Story of the Week
Dell Acquires Quest, a Big Software Maker, for $2.4 Billion New York Times – July 2, 2012
The company, best known for selling affordable personal computers, announced on Monday a $2.4 billion purchase of Quest Software. The deal will form the backbone of Dell’s software business and push it deeper into the higher-margin enterprise market.
Other Dell News
Dell XPS 2710 CNet – July 6, 2012
This is hands down the best Windows all-in-one we've used. It doesn't bother with the silliness of touch in a desktop, preferring to deliver an excellently executed experience instead. Recommended.
The real digital divide: are you at risk? Sydney Morning Herald – July 5, 2012
Seven years is a long time in today's fast-paced world. It was seven years ago that I started my business. Back then, there was no Twitter, no Facebook and some people had never even heard of a blog.
Schneider secures global role at Dell Channel Pro – July 4, 2012
Dell’s executive director of channel programmes & marketing, Kathy Schneider, has exclusively revealed she is to head up the vendor’s new global channel marketing organisation.
How Do You Learn? TL Advisor Blog – July 4, 2012
At #ISTE12 in San Diego, I had the opportunity to sit at Dell’s Education Think Tank Table #DoMoreEdu.
How rock concerts work TechHive – July 3, 2012
Chances are, you’ll find yourself at some kind of big-venue music show this summer, whether it's Radiohead at an outdoor festival or Fiona Apple at an intimate, medium-sized music hall. We’ve all been there. We expect to be dazzled (or dizzied, or blinded) by the light show, and rumbled deep in our guts by the subwoofers.
#WinningService for the Connected Customer: A Social Think Tank hosted by Dell Storify – June 26, 2012
On June 25th, 2012, customer service experts and industry leaders came together at the W Hotel in Austin to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of customer service and support.
Dell debuts new Wyse education package; pitches anywhere access ZDNet – June 26, 2012
Dell announced this week a new package for the education market that combines a Wyse thin client and its own desktop virtualization appliance for $500 per seat.
Dell Press Releases
- Dell to Acquire Quest Software
- Dell’s New Laser Printers Can Improve Productivity, Offer Uncompromising Reliability
- Dell Helps Small and Mid-size Businesses Grow Sales and Revenue with Marketing Automation Software from Pardot
- Dell Updates as Industry-leading Supplier of Displays Portfolio with Focus on Exquisite Performance and Value
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- Dell to Acquire Quest Software
Industry Quotes & Insight
“In hard costs, we are saving approximately $80,000 per year on administration with our Wyse devices because we’ve been able to completely rework the ratio of computers to IT support personnel…The ratio has gone from 200-to-1 for PCs to 600-to-1 for thin clients.” – Yevgeniy Sklyar, infrastructure manager, Danbury Public Schools system, Connecticut
“The first priority for any small business is to look at the cloud. Take a look at software-as-a-service companies like Salesforce.com to see how you can use the platform to market and sell for you. Consider your business case and determine the right channel to reach your customers – whether that’s online or via direct mail. You can do this research using the cloud as well by asking for feedback from customers. It’s about creating an ecosystem where you are constantly selling, getting feedback and strategizing on ways to improve your product or create new ones based on what you know your customer wants.” – Adriana Karaboutis, Chief Information Officer, Dell
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