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Creating Space for a Changing Workforce, Part 2

December 14, 2018

Dell redesigns the work space to bring people together and create a culture of conversation. Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Flip or Flop, Grand Designs…the hottest trend in television these days is makeover shows. There’s something incredibly watchable about seeing an outdated structure rebuilt to fit modern lifestyles and tastes. At Dell Technologies, we’re doing our own kind of makeover; we’re transforming our workplace for thousands of employees. In a previous blog, we discussed how we’re in the process of turning…

Dell Voluntary Replacement Program for Power Bank Hybrid Adapters

December 13, 2018

Dell is conducting a voluntary replacement program for certain power bank hybrid adapters, in coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and additional regulatory agencies worldwide. Customers who are impacted are being proactively contacted via phone or email, based on currently available contact information. For those with additional questions, please contact Dell Technical Support online at www.dellproduct.com   Health Canada:  https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/68588r-eng.php

Dell Technologies Fostering Black Networking Communities in EMEA

December 12, 2018

Dell Technologies team members are an incredible force that shape our innovative and inclusive culture focused on delivering best in class experience for our communities and customers. Our team members span 180 countries, each bringing their individual, diverse talents to the team. Dell’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) connect these team members based on shared common backgrounds or interests. They provide personal and professional development through mentoring, volunteerism and community involvement. Currently there are 13 ERG’s across Dell Technologies with over…

Leaning-In in Your 20’s

December 10, 2018

Dell is a catalyst for positive change Dell is committed to expanding the presence and roles of female leaders driving global economic growth. We believe diversity is the driving force of our business, and we place great importance on empowering women to be current and future leaders. Diana Yang (Director of Enterprise Infrastructure for APJ & GC) took the stage at How to Lean-In in Your 20s, a female leadership workshop co-hosted by Dell Technologies and Lean-In College, and painted…

Working and Living Without Limits.

December 3, 2018

Our paths in life are riddled with times of joy and sadness, challenges and triumphs. Your character determines how you chose to navigate your life’s path and its twists and turns. My colleague, Kris Biagiotti-Bridges, has been dealt a path that many would deem challenging and at times insurmountable. But, Kris, she just smiles and says in her wicked Boston accent, “I don’t know anything else.” Kris was raised on a farm, learning at a young age the definition of…

Hack to Hire: The Ultimate Job Interview

Dell Technologies has embraced “Industry 4.0” by leading the way in digital transformation through modernization, user centric design and pivotal methodologies. However a process alone cannot drive a transformation, the change needs to be embedded culturally where technology is in the heart of every process, program, action, including hiring. Enter, “Hack-to-Hire” a 2 day mass hackathon based hiring event where students are holistically assessed for their technical prowess, business judgment, disposition and design thinking. The preparation for “Hack-to-Hire” begins a…

Putting Technology to Work to Help Your Small Business Grow

November 29, 2018

Many small businesses want to grow! But growing your small business isn’t easy—and the methods that worked in the past may no longer work in a world where disruption is the new normal. Today, almost any business can be “Amazoned”—and you can’t afford to get stuck on what used to work. As a small business owner, you have to understand the key trends that are impacting businesses of all sizes—and adapt your business to stay ahead of the curve. No…

Great Minds Require Great Machines

November 26, 2018

Manufacturing & AEC (Architecture, engineering, and construction) have always been extremely innovative sectors – from the development of new, sustainable building materials and tracking sensors in concrete to the design of smart infrastructures to serve communities of the future. Business leaders and engineers in this sector are constantly pushing boundaries and looking to make improvements to their work flows. That hunger for innovation was apparent at Autodesk University 2018 earlier this month. With around 11,000 professionals in attendance and hundreds of…

Our Small but Mighty Contest Winners Prove Mighty Comes in All Sizes

For the second year in a row, Dell hosted the Small but Mighty contest in partnership with Inc. and Fast Company to honor small businesses around Small Business Saturday. Started out of Michael Dell’s dorm room, Dell has never forgotten its small business roots and is committed to aiding the success of the small business sector. Therefore, we asked small businesses to tell us what makes their business mighty — how they turned challenges into opportunities and the role technology…

Top Holiday Dell Deals for Gen Z

November 21, 2018

As a member of Generation Z, I know that having access to the newest and most cutting-edge technology on the market is going to put me ahead.  I’m certainly part of the 80% of my demographic who want to work with the best tech products on the market. This Friday, millions of Gen Z’s will head to the Web to find the tech products that are going to help put us ahead – and to take advantage of the fantastic…

