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…

Hurricane Prep Tips From Dell Disaster Response Volunteers

June 28, 2018

The 2018 hurricane season – which kicked off June 1 – is expected to be “near-or above-normal,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As those who have been in a hurricane will tell you, nobody affected by Harvey or Irma or any other event will look at an approaching storm without profound anxiety. Safety professionals and our Dell disaster relief volunteers agree on this recurring advice: Prepare ahead of time. A well-prepared plan for your family can help…

Building Cities of Tomorrow with Ford

The promise of continued advancement of technology is a massive opportunity for our world’s cities. As we sit in traffic, circle a block for parking, or brake for a pedestrian, we long for new and smarter ways for mobility in cities to become more livable and sustainable. We at Dell Technologies believe that the scale and complexity of mobility in cities – where over half the world’s population now lives – is matched only by its absolute importance to everyday…

5 Easy Tips to Becoming an Ally

June 26, 2018

Every June for as long as I can remember I have participated in Pride Festivals across the United States. From Minneapolis, to Nashville, to San Francisco, to Winston Salem, the message is ALWAYS the same: LOVE is LOVE. It’s really a simple thought. Love is Love. A man and a woman, and man and a man, a woman and a woman. Sometimes the turnout varies in size at these events, but the message is always the same: Love is Love….

Dell Technology Plays Role in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

June 25, 2018

We showcased a lot of great products at CES 2018, but one display at the Dell Experience that especially caught the eye of Super Hero fans in attendance were the new costumes from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” “One of the biggest additions in Ant-Man and The Wasp will be the world’s introduction to Hope van Dyne in her Wasp costume, especially with her now sharing the film’s title,” noted Joseph Aberl of MCU Exchange, a blog focused exclusively…

Glasgow STEMAspire Experience

June 22, 2018

In my 18+ years in the IT Industry, I have seen many changes. The most impactful change is the focus on Women in IT and the inspiring women who drive this diverse and inclusive agenda, so needless to say, it was without thought I wanted to be involved in the Dell EMC Glasgow STEMAspire program. It is indeed a real privilege being a Mentor and I am lucky to be aligned with a great mentee, Vardah Malik, who is keen…

The Workplace is Changing

June 21, 2018

The workplace is changing. How people work is changing.  And as Sara Sutton Fell, the Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, knows all too well, “what people want from work is changing and flexible work is a really critical part of that transformation.” With our mutual support of flexible work, it comes as no surprise that Dell and FlexJobs have come together to showcase the viability of flex work in today’s workplace. FlexJobs has continuously recognized Dell in their Top 100…

Annual Update on Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan

June 19, 2018

Our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan captures our commitment of putting our technology and expertise to work for the good of our people and planet, a founding principle of Dell’s purpose: to drive human progress. Stepping into the Chief Responsibility Officer role this year, I’m truly honored to represent this commitment and an impressive body of work that reflects the integrity, passion and entrepreneurial spirit of the global Dell team. Together we remain committed to putting our solutions and expertise…

Dell Team Members Reflect on Pride Beyond Borders

June 18, 2018

As a member of the LGBTQ community and a proud 19-year tenure at Dell, I am excited to take a few moments to reflect on what this year’s Dell Pride month theme, “Pride Beyond Borders,” means. Personally, I have had the honor of being on the leadership team of Dell Pride Employee Resource Group (ERGs) for the last six years and being a Global Lead for the ERG for last four years. Over that time, I have seen the growth…

Go Inside the Mind Behind Alienware Design

June 13, 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Joe Olmstead here on Direct2Dell, but Tom’s Guide was recently able to grab the Alienware product development director for a special Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on their forum. The questions he received were wide-ranging from how to order an Alienware 17 R5 online without Tobii eye-tracking, to why someone would chose to purchase an Alienware 17 R4 that weighs more than some smaller, more portable systems that are available. Reading it…

Trade Instability is Bad News for Everyone

June 12, 2018

By Michael Young This week Business Roundtable, a group of CEO’s from America’s top companies, released its second quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey, which provides a glimpse into the direction of the U.S. economy based on CEO reports of their company’s future plans. The good news coming out of the report is that the leaders of these major organizations have solid plans for the coming months. However, the bad news is that there is a slight decline in the overall…

Who Needs an All-In-One Computer, Anyway?

Sleek, simple to set up, energy and space-efficient — even with all the benefits all-in-one computers (AIOs) offer, they haven’t quite reached the ubiquity of their traditional desktop or laptop brethren. That’s partly because an AIO makes the most sense in a few specific use cases, not necessarily as the choice to outfit an entire workforce or family. Four common AIO use cases Desk-centric workers who want the best of both worlds – When you spend your time at a…

Dell Pledges to Eliminate Plastic Straws This World Oceans Day

June 8, 2018

It’s hot here in Central Texas. Like 100°F hot (about 38°C). And while we sweat our way between air-conditioned locations, we’ll probably grab an ice cold beverage. You have to stay hydrated after all. And it’s a pretty good bet that drink will arrive with a plastic straw. Straws with your iced coffee. Straws next to the drink machine. Straws with a glass of water at a restaurant. Straws straws straws. Every day in the United States we use an…

Alienware and Dell Bring New Gaming Data and Hardware to E3

June 6, 2018

The image that often comes to mind when people think of a gamer is a male loner playing in his parents’ basement, but as the world’s premier event for computer and video games, E3, kicks off it’s time to dispel that stereotype with new data. An extensive survey of 5,763 video game players in 11 countries, commissioned by Dell, has revealed that today’s gamers are quite diverse — from your coworker with two kids, to the woman next to you…

STEMAspire Connects Glasgow Students to Role Models

June 5, 2018

Dell EMC Glasgow launched our STEMAspire Program on the 1st November 2017, working with 26 students from City of Glasgow College, University West of Scotland and Glasgow University. The purpose of this 12-month initiative is to connect female STEM students to role-models within Dell EMC. Our objective is to encourage and empower these students to graduate and to have successful and rewarding careers in the Technology sector. “The genesis of the program rose from a discussion last year between myself,…

Chickens, Cats and the Need for Technology

June 4, 2018

The question of whether the chicken or the egg came first has vexed humanity for thousands of years. Even Aristotle and Goethe had a rough time working out this causality dilemma. And the philosophical aspect of the question pervaded even after Darwin proved the entire issue to be false – that there is no ‘first’ chicken or ‘first’ egg. It could be that we are faced with the question again when it comes to technology for this reason. Which came first:…