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August 6, 2020

Michael’s Letter to Team Members One of the best parts of my job is meeting our customers and partners where they live and work, and seeing firsthand all the amazing things they are doing with our technology. But like everyone, I’ve been grounded for nearly five months — riding out the pandemic and waiting for everything to get back to normal. But what we’re all coming to realize is that whatever or whenever normal happens, it isn’t going to be…

Sweet on Dell Technologies: What We Do Matters

If there’s a bright side to our current global situation, it’s that it has reminded us of our humanity. Since March, I’ve met countless customers’ children and pets thanks to Zoom. I’ve sat across dining tables and on front porches with shareholders and analysts (virtually, of course). My grandkids’ rendition of If You’re Happy and You Know It has been the soundtrack to more than one team call. In some ways, our social distance has made us more connected and…

Empowering a Connected Workplace

July 30, 2020

Yesterday, Dell Technologies SVP of Corporate Real Estate and Global Facilities, Mark Pringle, was invited to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works to discuss flexible workspace strategies and the ways the federal government might integrate these strategies. Joining him in testimony were Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics, and Dr. Michael Benjamin, Chief of Air Quality Planning and Science division of the California Air Resources Board. Chairman John Barrasso and Ranking Member Thomas Carper…

The Role Our Global Supply Chain Plays in Dell’s 2030 Vision

July 27, 2020

Almost one year ago, Dell Technologies introduced the 2030 Progress Made Real goals – reflecting our core purpose as a company to drive human progress and create a positive and lasting impact on humankind and the planet. Progress Made Real has four core goals: advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives with technology, and upholding ethics and privacy. It was a different world a year ago, but changing times do not change our focus. In fact, today’s challenges have only reinforced…

Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Goes Virtual

July 23, 2020

A year ago, the DWEN team began to reimagine a new vision for our global community. One that supported us in better serving our membership but also made it possible to meaningfully add value for the female entrepreneurs we serve. Nowhere in our planning could we have predicted the turns 2020 would take nor how this year would provide such immediate opportunity to better serve our membership.  And what a transformative twelve months it has been – for DWEN and…

Tech Fast-Tracks Critical Tools In COVID-19 Fight

July 22, 2020

Manufacturers of medical equipment knew that as COVID-19 spread, they’d have to increase production at unprecedented rates. Still, it was impossible to anticipate the scale of the need, which would force some companies to find new ways to manufacture equipment. It required others to fast-track the development of critical products focused on test automation and vaccine development. No matter the path, manufacturers would lean heavily on technology to get more equipment out the door and meet rapidly increasing demand. “From…

Dell Technologies’ PolicyHacks: The Vision

In 2015, Dell Technologies hosted its first PolicyHack in Austin, Texas to provide a platform for an interactive, competitive, hackathon that tasked participants to design solutions for pressing public policy challenges. Held alongside that year’s SXSW conference, we used the platform to connect local technology and entrepreneurship communities with policymakers, where participants pitched their solutions for building a stronger and more inclusive framework of tech policies to a panel of judges comprising of policymakers, think tanks, industry champions, and others….

Working Toward a Better Tomorrow, Today

July 21, 2020

Ed. Note: This blog was co-authored by Christine Fraser, Chief Responsibility Officer, Brian Reaves, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Mike McLaughlin, SVP Employment Law and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer   Last year, we shared our vision to drive positive societal change as we look to 2030 — our Progress Made Real Plan. We set 22 bold goals, including our most ambitious moonshot goals, designed to be the driving force for measurable progress. These are our commitments to each…

Turning Listening into Action

The weeks leading up to the publishing of our 2020 D&I Report have been incredibly difficult. Here in the U.S. and across the globe, we have grieved the murders of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor and others. We have reflected on the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on minorities and watched as people of all colors and creeds engage in justified civil unrest against longstanding racial injustice around the world. Here at Dell Technologies, Michael Dell asked us all to…

What Gets Measured Gets Done

Our Commitment to Driving Social Change All stakeholders should benefit from a company’s business practices. We’ve always known this to be true. And with widespread socioeconomic disparity, racial injustice and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable, it has never been more important for companies to have this commitment at the center of their business. In 2019, we introduced Progress Made Real, our social impact plan for 2030. We set bold, aggressive goals to advance sustainability, cultivate inclusion,…

