A different Dell

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - December 10th, 2014

The 2014 Dell World Forum, held from November 4-6 in Austin, Texas, was met with some unseasonable weather. In spite of the rain, thousands gathered to see what Dell has in store and the company did what it always does in uncertain times – adapt.

Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - September 18th, 2014

Microsoft’s board of directors continues to morph as it has turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

Sharjah Police signs Dell security MoU

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 14th, 2014

Dell has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Police, to reach their tactical objectives of enhancing security in the Emirate.

Nadella seeks to axe failing hardware

Brad Chacos by Brad Chacos - July 23rd, 2014

Microsoft’s quarterly financials are out, and they paint a startlingly clear picture of why new CEO Satya Nadella is in such a hurry to scuttle away from the “devices and services” mantra rolled out by former honcho Steve Ballmer just last year.

Dell introduces mid-size and software-defined storage arrays

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - June 25th, 2014

Dell plans to expand its storage lineup with a series of mid-sized SAN arrays and a portfolio of software-defined storage systems, furthering two prominent industry trends.

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - April 23rd, 2014

Dell has released a new virtualised storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

Dell unveils BYOD product plans

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - April 2nd, 2014

Dell has unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports BYOD use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee’s personal apps.

Will Satya Nadella launch Office for iPad next week?

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - March 18th, 2014

Satya Nadella will hold his first press conference as Microsoft’s CEO next week, and reports are emerging that he’ll unveil a version of the Office suite for Apple’s iPad.

Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualisation

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.

Satya Nadella: Can a data afficionado solve Microsoft’s consumer puzzle?

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - February 5th, 2014

The spider. It sits at the centre of a web, stroking and sensing the minute vibrations that run up the hundreds of strands, analysing their meaning and what they reveal about the external world. Much like Satya Nadella.

10 things you need to know about Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO

Brad Chacos by Brad Chacos - February 5th, 2014

Unless you’re a committed Microsoft observer, the name Satya Nadella probably doesn’t ring a bell. So who is the man who now becomes Microsoft’s guiding light for the foreseeable future?

Daunting challenges await Nadella as he takes over from Ballmer

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - February 5th, 2014

Satya Nadella will face a host of problems upon assuming his mantle as Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella to succeed Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - February 5th, 2014

Microsoft has finally concluded its protracted search and chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella, who as executive vice president of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group has successfully steered the shift of the company’s back-end server software and tools to the cloud.

Dell lets managers go ‘off road’ with self-serve analytics

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - February 2nd, 2014

Once upon a time within Dell, managers who needed a business analysis report had to put in an IT request, a drawn out process that drove business units to set up their own shadow IT systems to run these numbers instead.

Bloomberg: Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft CEO; Gates out, too

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - February 2nd, 2014

Microsoft’s cloud chief, Satya Nadella, will lead the company as its next chief executive officer, according to a report from Bloomberg.

IBM’s low-end server business back on sale; Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo circling

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - January 23rd, 2014

IBM has revived efforts to sell its low-end server business and Dell, Fujitsu and Lenovo are all lining up to take a look, according to reports this week.

Dell opens Dubai Solutions Centre, ME GM: ‘Centre belongs to CIOs’

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 15th, 2014

Dell has opened its Dubai Solution Centre to help customers in the EMEA Emerging region explore, test and deploy end-to-end solutions.

Dell, Cisco, others hit back after being named in NSA spying toolkit

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - January 13th, 2014

The world’s largest networking vendors have hit back at claims their products have been compromised by the National Security Agency after being named in an NSA spying toolkit.

Dell issues 4 networking trends for 2014

Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director - Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets by Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director - Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets - January 7th, 2014

2014 is poised to be an even bigger year for networks in the Middle East, perhaps “the year of the network”, says Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director – Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets

Dell SecureWorks: Cryptolocker ransom Trojan infected 250,000 PCs

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - December 22nd, 2013

The feared Cryptolocker ransom Trojan has infected at least a quarter of a million PCs worldwide, a success rate probably generating somewhere in the low millions of dollars in ransom payments, a new analysis by Dell SecureWorks has estimated.

Dell customers raise concerns over privatisation

Matthew Finnegan by Matthew Finnegan - December 15th, 2013

Dell customers have given a mixed reception to its recent privatisation deal, causing some to re-evaluate their future relationship with the vendor.

Dell releases new campus networking storage system

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 12th, 2013

Dell has announced new enterprise technology to ‘help customers architect new data centres and modernise campus networks’.

Dell jumps into enterprise mobility management

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - December 12th, 2013

Dell Software yesterday introduced a suite of software and services for enterprise mobility management, including a ‘secure workspace’ for mobile devices that lets enterprise IT managers separate work from data apps.

U.S investigates Dell’s potential Syrian trade embargo violation

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - December 11th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating a report that Dell computers have been sold to the Syrian regime via a Dubai-based distributor, despite the trade embargo in place.

Review: Dell Venue 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 in a pint-sized package

Michelle Mastin by Michelle Mastin - December 10th, 2013

Miniature tablets are becoming more and more popular, with devices like Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad mini in the vanguard. Acer tried to bring Windows to the mini form with its Iconia W3 earlier this year, but that tablet was hampered by an awful screen, a bulky chassis, and a slow processor.

