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August 15, 2018

By Michael Young Entrepreneurs are the world’s job creators.  By 2025, the world will need 600 million new jobs to employ the entire eligible workforce.  Women entrepreneurs are critical to growing the global economy.  It’s estimated that there are 274 million women entrepreneurs worldwide.  But studies show that while women are starting businesses twice as fast as men, they have disproportionately higher rate of failure. Empowering women entrepreneurs is a priority for Dell and we continue to invest in research…

New Tools Help Cities Support Female Entrepreneurs

According to the World Bank, women typically reinvest 90 percent of their income back into their families and communities. So, it would seem in the best interest of cities to support female entrepreneurs. Yet, World Bank’s research also shows that only 30 percent of formal small and medium enterprises around the world are owned and run by women. To help governments and policymakers enable more women entrepreneurs, Dell has launched new diagnostic tools built on the findings of our 2017…

What is the Best Dell Monitor for Photo Editing?

August 14, 2018

There’s nothing worse than editing photos on one display and then seeing them on a different screen and the colors are “wonky” a photographer friend recently told me. You want a monitor that not only provides precise, accurate colors right out of the box with broad coverage of industry color standards, but also offers crisp images and consistent color viewing at any angle. To find that, I looked both inside Dell and outside to professional photographers and reviewers. Dell Pros…

Reflections from the Clipper Race Finish Line

August 13, 2018

This is the eleventh (and Samantha’s final) blog entry in a series 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 start from the beginning. Those entries are all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event,…

Why be a STEMAspire Mentor?

August 10, 2018

It was a real no brainer when the announcement of the STEMAspire program came out that I was keen to get involved. Supporting women in IT and youth learning is what I am passionate about. It makes up my core values and morals as a woman in the IT industry. Over the past 18 years I have seen a real shift in the attitude and acceptance of women in the IT industry. Although we still have a long way to…

Championing Pride Across Borders Year Round

August 7, 2018

This guest post is written by Jacob Palalay, Senior Director of Corporate Relations for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). In the U.S. alone, the LGBTQ+ community wields a massive $900B in spending power, and an estimated 1.4M LGBTQ+ -owned businesses generate more than $1.7 trillion for the economy. Despite this immense power, the LGBTQ+ community, much like other minority communities, continues to battle for full equality, both professionally and personally. Organizations like ours, the National LGBT Chamber of…

Empowering Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

July 31, 2018

Being part of this year’s  Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit was truly amazing.  I found myself in a room with more than 100 women entrepreneurs, from 16 countries, representing 25 industries with a combined revenue of over $4 billion – all discussing issues and opportunities women entrepreneurs … READ MORE

Earth Overshoot Day

Every two weeks I get a paycheck (thanks, Michael!). Money comes in, and money goes out. Some goes to savings/retirement, and the rest is what I live off of today. Sometimes I need to use credit to pay for a big purchase, and then I wind up paying … READ MORE

STEMAspire Mentee

July 27, 2018

The STEMAspire program is a life changing experience for me. It has opened a lot of opportunities in which I can progress and discover more about myself and my career. I feel fortunate to be in an IT course which has provided me with the opportunity to be a part of this program. This program is a huge step for me to discover more about a work place because Pam (my mentor) and I, we both usually prefer meeting up…

Gig, Click, Crowd: What Will Work Look Like in the Future?

July 26, 2018

Doris Albiez, Senior Vice President & General Manager Dell EMC Germany Working independently is hardly a new development. There have always been professions in which workers don’t have a specific employment contract, and usually don’t take on employees for the most part, if at all. Architects, graphic designers, musicians, and freelance journalists are quite often self-employed. Freelancers with specialist knowledge in areas such as software development or SAP configuration have always been part of the IT sector. These workers really…

The True Fuel for AI

In five billion years, when the sun becomes a red giant, that’s  it. It will expand to a massive size, swallowing the Earth and bursting it into thousands of pieces. In the British television show Dr. Who, The Doctor and his companion, Rose, witnessed this tragic spectacle up close, having traveled to the year 5,000,000,000 (here from 3:00 min, or here). Shortly afterwards, our home star dies due to the lack of nuclear fusion taking place in its core. Until…

Clipper Race Update: Northwest Passage

July 24, 2018

This is the tenth 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 start from the beginning. Those entries are all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event, read our initial…

The Experience of a GSAP Graduate

July 23, 2018

GSAP? What’s that? GSAP stands for Global Services Associate Program. So let’s break that down. As a GSAP you will be a Technical Support Engineer (TSE) for one of Dell EMC’s products from their suite of industry-leading business solutions for large multinational company’s worldwide ranging from government agency central banks to Disney Pixar Nickelodeon to Sony. The 24 The first day of GSAP begins with 23 other graduates to commence your eight-week bootcamp. The bootcamp is loads of fun and…

Where Passion Meets Purpose

July 20, 2018

Building a Legacy at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit This week, we hosted our 9th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN) in Toronto, Canada, bringing together more than 100 women entrepreneurs from 16 countries and 25 industries, the investment community and the next generation of innovators and trailblazers through our Girls Track! Despite the incredible diversity of region and industry represented, one theme remained consistent: these women’s businesses are changing the world. Their companies are pioneering cancer…

Clipper Race Update: Through the Panama Canal and on to New York

July 19, 2018

This is the ninth 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 start from the beginning. Those entries are all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event, read our initial…

Boston – Dell Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Forum

July 18, 2018

In 2018, Dell commissioned blueprints for 10 cities, including Boston, to arm leaders and policymakers with the data and insights they need to improve conditions for high-potential women entrepreneurs. Boston ranked 4th on the 2017 Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index and the 2018 recommendations were unveiled at this event. Understanding that women entrepreneurs still struggle to access capital, networks and resources needed to scale, this interactive two-part forum brought together policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and advocates to discuss…

Connecting the Orphans of Jhamtse Gatsal to the World

July 17, 2018

“Seeing right there in the moment we changed their lives.” I can only hope that my words above capture the trip of a lifetime. My team and I set out on a journey with Mike Libecki of National Geographic. Mike is a long-time partner of Dell. He has used Dell’s Latitude Rugged Laptops and Precision Workstations on his journeys to remote areas of the world. Mike’s passion for exploring the unknown has carried down to his daughter Lillianna. With this passion,…

Dell Recognized as “2018 DEI Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

July 16, 2018

According to the World Bank Group, 15 percent of the world’s population – one billion people – have a disability and between 110 million and 190 million people experience significant disabilities.  In the last U.S. census in 2010, over 56 million people were counted as having a disability yet the employment ratios for people without a disability (65 percent) are more than three times more than those with a disability (18 percent).* The World Bank Group goes on to note…

Seven Life Lessons Learned as Dell Interns

July 9, 2018

The following is a guest post from Amulya V. Dhupad and Ashwini Madivalara. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit Every year Dell opens its doors to interns around the world. In 2017, they had just shy of 2,000 interns join their offices and our 2018 class of interns is still growing. As interns, we come to Dell EMC from campus eager to learn and willing to grow in our field of choice….

But Who Will Do the Work Then?

July 5, 2018

Artificial intelligence is transforming knowledge work “Machines that can change society, and have been much dreamed of, are now here in the shape of networked computers and robots, fed by data whose figures far exceed the human imagination, and increasingly autonomous artificial intelligence.” — Richard David Precht, in ‘Jäger, Hirten, Kritiker: Eine Utopie für die digitale Gesellschaft’ [Hunter, Shepherd, Critic: A Utopia for the Digital Society] Artificial intelligence (AI) has little to do with human intelligence, even if it may seem…