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

November 26, 2018

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…

The New Alienware m15: An “Epic” Design that Packs Power and Mobility into Alienware’s Lightest and Thinnest 15” Gaming Laptop Ever!

October 4, 2018

Engineering is the branch of science and technology involved with the design and building of machines and it’s not every day that a machine gets smaller and lighter while maintaining premium performance.   Today, Alienware is proud to announce the Alienware m15 with our “Epic” industrial design featuring magnesium alloy surfaces built for both power and portability. Available in Epic Silver and Nebula Red, Alienware m15 lets gamers play where, and how, they want to play – without sacrificing the performance…

Celebremos! Dell Team Members Reflect on Hispanic Heritage

October 1, 2018

As a proud member of the Latino community, I always love this time of the year—Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). It’s a time to reflect on and appreciate the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make on society.  And at Dell, the month gives us an opportunity to celebrate and give a glimpse to our heritage. Born in Panama and raised in South America, I was exposed to different cultures and economic environments. Despite the differences,…

STEMAspire Interview

September 24, 2018

When my colleague in the Glasgow office met Vardah Malik, my mentee, he was keen to understand how the program had been working for her and asked some questions about how her journey had been so far and what the future held. This gave me an idea to create a blog around these questions and to publish the answers from both sides of the fence – being a mentee and being a mentor.   How have you found the journey…

Dell Technologies UK – Embracing Diversity in IT

September 21, 2018

Dell Technologies UK is committed to diversity and inclusion not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because its core to our business imperative. We embrace differences that drive innovative solutions for our customers and team members, making us a market leader. Focusing on our future To support our future innovators, we have an established partnership with the Prince’s Trust Foundation to empower disadvantaged young people across UK to get jobs. The Prince’s Trust Foundation has positively impacted…

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…