How Tech is Bolstering Life-Saving COVID-19 Efforts

July 14, 2020

Lives are on the line every minute of every day for doctors, nurses and dedicated professionals throughout the health care industry. A global pandemic like COVID-19 heightens this urgency by changing priorities, exposing vulnerabilities and disrupting efforts to save lives. But with technology on their side, medical organizations and professionals around the world are able to make steady progress in combatting the virus while providing immediate and attentive care for those who are impacted by the disease. “Dell Technologies has…

Power Your Next Creation With the New XPS Desktop and Dell S-Series Monitors

July 9, 2020

Over the last few months, most of us have been getting reacquainted with our PCs at home. We know that having the right PC, complemented by the perfect monitor and accessories, can empower you to accomplish anything you throw at it: the power to create, work, play and communicate without limits. After unveiling our newest XPS notebooks in May, it’s no surprise that we’re bringing that same power and style to our new XPS Desktop – adding to our award-winning…

Customer Perspective: Workforce Transformation and Agility in 2020

July 8, 2020

Ed. Note: This blog was guest authored by Scott Potoczak, Director of IT Customer Support, Baker Botts No one can predict the future, but as a global law firm, Baker Botts understands the importance of planning for all possibilities. Shortly after the first COVID-19 cases surfaced in the United States, we quickly realized that providing staff with disinfecting wipes wasn’t enough to keep them safe. In-person appointments and conferences rapidly switched to virtual meetings. And within 10 days of our…

Future of Work: Accelerating Innovation with Monitors to Drive Business Outcomes

July 7, 2020

We worked with IDC annually to identify key trends that are expected to accelerate monitor innovation and contribute to a more efficient organization. Here are the five key outcomes from our Future of Work 2020 study which will continue to develop over the next few years and impact an organization’s monitor selection criteria.  Collaboration As the line between personal and professional life converge, organizations are placing an increasing importance on remote work and creating a more flexible and collaborative workplace….

With Classrooms Closed, Technology Opens New Possibilities

June 30, 2020

As COVID-19 swept across the world, the routines of students, teachers, administrators and families were upended. Schools were forced to close for all levels of education, and even today, it’s unclear whether students will return in the fall to school as they knew it. As families contended with disruption, school systems around the world found themselves relying on technology to maintain a sense of continuity. Still, school administrators weren’t just shopping for new computers. They were trying to ensure all…

Beginning With the End in Mind

June 25, 2020

I’m fascinated by the ability of design to solve problems. At its core, the circular economy is a revolution in both intention and design. It’s s an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative and it aims to ‘design out’ waste. Waste simply does not exist—products are engineered and optimized for an extended initial lifespan before entering the cycle of disassembly and reuse. I was fortunate to get to talk about just this at a recent virtual panel put on…

The Conversations Changing our Company

Last week, we celebrated Juneteenth – the emancipation of slavery here in the U.S. I personally reflected on how it took more than two years for the news of freedom to spread throughout the country, following the Emancipation Proclamation. Many former slaves had already been freed by June 19, 1865, but on that day, the last remaining slaves in Texas finally achieved their freedom. And so the journey to equality began. The past few weeks have been overwhelming and have…

Research Institutes Lean on Tech in Race for Knowledge and Treatment

June 17, 2020

Researchers around the world are sharply increasing computing power for DNA sequencing, cell research and other projects aimed at understanding and defeating COVID-19. Researchers leading the effort to decode COVID-19 say technology is key to beating the virus and saving lives. “The more quickly we can sequence patient DNA, the more effectively we can use that data to track and respond to the pandemic,” said Dr. Tom Connor, a Reader at Cardiff University in Wales. “Having information available in time…

Setting Up the Perfect Home Office to Maximize Comfort and Productivity

June 16, 2020

While I get ready to start my work day from my home office on this Tuesday morning, I can’t help but think about how remote work is the new reality for many people, maybe even longer term. In fact, according to 451 Research, up to 40 percent of organizations will shift to a more robust work from home environment permanently. While I’ve taken advantage of Dell’s flexibility to occasionally work from home in the past, I can say now –…

Sweet On Dell Technologies: Investing in the Vision

June 15, 2020

So much has changed in the world and in our industry since Dell Technologies returned to the public market. Globally, we’ve seen new trade tensions, political machinations, a pandemic and an outcry for racial justice and socio-economic change. And in our industry, we’ve seen the continued explosion of data accompanied by the rise of multi-cloud, 5G and AI. It’s made for an interesting time to be in the market, whether as an investor or a public company. Now more than…

Standing up for Pride

June 10, 2020

Every year in June, since the 1969 Stonewall riots, we celebrate Pride. We come together to celebrate how far the LGBTQ+ community has come in advancing fundamental human rights, including marriage equality, anti-discrimination and recognition of transgender identity. Pride is also about acknowledging that while we’ve come far these past 50 years, more work is needed to teach tolerance and continue to push for equality. There is no question we are recognizing this year’s Pride Month during really difficult times….

