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Graduate Program Participant Learns How a Company Becomes the Best

June 1, 2018

Challenging. That’s how I’d summarize my first year after the Dell EMEA Graduate Program. I’d add to this first word these two as well though: innovation and diversity. I remember like it was yesterday what my dreams were on the last training that took place in Frankfurt: achieve my goals, learn something new every single day and create projects from scratch. During this year, I’ve learned awesome things as an account manager, like how to manage with different people in…

Women Funding Women 2018 Wraps – See You at DWEN in Toronto

May 31, 2018

Globally, it is estimated that there are more than 274 million women entrepreneurs! Yet despite this massive influence and spending power of women entrepreneurs, Dell’s Women Entrepreneur #WECities research and the US Senate report on What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive found that women entrepreneurs around the world receive disproportionate access to the resources needed to thrive, including capital, mentorship and technology. As a global leader Dell is committed to helping women-owned businesses scale with the help of technology and…

High School Seniors Detour in Virtual Reality Before Graduation

High school students make an impression during virtual reality internship Graduation season is in full swing and soon the class of 2018 will be venturing into the real world. But a select group of high school seniors recently took a detour into the world of virtual reality as part of a unique internship program with Dell’s product engineering team, and I had the honor of joining them for part of the journey. My interest in this program is twofold. First,…

The Benefits of Blockchain

May 30, 2018

A New Foundation for Cultivating Customer Trust Imagine if you could rent a house, buy a car, be admitted to a hospital, get a driver’s license, apply to college or seek employment – all with just a few clicks of your smart phone. Just think if you could track the progress of a product you were interested in along every step of its life cycle, ensuring that the companies you transact with adhere to best practices within the workplace, promote…

How Supporting Diverse Suppliers Supports Local Economies and More

May 29, 2018

For entrepreneurs, having a great product or service is only the first step toward success. The next steps include finding capital, connections, contracts and customers. For many woman-owned and minority-owned firms, gaining access to these vital resources can be a challenge. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, minority-owned firms are nearly three times more likely to be denied a loan than non-minority firms. And minority firms secure a lower number and dollar amount of contracts in proportion to the…

Investing in Women Is the Smartest Economic Venture of Today

May 24, 2018

The following is a guest post from Sadaffe Abid, the founder of CIRCLE, a social enterprise focused on women’s economic empowerment and advancement. She is also the first member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) from Pakistan. Through DWEN, Dell is connecting female entrepreneurs across the globe with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, giving them the power to do more. At the 2017 DWEN Summit in San Francisco, Sadaffe hosted an UnConference session exploring ways to help women in Pakistan and…

Come Take a Look via Dell’s Supply Chain Virtual Reality Customer Tours

May 22, 2018

Championing Transparency – Leadership That Everyone Can See Transparency is an increasing and transformational trend, with vehicles such as social media and virtual reality now providing unprecedented abilities and responsibilities in sharing thoughts and experiences with others. Businesses face the same trends – and challenges – in demonstrating transparency with a growing number of stakeholders. Customers increasingly want to know more about their products, and we’ve seen this first hand at Dell: the number and range of the customer requests…

Clipper Race Update: Crossing the Pacific

May 21, 2018

This is the eighth in a series of blogs by Dell Ambassadors competing in the Clipper Race, a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world in 70-foot racing yachts. If you haven’t read the previous blog entries from Samantha Harper and Marek Omilian detailing their adventures thus far, you may want to go read those first. They’re all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event, read our initial blog here….

VR Experience with Lions Built on Creativity, Trust and Technology

May 16, 2018

This post was originally published on the new Swedish version of our sibling blog Direct2DellEMC, and while I can’t read Swedish, the images immediately caught my eye. So, I asked the team if we could have an English translation I could share with our readers here. It is about the latest work of photographer Martin Edström who we previously featured for his work on an immersive 360 view of the world’s largest cave. Like his fellow National Geographic explorers Mike…

3 Pieces of Advice for Girls Starting Their Careers

May 15, 2018

Today’s the day… Today’s the day when you make the choice, the choice to become what you wish, be the person you dreamt of – confident, successful and happy. From the minute we start secondary school the race to comply with society norms commences. The pressure to achieve top results in school places unnecessary pressure on students to make rushed decisions that have long-term effects on life choices. What is this all about? From speaking to students at second level…