Dell faces scrutiny for alleged labour violations at factories in China

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - November 7th, 2013

Workers at four Dell suppliers in China are allegedly enduring long overtime hours and facing exposure to toxic fumes, according to new reports from watchdog groups.

Big data filtering key for Dell

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - October 29th, 2013

Dell has used Powering The Cloud’s 10th anniversary trade show in Frankfurt to emphasise the importance of efficiently managing big data.

Dell to show its first 64-bit ARM server this week

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - October 29th, 2013

Dell will give its first public demonstration of a 64-bit ARM server this week, the latest step in an industrywide effort to build servers based on low-power chips like those used in smartphones.

Canonical looking to tap Dell to promote Chinese version of Ubuntu OS

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - August 28th, 2013

Canonical is in talks with Dell on making a version of Ubuntu supported by the Chinese government available as a pre-installed OS on the PC maker’s upcoming products destined for the Chinese market.

Dell remains committed to Windows 8 for business tablets

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - August 27th, 2013

Windows 8 may be seeing sluggish demand, but Dell believes its the best OS for business tablets and plans to roll out more products built with the operating system later this year, a senior executive said Tuesday.

Dell Foglight vanquishes zombie VMs

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - August 20th, 2013

With an update to its Foglight for Virtualisation software package, Dell can now help organizations rid their systems of resource-sucking zombie virtual machines.  “It’s so easy to create VMs. We have customers creating […]

Dell drops $299 Windows RT tablet, cheapest offer now $479

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - August 18th, 2013

Shoppers who tried to buy a Windows RT tablet at Dell’s website Friday morning would have seen one listed for US$299. By the end of the day the cheapest tablet came bundled with a keyboard for $479.

Dell strikes down shareholder vote proposal for buyout

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - August 1st, 2013

Dell’s board has struck down new shareholder voting guidelines for a buyout proposed by company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, which are in a fight with investor Carl Icahn […]

Dell’s Project Ophelia could be more bad news for PCs

Tony Bradley by Tony Bradley - July 30th, 2013

Dell is shipping Project Ophelia devices to early beta testers. PC sales are already suffering at the hands of mobile devices, and now Dell’s Android PC-on-a-stick threatens the relevance of traditional PCs from a different angle.

Icahn criticises Dell for vote rule change on proposed deal

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - July 30th, 2013

Icahn on Monday urged Dell’s board not to support the proposed shareholder vote change as it could disenfranchise voters.

Dell’s thumb-size PC, Project Ophelia, ships to testers

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - July 28th, 2013

Dell has started shipping its thumb-size PC called Project Ophelia to beta testers and is preparing to ship the final product in the coming months.

Icahn in control after Dell ups offer to take company private

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - July 25th, 2013

Michael Dell and Silver Lake’s decision to raise the offer to take Dell private is a concession that rival Carl Icahn and affiliate parties may have an upper hand in the wrangling to take over the company, observers of the deal said.

Michael Dell raises buy-out offer for Dell by $0.10 per share, with new voting conditions

Peter Sayer by Peter Sayer - July 25th, 2013

Michael Dell has raised his offer to take Dell private by $0.10 per share, to about $24.7 billion.

Dell buyout wins support from shareholder advisory group ISS

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 9th, 2013

Prominent shareholder advisory group Institutional Shareholder Services has given a stamp of approval to Dell founder Michael Dell’s bid to take the company private.

Icahn acquires larger stake in Dell, proposes new buy-out deal

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - June 19th, 2013

Carl Icahn has acquired a larger stake in Dell and called for a better buy-out offer than the proposal of US$13.65 per share from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners.

Dell eyes up converged market with first SMB-targeted solution

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 10th, 2013

Dell today announced the Middle East launch of its extended converged infrastructure portfolio, which includes the first converged solution specifically built for SMBs. With a paradigm shift towards converged infrastructure emerging, two of […]

Dell, Oracle form strategic partnership for integrated systems

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - June 5th, 2013

Dell and Oracle will integrate hardware and software for customers through a strategic partnership, the companies announced on Tuesday.  The deal expands the existing partnership between the two companies and will in part […]

Dell scapegoats Windows 8 – again

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - June 4th, 2013

Dell has once again thrown Windows 8 under the bus, saying the unpopular operating system contributed to a decline in its PC-related revenue during the quarter that ended May 3. “Windows 8 has […]

Take Silver Lake’s money and run, Dell advises shareholders

Peter Sayer by Peter Sayer - June 3rd, 2013

Dell has written to shareholders they are better off accepting a bid from Michael Dell and Silver Lake to acquire the company than holding on to their shares. The company’s independent directors have […]

Dell’s server strategy paying off

Patrick Thibodeau by Patrick Thibodeau - June 2nd, 2013

The decline in PC spending has hit Dell hard, but the company’s server business is growing, said IDC in its first quarter report on the worldwide server market. Dell’s share of worldwide server revenue […]

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