Educate Yourself, Listen, and Stand Up

Since Michael shared his thoughts with the company last week (you can read his full letter below), there have been many powerful conversations across our teams in response to the murder of George Floyd – and the many acts of violence before and since perpetrated against Black men and women. On Thursday of last week, more than 20,000 Dell Technologies team members from around the world gathered on a call hosted by Reshenda Daniels (you can read her note below)…

The Right Shape for Sustainability

June 5, 2020

How a Circular Economy Aligns Business Value with Environmental Preservation For as long as people have been making things, the predominant model has been one of “take-make-waste.” Creators take resources from the environment, make goods with them, and once an object reaches end of life, its material is disposed of as waste. Whether that waste ends up in the landfill, incinerator or the environment, this linear economic model leads straight to an economic dead end — and eventually, a depleted…

Maximize Remote Work: Choosing the Right Monitor for Your Home Office

May 27, 2020

Many companies have quickly pivoted to remote work arrangements for their employees, with some industries working from home for the first time ever. But with the rush to enable remote workforces, many employees end up working 8-12 hours a day off their laptop screens. This is not ideal, especially when working on spreadsheets and switching between different applications for prolonged hours. Monitors are an essential tool for an effective work from home environment—they can improve your employee’s work experience, boost…

Technology and Sustainability Innovation Go Hand-in-Hand in Our Latest PC Designs

May 19, 2020

The devices people work on have become even more important with the rapid adoption of work from home by companies around the world. While we’ve been focused on offering the most premium, versatile and secure portfolio of PCs to help professionals work from anywhere, we’re driven by the possibilities to do more. Today we announced new devices across our Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex commercial PC portfolios that push the boundaries of first-to-market innovation. From 5G and AI-based productivity features to…

The New Normal: Perspectives on What’s to Come and How We’ll Adapt

May 14, 2020

The days and weeks navigating our “new normal” during the global pandemic have been a whirlwind. I am personally hitting my stride with new routines. I’m eating lunch and dinner with my family every day – I can’t remember the last time we did that. I get to have my dogs around 24×7. We face “life-work” balance where the two are now more intertwined than ever…and I know for some, the realities of the virus are hitting too close to…

New XPS 15 and 17 Are Here

May 13, 2020

Welcome the new XPS 15 and 17 with a virtually borderless, 4-sided InfinityEdge display. (Check out 360° view of XPS 15 and XPS 17) Often imitated. Never duplicated. Highly anticipated. The new XPS 15 and XPS 17 are here! We’ve redesigned the XPS 15 and introduced an all-new XPS 17 with larger screen sizes so you can see and do more. While these new additions to the XPS family offer beautiful new designs and the latest technology innovations, there’s much…

Bring Your Digital Life Over to Your Dell PC with Dell Migrate

I vividly remember when I found my wife scrolling through photos on an old desktop computer that hasn’t been used in over seven years. We had it tucked away in a spare bedroom. I watched her react to the photos and videos of our grown sons as little boys: birthdays, school, sports, vacations and all the ordinary moments in between (made even more extraordinary with the passing of time). It hit me that we were here together, having a classic…

Here’s to the Educators

May 8, 2020

Over the course of the past few months, the teachers that helped our kindergartners read their first books and readied our high schoolers to step out on their own as adults have seen unprecedented challenges. Educators’ roles dramatically adjusted as schools around the world shifted to remote learning. Many had to completely surrender expectations for the end of their school year, and most didn’t have the opportunity to give their students a proper send-off. Every day is teacher appreciation day,…

Giving Tuesday: Celebrating our Culture of Giving

May 5, 2020

The global pandemic has changed life for everyone, from how we work, to how we live and communicate with one another. But for the heroes on the frontlines supporting the needs of those most impacted, life has especially changed.  Now more than ever, our collective support is needed.  This is why this #GivingTuesdayNow, we are focused on meeting the needs resulting from COVID-19. As a company, we have prioritized our COVID-19 efforts where we can make the greatest positive impact…