Welcome to the first edition of the Weekly Recap: Dell in the News, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. As you can see, we’re pretty busy and know you are too, so here’s a quick recap of the stories, blog posts and announcements you may have missed along with some Dell upcoming events that might be of interest:
Story of the Week
The World According to Dell: From Hardware to Software and Now to the Cloud eWeek (Cover Story) – Sept. 19, 2011
Pre-med student Michael Dell started his computer-upgrading company at age 19 in his University of Texas dorm room in 1984. Twenty-seven years later, although he’s traded that little place in Austin for a tad-larger headquarters 20 miles up Highway 35 in Round Rock, his company has moved about a zillion miles from where it began.
Other Dell News
Dell shrugs off harbingers of PC doom Financial Times – Sept. 18, 2011
Michael Dell says he has little interest in buying Hewlett-Packard’s PC business, but the Dell chief executive says his computer company is poised to gain market share as its larger rival undergoes a comprehensive restructuring.
Michael Dell On HP PC Predicament: Sometimes The Ball Bounces In Your Direction CRN – Sept. 16, 2011
HP's possible plan to spinoff its PC business will be a big boost for Dell (NSDQ:Dell), chairman and CEO Michael Dell told Saleforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff this week during a keynote presentation at Saleforce's Cloudforce London event.
Dell – we’ve come a long way in four years Views From the Channel (CRN Blog) – Sept. 14, 2011
Michael Dell was keen to emphasise in our meeting today just how far his company has come in the four years since it officially entered the channel. Since the EMEA launch of PartnerDirect in early 2008, Dell has transformed itself from a channel pariah to a company for whom partnering is at the heart of its strategy.
Dell cautiously optimistic on Europe and Asia Reuters – Sept. 13, 2011
Schuckenbrock said Dell had no intention of following in (HP’s) footsteps by selling its hardware business and could benefit from HP customers' uncertainty as the company may take up to 18 months to make a definite plan for its PC unit.
Dell Press Releases
- Dell Expands Multivendor Support in Europe to Cover HP, IBM, Lenovo and Acer
- Dell Sees Opportunity in Delivering Comprehensive “End-point to Data Center” Solutions to Customers Worldwide
- Dell Commits Nearly $3 million to Expand YouthConnect Program To Help Underserved Communities in the U.S.
Popular Direct2 Dell Posts
- vStart 50 – Ready to Run Virtualization for SMBs
- Announcing the first 24 Dell YouthConnect recipients in the United States
- Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and the Dell Venue Pro
- You Pick – Who’s America’s Favorite Small Business?
Industry Quotes & Insight
“Channel partners and their customers alike are looking for IT providers with end-to-end strength, from the datacenter to the edge of the network. Our research tells us that SMB resellers in particular are focused on providing value-add services (consulting/design/implementation), as their primary source of revenue. This means they need to partner with vendors who offer a broad portfolio of technologies to help them round out total solutions. With its focus on open standards, and its ongoing transformation as an IT solutions and services provider, Dell is a one-stop shop for enterprise and midmarket customers as well as a great partner for channel players.” Jeff Hine, Consulting Analyst, Channel Program, Enterprise Strategy Group
“With one million PCs being sold every day, and with the continued growth in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India, it’s clear that client hardware remains a key component of today’s computing landscape. Client computing based on Intel Core vPro processors transforms the way users securely connect and share information with intelligent capabilities prepared for the evolution of technologies such as virtualization or client-aware computing.” Rick Echevarria, Intel vice president and general manager of Business Client Platforms
Oracle OpenWorld 2011
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, in his ninth Oracle OpenWorld keynote, Michael Dell will share his vision for how innovative solutions in areas such as cloud computing, security, mobility and data management are changing the face of IT—giving organizations of all sizes the power to realize unprecedented productivity and efficiency.
Join us at Dell World 2011, Oct. 12-14 – Unlocking Innovation in a Virtual Era. Bringing together top IT visionaries, leaders and experts, Dell World attendees will learn about and share some of the most innovative strategies and techniques taking place in IT today. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.