Dell World 2012 – Did you Know?

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Today we’re kicking off the Dell World – Did you Know blog series on Direct2Dell.

We’re exactly two months away from Dell World 2012, and we’re excited to connect with IT professionals from around the world on today’s top forces of change within the industry – cloud computing, data insights, IT security, the bring-your-own-device conversation, social networking in the enterprise space and much more.

As we gear up for the big event, our Did you Know series will give a taste for the types of topics and discussions that will take place at Dell World this year. 

  • Did you know… that after the U.S., the top four countries with the most Facebook users are all emerging market countries?

Social media presents organization all over the world with untapped opportunities to engage and connect with customers in ways that provide immediate access and critical feedback. But for many organizations, it’s difficult to understand the best way to manage the social enterprise.

The social enterprise will be one of the key themes at Dell World 2012, where attendees can learn how to turn the use of social media into a competitive advantage while also addressing associated privacy risks and security concerns.

  • Did you know… that Dell’s High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions are contributing to research that is improving humanity?

Providing customers “The Power to Do More” is Dell’s mantra and is a theme that will be intertwined throughout the Dell World event. Here are some of our favorite examples of just how much more technology can do:

  • The video below shows how Dell’s HPC technology enables Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech to predict and analyze infectious diseases, epidemics and pandemics via genomic research.

  • Watch the video below to see how Dell HPC solutions help fight pediatric cancer by shortening the treatment plan, giving patients a better head start towards beating Neuroblastoma.

  • Computer modeling done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Dell systems was used to determine where, when and to what degree the Pacific nations would be affected by the Japan tsunami in March 2011.

This data center takes efficiency to a new level as it runs without expensive, energy-intensive chillers. It uses outside air, on the roof of eBay’s Phoenix facility, for cooling – even in 113 degree heat.

Organizations are always looking for ways to increase efficiency, and today, IT solutions are providing some of the best paths to achieve this. Increasing and maintaining efficiency will be a key theme at Dell World this year.

We’d love to have you join us in Austin, TX for Dell World 2012 and learn more about these and other Dell facts. Comment here and let us know what you’re looking forward to at Dell World this year.  

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