Dell EMC OEM – A Pragmatic Strategy for IoT

Vendors explore market opportunities in widely diverse ways, ranging from the “bet early and seriously” approach Amazon took in crafting, subsidizing and launching its Web Services platform to the “start late, run fast and typically fall on your face” efforts of HPE and others whose attempts to catch up to AWS in public cloud failed miserably. But a strategy often overlooked by vendors as preeningly self-obsessed as Birds of Paradise...

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Dell 3.0: “Been There, Done That!”
Nov05

Dell 3.0: “Been There, Done That!”

AUSTIN: Dell World 2014 kicked off yesterday and today made a number of product announcements under what it calls the four customer imperatives: connect, inform, transform and protect. They involved a variety of opportunities, highlighting the private company’s versatility and big-time ambitions. In addition to a new converged infrastructure solution, the Dell PowerEdge FX architecture, the company announcements included:...

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Dell Targets Entry-Level Flash, Convergence, NFV Markets

AUSTIN: The opening product salvos at Dell World 2014 addressed some of the hottest – if still with the new-car-smell on them – technology trends, including flash storage, converged infrastructure and software-defined networking/Network Functions Virtualization (SDN/NFV). They were part of the product and services blitz bundled under what Michael Dell called the four customer imperatives: connect, inform, transform and protect. Among...

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News: Nutanix Climbs into Bed with Dell

On June 24, 2014, Nutanix released a statement that Dell has entered into an agreement to OEM Nutanix’s product and sell it globally. This is a big deal for Nutanix, as it has expanded its reach exponentially and now potentially could be front and center on Dell deals. I can understand Nutanix’s marketing team’s going into overdrive on this; however, it is telling that Dell lacks a corresponding statement on the deal. A look at Dell’s...

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XPocalypse Now! Microsoft Pulls The Plug On XP Life Support
Apr11

XPocalypse Now! Microsoft Pulls The Plug On XP Life Support

‘After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014.’ With that Microsoft statement, the popular operating system that refused to die when its successor Vista stumbled onto the scene and left an unmitigated disaster, is now “pining for the fjords”. There will be no more security updates or technical support.   ‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to...

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