Dell’s Chemical Policy

There has been much attention and interest recently towards the electronic industry’s practices regarding chemical selection and use. Several stakeholders have recently released information regarding the industries activities: Greenpeace recently released a PDF of their report “Guide to Greener Electronics,” which compared practices at fourteen companies. This report … READ MORE

Tod Arbogast September 19, 2006

Michael and Kevin @ Tech Day

Yesterday, Michael and Kevin both presented at our Tech Day event. One important thing I wasn’t able to reference in any of my work from yesterday was something that Kevin announced with Joe Tucci, Chairman, President and CEO of EMC—the extension of our partnership with them. Kevin also … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006

Dell Customer CIO Panel

Between Michael and Kevin’s Tech Day keynotes, Terry Klein, VP Americas Advanced Technology Group, hosted a CIO panel that featured four customers (customer details in PDF here) who build their data centers using Dell hardware and services. These customers include: Brian Cohen, Chief Information Officer, City University of … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006

Details on OptiPlex 745, New Energy Resource Site

The energy-efficient OptiPlex 745 is our first Core 2 Duo-based corporate desktop, and it’s also our first corporate system that we’ll ship to customers with Dell’s Energy Smart settings.   What does this mean to IT administrators? Lower energy requirements for desktop users in your environments.  To help corporate … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006

Details on Dell’s New AMD Desktops

At Tech Day yesterday, we launched 4 Dimension systems. All four of these systems (Dimension E520, C521, E521, and XPS 210) are meant for customers who want to do more than send emails or surf the web. All are good options for consumer and small business customers interested … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006

Jeff Clarke on Dell’s OptiPlex 745 and More

When I caught up with Jeff Clarke, Dell’s Sr. VP,  Client Product Group, he elaborates on how Dell’s standards-based approach applies to client products.  He also spends time highlighting some key features of  the OptiPlex 745, one of several new products we launched at Tech Day.  Finally, he discusses Dell’s approach to innovation.   View … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 12, 2006

Enterprise Stategy with Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson, Sr. VP,  Enterprise Product Group spends a few minutes introducing Dell’s standards-based approach to building a scalable enterprise, and highlights that reducing complexity in the data center is one of the most common requests from our customers. View VideoFormat: wmvDuration:

Lionel Menchaca September 12, 2006

Lionel Vlog @ Tech Day

Hello everyone.  For those of you wondering if I was a real person, here I am to kick off the Direct2Dell coverage of Tech Day.  My apologies for the delays, but importing several video clips with a bad broadband connection takes time. I may be better at blogging than I am … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 12, 2006

Innovating through Standards

Having been involved in industry standards for over a decade, I have seen a new model emerge: innovation through standardization. New breakthroughs like Web services, service-oriented architectures, and grid computing have all been developed within the broader community of standards-setting organizations and consortia. What’s driving this? The critical … READ MORE

Manageability Architecture September 11, 2006

XPS 700: NVIDIA 7950 GX2

Today, after several weeks, we’ve begun taking orders for the NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics cards. What took so long? Dell engineers discovered an intermittent issue that was caused by the graphics card. This issue, though rare, could cause the system to become unstable in specific scenarios, such … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 6, 2006
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