It’s America Recycles Day: Let’s Engineer Out Waste

November 15, 2018

I’ve always been drawn to examining how design affects us; the reason you like your favorite mug, the smartphone that easily guides how you swipe and click, why you like the layout of your go-to grocery store. I’m an engineer in the Experience Design Group at Dell. My team designs products and services with a focus on the quality of the user experience. Sometimes design is done well, but frequently it’s not, and that can have significant implications for sustainability. I’m…

Dell Launches New Laptop Built just for Small Businesses

November 13, 2018

Dell recognizes that small businesses have unique needs when it comes to their technology. With businesses recognizing that technology is no longer just PART of their strategy but central to their business model, those businesses have begun to identify exactly which PC features will lend to their most success while being mindful of a price point that is feasible for their budgets. Dell’s Vostro line includes laptops and desktop computers that are built with entry-level business features. The line allows…

Small Businesses Can Win Big

November 9, 2018

It’s that time of year again. We’re approaching Small Business Saturday and the famed dedicated day per year where consumers double down on supporting local businesses. At Dell, we’re constantly committed to supporting this message – making small businesses a priority and showcasing them as the backbone of our economy. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’re launching the Small but Mighty contest, a fun and powerful way to highlight the small businesses that bring character, culture…

Alienware’s AREA-51 Now with 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper

November 8, 2018

Alienware is excited to announce the new Alienware Area-51 with the 2nd Generation Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. Designed for PC gaming, game streaming, megatasking and content creation, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Edition of Alienware’s award-winning flagship desktop goes on sale November 8, starting at $2,199.99 USD1, direct from Alienware.com. The 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper comes in two powerful options: 16-core (2950X) and 12-core (2920X). In addition, the current Area-51 AMD portfolio will be upgraded to include the 8-core (1900X). For…

Changes in Latitude

 This week, professionals have a beautiful new aluminum design option for select configurations of our 13 and 14-inch 7000 series Latitude notebooks. The look is sharp, and looks matter, but there is a deeper tale about the changes in Latitude in the last year or so. And there’s an even bigger change on the way… but I’m getting ahead of myself. If you spend any time with Dell, you’ll quickly pick up on the culture. Success is celebrated, but our…

Empowering Teachers Through Technology

October 29, 2018

When people think about industries where technology is a make it or break it factor, they often naturally consider fields like space exploration and computer science. Education should be top of mind as technology directly impacts how students learn, and eventually move through the world, in fact 93 percent of teachers are using digital tools to help guide instruction.[i] As technology changes, impacts are felt by those in the education sector. Newer, more powerful digital technology changes how everyone from…

Improving the Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurs Through Public Policy

October 26, 2018

Under representation of women in business today is a missed opportunity – not just from a moral standpoint but also from an economic one. Statistics show us that women represent the largest market opportunity, controlling $20 trillion in annual spending. Twelve trillion could be added to the global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality and it is a known fact that when women earn an income they reinvest 90 percent of that income back into their families and communities….

Working Together for Water and a Cleaner Lake Taihu

October 25, 2018

Imagine if a toxic microcystis algae bloom left 2.3 million people (about the population of Paris, France) without drinking water for a week. After years of poor sewage systems, fertilizer runoff and wastewater from industrial processes, this is exactly what happened at China’s Lake Taihu in 2007, near some of our suppliers. Incidents like this have far-reaching consequences, especially when you consider that only 0.5 percent of world’s freshwater reserves are accessible (according to WBCSD) and more than half of…

Showcasing Technology Innovations for Entrepreneurs at Fast Company Innovation Festival

October 24, 2018

This week, thousands of entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and storytellers will head to New York City for Fast Company’s Innovation Festival. Having only been around for four years, the festival is already being nicknamed the “SXSW of the east coast” – so you can imagine the excitement this week will bring. Over the course of the week, attendees will immerse themselves in everything tech and Dell will be front and center. Entrepreneurs and small business owners have unique business needs and…

Trained Tough

October 23, 2018

Introducing Dell’s New Latitude Rugged Extreme 7424 and Rugged 5424 and 5420 Laptops The world’s toughest jobs require some of the toughest training, and that very same discipline has yielded the next generation of Dell’s Rugged notebooks. Each system is tested over and over again to surpass standards and set the “toughness” bar higher. From factories to first responders, warehouse work to off-shore oil rigs, our customers need dependability, connectivity and 24/7 performance. And Dell is the only tier-1 vendor…

Power Trip 2018 Unites Influential Women, Industry Disruption and Equal Pay Discussed

