Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – June 29nd edition

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. 

Story of the Week

'Bullying Didn't Hold Me Back': The Story Behind the Video Forbes – June 26, 2012
Jonathon Feit was bullied, and he thinks that trial by fire gave him the kind of resolve an entrepreneur needs to succeed when all signs point to failure. But I didn’t know any of this when I met the EMS software CEO at a Silicon Valley Starbucks this spring.

Other Dell News

Dell KACE launches System Management Appliances for SMEs Information Week – June 28, 2012
Dell has just launched its KACE K Series Systems Management Appliances in India. Dell says that IT systems administrators can leverage these appliances to manage PCs and servers in a way that is comprehensive, yet easy-to-use and affordable.

Dell’s Big-Screen, All-in-One Beauty Wired – June 28, 2012
This computer got a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” during the week it sat on my desk in the Wired office. And for good reason: Dell’s flagship all-in-one desktop, the brightest star in its XPS line of performance-minded machines, has got to be one of the nicest-looking Windows PCs currently on the market.

Linkin Park, Open Labs and Dell create new music production software  AM FM Magazine – June 28, 2012
Dell announced it is teaming up with Austin, TX music software provider Open Labs, LLC and award-winning rock band Linkin Park to offer Open Labs Music OS software for download on dell.com and on select Dell products, including a limited availability music solution called the Linkin Park Edition.

“Application modernization is a means to an end” Express Computer Online – June, 28 2012
Suresh Vaswani, Executive Vice President & Global Head, Applications & BPO, Dell Services and Chairman, Dell India and Raman Sapra, Executive Director, Strategy & M&A, Applications & BPO, Dell Services, talked to Prashant L Rao about Dell’s application modernization strategy.

Cloud computing incubator at UCC IrishTimes.com – June 28, 2012
Cork has partnered with Dell and VMware to create a cloud computing incubator that allows small firms to conduct a trial run of the technology. The incubator is part of the college’s move into the cloud computing arena.

Dell hands SMBs automated marketing tools with Pardot ChannelBiz – June 27, 2012
Dell has unveiled more cloud software for SMBs, teaming up with Pardot to deliver automated marketing for customers.

Dell on the hunt for Israeli acquisitions Globes – June 26, 2012
Two Dell Inc. executives – VP strategy David Johnson and president software division John Swainson – visited Israel last week with the goal of expanding the company's presence in Israel, as the company makes the transition from a manufacturer of PCs and servers to a comprehensive provider of IT and computer solutions under the guidance of founder and CEO Michael Dell.

Dell introduces new XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops The Verge – June 26, 2012
Today, Dell is expanding its flagship XPS laptop series with two updated models, the XPS 14 and XPS 15, which will fall alongside the XPS 13 introduced earlier this year.

Programmer James Whelton leads CoderDojo session for youths at Dell in Dublin Silicon Republic – June 25, 2012
Teenage programmer James Whelton, co-founder of the CoderDojo youth coding movement in Ireland, led a coding session for more than 30 children of Dell employees at the computing giant’s site in Cherrywood, Co Dublin, on Saturday.

Worthwhile event: “The Future of Cloud Computing” Think Tank with Trend Micro & Dell Cloudy Words – June 25, 2012
I go to cloud computing and security conferences about 40 times a year as a part of my job as VP of cloud security at Trend Micro. To be an effective technology evangelist, you have to know a lot of things that are outside your core technology expertise, and going to these conferences to stay informed gives me the opportunity to share work in the form of keynotes and technical presentations.

Many business leaders see IT as 'commodity': survey ZDNet – June 25, 2012

A majority of business leaders believe their information technology functions are on the verge of a major, impending disruption, and 43% say their company will increasingly use IT “as a commodity service that is bought as and when needed.”

Storing more in less Information Week – June 22, 2012
As data continues to grow exponentially, data center managers, globally and in India, are facing huge challenges to efficiently manage their data and storage. According to a study by IDC in association with EMC, digital information in India will grow from 40,000 petabytes to 2.3 million petabytes over the next decade (2010 to 2020) — twice as fast as the worldwide rate.

Dell and SAP Team Up to Offer Faster Access to Key Operational Data Digital Manufacturing Report – June 22, 2012
The growing tide of big data sweeping through organizations both large and small is having a significant impact on manufacturing companies, according to Dan Quirk, Global Director for Industry Solutions at Dell Services.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“This technology, although new, is affordable for mid-sized manufacturers.  It gives them the power to do analytics that they were not able to do in the past and helps them get through the big data problems they may be having.  Now they can take all the data they have been collecting and do a better job of running the business.” Dan Quirk, Global Director, Industry Solutions, Dell Services

“With fluid data technology, you can optimize efficiency, agility and resiliency to slash storage costs up to 80 percent, scale on a single platform and secure data against downtime and disaster. Best of all, with fluid data, your storage dynamically adapts directly in line with your business needs.” – P A Sathyaseelan, executive director, enterprise solutions, Dell India

“One of the first things I asked Michael to do when I joined the company was to set up R&D centers in California and Israel. We cannot benefit as a brand that provides innovative solutions without having a presence that includes R&D capabilities.” – David Johnson, senior vice president corporate strategy, Dell

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