech experts and bloggers alike.
Dell and China's Baidu Launch New Smartphone PCWorld – Dec 20, 2011
The smartphone, called the Streak Pro, is the first handset that uses the "Baidu Yi" mobile platform, which is compatible with Android apps, but localized with products for Chinese users. The platform allows for easy access to Baidu's search, music, maps and other Internet services.
Dell Resurrects Venture Capital Arm Wall Street Journal – Dec. 16, 2011
More than a decade after winding down its corporate venture arm, Dell Inc. is about to resume venture investing and has hired a long-time Silicon Valley venture capitalist and a female entrepreneur to help.
Dell Kills Off Inspiron Mini Netbook Line PC Magazine – Dec. 15, 2011
Dell has made a commitment to maximizing its "profit share," not market share, meaning that it has moved to higher-margin products across all of its categories.
Dell Press Releases
- Dell To Host Customers And Partners At Inaugural Dell Storage Forum In Europe
- Women in Public Service Project
Popular Direct2 Dell Posts
- A Conversation with Dell on Cloud
- Ideas in Action Holiday Update
- Dell launches Streak Pro smartphone for customers in China
Industry Quotes & Insight
"But female entrepreneurs-in-residence, like female entrepreneurs, are still rare in technology, and (Ingrid) Vanderveldt praised Dell for working to advance women and for hiring her in a field where “guys are the safe bet.” – Deborah Gage, Forbes
"Our resident blogger sees storage as the universal constant to expand as the virtualization and cloud technologies take off. Dell is smart to maintain its storage momentum and educate partners on how to maximize their potential." – The VAR Guy
Dell Storage Forum London 2012
Date: January 9-12
Unlike any other conference, Dell Storage Forum lets users test-drive the latest features, interact with Dell experts and walk away with actionable insights on how to shift from managing IT operations to enabling innovation in your data centre.