Dell Quake 4 Tournament, Round 2

The stage is set. Aaron Randall will face off against Brent Breimeir later this month to find out who will take top honors in Dell’s first Quake 4 tournament. Last week, nearly 200 Dell employees from Round Rock, Texas competed in the second part of the tournament. Michael … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 5, 2006

Dell/NFIB Small Business Award Winner Visits Dell

The U.S. Dell/National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Award Program was established in 2004 to recognize small businesses for their innovative use of technology to deliver a superior customer experience. In 2005, we launched the program in Canada and Mexico. This year Brazil and the UK … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 4, 2006

Virtualization: More Than a Hardware & Software Stack

You may have seen Kevin’s recent posts (1, 2) on hardware virtualization. This technology allows multiple virtual machines, each running a separate operating system(OS), to run simultaneously on shared hardware. A growing number of customers are realizing increased scalability, consolidation, security, and high availability by running a virtual … READ MORE

Global Enterprise Eng. October 3, 2006

Dell Open Source Community Contributions Overview

Dell has officially supported Linux since 1999 with our release of Red Hat Linux 6.1 for PowerEdge servers. In the course of making sure that each successive Linux release that we ship works as well as our customers demand, we have made many contributions to the open source … READ MORE

Michael B October 2, 2006

Dell Updates Sony Battery Recall Information

Some of you may have seen our battery recall update this morning. When we announced the battery recall in August, we said that the affected batteries were cells manufactured by Sony. Based on new information we recently received from Sony, today we increased the number of affected batteries … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 29, 2006

Dell Quake 4 Gaming Tournament

Since we launched the blog in July, I’ve received e-mails and comments from Direct2Dell readers that have asked what it’s like to work at Dell, and to provide a bit of insight into Dell’s culture. I thought this contest might be a good way to do it.  Last week, we kicked … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 26, 2006

Looking for a Few More Good Engineers

Earlier, Michael announced that we were hiring an additional 500 engineers in our Central Texas (Austin and Round Rock) product development centers. We're looking for engineers for all of our product lines—from desktops to servers, notebooks to storage systems. We're supporting that effort with a recruiting campaign that … READ MORE

Forrest Norrod, VP—Server Solutions September 25, 2006

Building the Linux Community

Dell began formally selling and supporting Linux in 1999 with the release of Red Hat Linux 6.1 on PowerEdge servers. Prior to that, it was possible to get Linux installed via our Custom Factory Integration team. As the volume of Linux requests through CFI grew, we recognized enough … READ MORE

Matt Domsch September 21, 2006

The Importance of E-mail

These days everybody’s job is increasingly reliant on the availability of e-mail. Dell recognizes that companies of all sizes require email solutions to function effectively. To that end, Dell has engineered a sizing tool for deploying Microsoft Exchange 2003—the Exchange Advisor Tool. This easy-to-use tool helps customers design … READ MORE

Global Enterprise Eng. September 19, 2006

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
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