College is the goal. How this organization empowers kids to get there.

September 20, 2018

As a high school senior in California last year, Jose knew his Dad was excited about his college application process – even if he didn’t have much experience with how it all worked. Jose has been aiming for a degree in computer sciences—a big goal, since nobody in his family has ever graduated from college. But since he was young, Jose has had a unique support system through the California-based organization, and Dell Youth Learning partner, Peninsula Bridge. Academic advisers…

Professional Creativity on the Go With the World’s Smallest 15” 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation

September 18, 2018

Work is no longer a destination; workspaces have become the backseat of a van, an airport, or if you’re lucky, possibly even the luxury of a coffee shop. We recognize that you need your device to adapt to your lifestyle and technology should never hinder creativity or productivity, especially for customers in compute-intensive fields such as film, architecture, engineering, the sciences or photography where mobility is just part of the job. That is why we developed the new Dell Precision…

Dell Joins Cross-Industry Coalition to Advance Women of Color in Tech

September 12, 2018

Today, Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates and McKinsey & Company released new research on closing the gender gap in tech. The report analyzes philanthropic contributions from 32 leading tech companies. It reveals that only 5% of company’s philanthropy goes toward gender diversity in tech and even less (0.1%) goes toward women of color. The low investment has gotten the tech industry’s attention, and we’re responding by joining forces in a new initiative launched by…

A Surprise Job Offer for a Rising Star

September 10, 2018

A few years ago, my oldest son became a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. As he was preparing to head out for his freshman year, I ran across a Houston Chronicle article about one his new classmates, a student named Starjjil “Star” Shelvin, from Katy, Texas. The article told the story of how Star was able to overcome a lot of adversity including the death of a parent and significant financial struggles that resulted in him having…

Dell News at IFA 2018

August 31, 2018

Welcome to the Dell IFA 2018 news site. Here you will find all the Dell happenings at IFA 2018 including our latest news, information on how to find us and more. Keep up with us at the show by following @Dell. Join the conversation using #IFA18 and #DellExperience. And please visit us in our Dell booth #101 in Hall 16, August 29th to September 5th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Media Contact: Quick Links: Product Press Materials and Images Day 1: Thursday,…

Tech + Golf at #DellTechChamp in Boston

August 30, 2018

The best of golf meets the best of technology once again this Labor Day weekend at the Dell Technologies Championship event in Boston! For the second year in a row, Dell Technologies is proud to be the title sponsor of our second event on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, one of the most exciting in the game of golf.    An annual event since 2003, this year’s #DellTechChamp (Aug. 30 to Sept. 3) promises to be an event like no other,…

IFA 2018: Bringing the Bold to Berlin

August 29, 2018

Straight off the heels of Gamescom 2018, where Dell announced its new 24-inch and 27-inch gaming monitors and the refresh of its Alienware desktops, the excitement continues at IFA 2018.  We’re back in Berlin showcasing the latest additions to Dell’s expanding consumer portfolio. In a world filled with constant innovation – gadgets, wearables, smart cars and outlandish consumer technology, we’re excited to see what IFA has to offer this year. For Dell, we remain committed to transformation in the PC…

Equality For All!

August 25, 2018

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the U.S. Nearly 100 years later, this day has come to mean even more as both women and men make concerted efforts to achieve full gender equality, especially in the workplace. As a working mother and senior executive, I’m often asked, “how do you do it all? How do you manage both work and family?” I’m always willing to share…

Working Together to Eliminate Hunger

August 23, 2018

Dell’s Human Resources Rotation Program (HRRP) is designed to build a team of well-rounded HR professionals who can innovate and think strategically, engage and act with clients and customers in mind, execute quickly and lead the future of Dell. A part of Dell’s Legacy of Good plan is to “engage 75% of team members in community service by 2020 and provide 5 million cumulative hours of service to the communities in which we live and work”. Within Dell’s HRRP, the…

Dell’s Latest Packaging Innovation Helps India Breathe Clean

August 22, 2018

If you’ve travelled to places like India and China recently, you know that air quality is a serious concern. Growing up in Delhi, I’ve personally witnessed the rapid decline in air quality over the years. In November 2017, Delhi’s air quality was so bad that it was similar to smoking 50 cigarettes per day. So when Chakr Innovation came to Dell’s internal Innovation Olympics last year to pitch us on a business solution that addresses this very issue, we were…

Everything is bigger in Texas – even the impact of tariffs

August 21, 2018

By Michael Young Did you know that China is Texas’s third largest export market?  Or that China is the second largest country of origin for Texas imports? Or that Texas is the third most popular U.S. state for Chinese foreign investment?  Like all things Texas, the impact of U.S.-China tariffs is bigger on the Lone Star state. In a June letter to President Trump, Governor Greg Abbott noted, : “[The] tariffs set to go into effect on roughly $50 billion…

5 Things to Know About Today’s Job Seeker and Dell’s Renewed Job Site

August 20, 2018

Whether you are a renter or home buyer, you know the importance of curb appeal in the real estate market. The impression you receive when you first lay eyes on a potential home shapes and influences your opinion before you even set foot inside the door. If the exterior of the home is unkempt and outdated, you automatically assume the interior must match. The same can be said for a job seeker and a company’s career site. Today’s job seeker…

Putting Analysis into Action

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