Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – June 8th 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

A catalyst for change Women’s Enterprise USA – June 6, 2012
Dell today announced a $1 million donation to Catalyst, a leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business, to help create the Catalyst Center for Career Pathway Research. The multiyear commitment contributes to Catalyst's Changing Workplaces, Changing Lives campaign, which aims to boost Catalyst's work in workplace inclusion.

Other Dell News

Agfa HealthCare and Dell form strategic alliance for cloud-based image management solution for the U.S. market DOTMed News – June 8, 2012
Agfa HealthCare extends managed services platform to cloud host ICIS – its Imaging Clinical Information System – and enable facilities in the U.S. to image-enable their EMR

Dell's laptop refresh includes Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ZDNet – June 7, 2012
Dell is now refreshing its various ranges of computers to include new Ivy Bridge versions of Intel's Core iX range, and to introduce some new designs. The new models include an Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, and a Latitude E6430s with up to 32.7 hours of battery life. Both have 14-inch screens.

Dell to continue partnership with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre SA The Good News – June 6, 2012
Dell South Africa will continue its six year partnership with Southern Africa’s largest science centre, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, with a further investment of R 700,000. These funds will go towards the ICT Training Centre which Dell established last year. 

Dell Boomi Enhances AtomSphere With New SOA, Security Features CRN – June 5, 2012
Dell Boomi has made several enhancements to its AtomSphere platform that include new enterprise-focused data integration, crowd-sourced regression testing and security management improvements, according to the company.

Fierce Q&A: Image sharing project takes time … and trust Fierce Health IT – June 5, 2012
Maine's health information exchange, HealthInfoNet, decided in 2009 not to include medical images because, at an average of 50 megabytes each, they would slow the system to a crawl.

Dell refreshes Inspiron R line with Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs The Verge – June 5, 2012
Dell has announced an upcoming refresh to their Inspiron R line, making slight adjustments to the chassis and adding (optional) upgrades to Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU, but largely keeping the notebooks' affordable feel intact.

Miami Startups have Bright Future, says Dell FTJ – June 4, 2012
Research released today by Dell and Intel reveals a bright local outlook for Miami startups and small businesses despite the tough broader economic environment. The optimistic picture shows a favorable view of the local economy and local organizations supporting businesses as well as healthy expectations for growth.

Business Continuity: Dealing With Disaster Baseline – June 4, 2012
Over the last few years, more than a few organizations have discovered how swiftly and profoundly a disaster can impact business. One of the worse tornado outbreaks in history rampaged across the Midwest and South regions of the United States in the spring of 2011, causing an estimated $27 billion in damage.

Dell refreshes product lines iTWeb – June 4, 2012
At the recent Dell Technology Camp, held in London, Dell VP of PC product management Arthur Lewis revealed the refresh of Dell consumer and enterprise PC product lines.

HP, Dell to Adopt New AMD Opteron Server Chips eWeek – June 4, 2012
Advanced Micro Devices is unveiling five new Opteron server chips—including two more 16-core processors—that the chip maker said will appear in systems from Hewlett-Packard and Dell.

Dell signals shift to ‘services provider’ Irish Examiner – June 4, 2012
Dell has delivered a strategic integrated solution for PM Group to facilitate the company’s continued growth and overseas expansion. Dell has delivered a datacentre infrastructure to address the needs of the rapidly growing business.

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Industry Quotes & Insight

“At Dell, we ask our team members to act as owners and speak up when they see things that aren’t in line with our core values of winning with integrity and doing the right thing each time, every time. And we applaud them when they do.” Michael McLaughlin, chief ethics and compliance officer, Dell

“Catalyst's overall mission helps Dell live out our promise of giving women the opportunities they need to succeed professionally and personally, and stimulate their advancement in the working world. Our commitment and donation will allow Catalyst to continue to thrive and will help give women in businesses across the world the power to do and achieve more." – Lisa Mink, executive director, Dell Global Diversity & Inclusion

“For us, [end-user computing] is not a device. It's multiple devices. It's an ecosystem. And it's also a set of solutions that are focused on giving core functionality for the end-user based on what they need.”– Erik Dithmer, vice president, End User Computing, Dell

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