October 22, 2018

This year’s speakers included Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Garner, Sharon Stone and top tech executives. For a third year, Marie Claire magazine has pulled off an impressive and inspirational ‘Power Trip’.  Powered by Dell and Intel, the exclusive, invitation-only event took off from Newark airport on Monday morning, shuttling 100 influential women across the country to meet 100 of their west coast counterparts in San Francisco. This was no regular flight, as everyone on the airplane – including pilots and luggage…

New Dell UltraSharp Monitors Built to Foster Better Workdays, More Loyal Workers

October 19, 2018

Anyone who’s worked in an office knows the role an individual’s workspace can play in the course of their day. Just as a squeaky chair or sticky keyboard can make every day a subtle nightmare, a clean, optimized workspace puts people in the headspace to achieve stress-free productivity and deliver better customer experiences. And it’s hard to think of a workspace fixture that has a bigger effect on productivity than the monitor. Forrester 1 has found that visually appealing, productivity-enabling monitors…

Island Adventure: How One Teacher Found Connection With the Planet & Her Classroom

October 18, 2018

“We looked for harmful algal blooms – and we learned about how this is happening because of people and climate change. Fish eat these algae. Sea lions eat the fish. Scientists are seeing how harmful algae is affecting neurochemicals of the sea lions’ brains – and that was a memorable lesson for me,” says Clara Herrera, a fifth-grade teacher at Clayton Elementary School in Austin, Texas. Herrera is excited and descriptive when she talks about her recent five-day research expedition…

The Core of our Culture Code

October 11, 2018

By Cris Turner It’s no secret: people are the most important asset of virtually every company. In fact, a study by Korn Ferry found that human capital is four times more valuable to the US economy than physical assets. As a result, anything companies can do to improve employee conditions and performance, will benefit the company largely. Dell has always understood this reality. Thirty years ago, Michael Dell founded his namesake in his UT dorm room with the explicit purpose…

‘Power Trip’ to Bring 200 Boss Women Together, Building Leadership and Community

While women make up a majority of the U.S. population, they only account for 39% of business owners. That percentage has been climbing, and Dell is dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs find success in today’s business world. As a technology leader, we also want to listen to and learn the challenges they face. That’s why we’re supporting the third annual Power Trip, hosted by Marie Claire magazine and powered by Dell and Intel on October 15th and 16th – a…

It’s International Day of the Girl: Let’s Celebrate Progress (and Make Some More)

When I think about International Day of the Girl, I remember how my college basketball coach asked me to speak in front of a group of Fortune 500 executives. I had never spoken to top execs before, let alone a room full of them! I had my self-doubts, but ultimately, I chose to be bold. I shared my story of how at 5’5, I landed myself in a D-1 basketball program. Afterward, many offered their business cards and encouraged me…

It’s Time for Businesses to Foster a Skilled Girl Force: A View From a Technology Intern

This year’s International Day of the Girl is all about creating a skilled Girl Force, drawing attention and investment for girls to gain skills, experience and employment. Consistently underrepresented fields for women are the science and technology fields. Women in STEM fields only make up 15 per cent of the workforce with research showing that factors such as implicit and explicit biases, lack of role models and quality mentoring all have an impact on the number of women applying for…

Celebrating the Many Faces of Customer Experience

October 10, 2018

We’re living in the “Age of the Customer,” a time when the customer experience is overtaking price and product as a company’s key brand differentiator. In fact, it’s been estimated that 85% of a customer’s decision to purchase is based solely on their current and previous customer experience! At Dell Technologies, we’ve always known our customers expect more than industry-leading solutions and services when they partner with us. They also expect an industry-leading experience and relationship that helps accelerate their…

  Intel’s 9th Gen K-Series CPU Added to the New XPS Tower Special Edition and Alienware Aurora. 

October 8, 2018

      Roughly five years ago we began planning the Alienware Aurora and the XPS Tower. While working with many teams in many regions, we always knew that we’d have to offer the latest performance. As has been the history of Alienware and XPS, performance is paramount to the brands success and is the first feature customers expect. Fast forward to 2017. In only October of last year both the Alienware Aurora and XPS Tower were updated to Intel’s…

Intel’s 9th Gen CPU is a Revelation – and a Revolution

  Intel’s 9th Gen K-Series CPU added to the new XPS Tower Special Edition and Alienware Aurora.      Roughly five years ago we began planning the Alienware Aurora and the XPS Tower. While working with many teams in many regions, we always knew that we’d have to offer the latest performance. As has been the history of Alienware and XPS, performance is paramount to the brands success and is the first feature customers expect. Fast forward to 2017. In only…