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

Tour of the Global Enterprise Solutions Lab

In this vlog, I walk you through one of our main Enterprise engineering labs located in Austin, Texas.  This lab houses a data center where the Global Enterprise Solutions team builds and tests high-performance computing cluster solutions (HPCC), database solutions, operating system and storage area network (SAN) configurations.  … READ MORE

Global Enterprise Eng. September 6, 2006

Not All Workstations Are Equal

Historically and recently, there’s been some churn around what constitutes a true workstation. A question that comes up with some customers is, “why can’t I use a high-powered desktop as a workstation?” While it is true that many of today’s desktops may be powerful enough from a basic … READ MORE

Dell Workstations September 5, 2006

Sound Blaster X-Fi Revisited

There’s still some confusion around the Sound Blaster X-Fi card. Looking at comments on the blog and e-mails that I’m getting, the confusion tends to be centered around the distinction between what’s handled via hardware or software. Before explaining that, want to call out three core points: Comparing … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 1, 2006

Battery Recall Update

As reported in a Dow Jones story yesterday, the battery recall rolls on. Data from earlier this week shows we’ve received about 150 million page hits on the battery recall site, well over 800,000 battery requests. A good percentage of those have also shipped to customers. I’m still … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 1, 2006
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