I must applaud Dell's decision some decade ago to reinvent themselves, to become more than just a hardware company. I think if you think of Dell today, you don't necessarily think of hardware, there are many more aspects to Dell's offerings.
The company is a great example of a company adapting to change and striving to stay in the fore front of tech innovation.
@SusanF: thanks, it was a great experience and wonderful opportunity to speak with Michael Dell. In addition to his solid advice for CIOs, we gained great insights throughout the event that we'll be sharing on the e2 site in the days and weeks ahead. Look out for more videos as well as blogs like this one on supercomputing that went live today
Please join us for the "IT Convergence Strategies: Why, When and How " to learn more about:
• 5 truths about infrastructure convergence today that go beyond the hype
• How to exploit the 4 phases of convergence maximum efficiency and agility
• Key milestones to plan for on the convergence journey
• Why integrated management is a critical component of convergence plans
• The importance of an open, modular approach, such as Dell’s active infrastructure, to building a converged data center
6/27/2013 - During this event you will:
Understand the features and benefits of Windows 8, including secure connections and EMR compliance
See Dell’s latest generation of touch-enabled products and mobility solutions
Learn about migration strategies, services & tools to get you to modern Windows as efficiently as possible
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Now that TGen has broken new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions, the company discusses what will come next for it and for personalized medicine.
The Translational Genomics Research Institute wanted to save lives, but its efforts were hobbled by immense computing challenges related to collecting, processing, sharing, and storing enormous amounts of data.
The Prism system is said to automate information requests between the NSA and nine Internet companies. It may also include the rise of new competitors outside of the US, relocation of datacenters outside of the US, and a weakened US stance in trade negotiations.
Recent surveys show that CIOs now report through CFOs more often than directly to the CEO. This is because we've let tech slide into being a cost center rather than an innovation center, and we need to reverse this trend, or take accounting courses.
Metro is a problem for Microsoft on Windows 8, but not because it's not usable or that people don't want to use it. It's because the majority of Windows 8 users are really PC users of the old school who want something Metro was never ideal to deliver.
VMware has a new solution to the MDM problem, two virtual phones inside a real phone, at least for Android phones. Currently limited to two models, the idea could expand and provide a way of letting companies harmonize their need to manage corporate use of phones while preserving BYOD.
There's a lot of hype about virtualization of networks, NaaS, and SDN, but there's a couple of proven applications that enterprises could adopt right now and potentially save money and improve operations.
Skype/Outlook UC integration means we're going to have competition and fragmentation of UC client architectures, but is that bad? Modern devices can support IM, email, voice, and video clients, so maybe it's the back end of UC we need to be worried about.