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Imagining Tomorrow’s Schools

May 7, 2018

All around the world students at schools and universities are preparing for year-end exams and graduations, and this time every year makes me think back on my own student days. The choices of programmes were way fewer, and the types of jobs to prepare for much clearer. It was nothing like the future today’s students will have to face. Where my generation is still often astonished at the impact of new technology, the younger generations are hyper connected. They navigate…

Help Give Our Planet Some Re-leaf this Arbor Day

April 27, 2018

I just noticed that it’s National Arbor Day here in the U.S. and it gave me a flashback to the launch of something 11 years ago that I’m proud to know is still going strong – Dell’s Plant a Tree program. For a long time, we’ve been committed to helping our customers find new ways to protect the environment, and Plant a Tree is one way we can really collaborate with you on that. You can donate online by simply…

Access to Technology Is Not a Luxury, but a Necessity

Access to technology is something that is so ever-present in today’s western world, that we often take it for granted. While I remember the first families on my street to get a home computer, my sons can’t remember a time when they couldn’t get online, first through laptops, then phones, and now an endless number of connected devices. They have had the benefit of using technology not only for entertainment and social networking, but to further their education and develop…

Creating Space for a Changing Workforce, Part One

April 26, 2018

Dell remodels offices around the world to improve comfort, flexibility, and collaboration. Among today’s top tech strategists it has become something of a mantra. It’s been written about in publications such as Forbes , CNN Money and Fast Company, and pronounced by CEOs around the world: Work is no longer a destination, but an activity. With nearly omnipresent internet, easy-to-use video conferencing, and email on our smartphones, the boundaries of the physical office have almost completely dissolved. So how does a…

Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers: Time to Build Your Brand

April 25, 2018

What is Build Your Brand? Build Your Brand is a program at Dell that helps our team members and networks build their personal brand presence on LinkedIn so they are confident in representing themselves to the external market. Within Build Your Brand, participants experience a deeper dive into the how-to’s of profile development and receive tips on ways to engage on LinkedIn. LinkedIn, once known almost exclusively as the social media platform used during a job search, has now become…

One Site – Two Worlds

April 24, 2018

I am one of six trainees who started the EMEA Sales Graduate Program at Dell EMC in Halle (Saale) in October 2017. I would like to share my experiences so far and show which challenges we have met. The trainee program started with a two-week induction. During this time we were shown many different facets of the Dell EMC world. From the products and tools to practical sales training, everything was there. If the information comes out pretty much and…

Dell Gaming and Alienware Bring a New Wave of eSports to Australia

April 23, 2018

Dell Gaming and Alienware are all about bringing the gaming community together so you might have already heard that we’re joining forces with HT&E Events and Gfinity Esports Australia, as the Presenting Partner for Australia’s inaugural 2018 Gfinity Australia Elite Series. The new esports tournament will kick off in May 2018 and winning teams will enjoy a hefty prize pool of AU$450,000 for the first year, one of the biggest in Australian esports history. Dell Gaming and Alienware have long…

Introducing #WeTalk, New Series About Women Shaping Our Culture

The following is a guest post from Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Dell Precision influencer, Ondi Timoner. Powered by Dell, Ondi’s new series #WeTalk is about women shaping our culture. My name is Ondi Timoner, I’m a filmmaker and excited to be a guest blogger on Direct2Dell to tell you about my new show that I produce and host, WeTalk. The inspiration for WeTalk came to me, as I was sitting on a Women in Film panel at Sundance this past January….

Dell Leaders Find It COOL to Go Back to School

COOL Week is an acronym for “Career Opportunities On Location” and is the Leander Independent School District (ISD) senior student internship program held the first week of February every year. All senior students are given the chance to apply for COOL Week during October and are placed in their chosen profession for a career-affirming opportunity to “try on” that career before they spend time, energy and money to get the education necessary to do the job. This is the most…

Dell to Celebrate Small Business Week in a Big Way

April 20, 2018

National Small Business Week is an annual put on by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to celebrate the small business community.  This year small business week will run from April 30- May 5, 2018. Dell is a huge proponent of small businesses. From our early days in Michael Dell’s dorm room, small business and entrepreneurship have been part of who we are. This year, we are venturing to Brooklyn, NY for a two-day EXTRAVAGANZA for small businesses. Can’t make it…

Pequenas Empresas Grandes Negócios

Fonte: Pequenas Empresas Grandes Negócios Neste mês, a Dell realizou, pela primeira vez no Brasil, uma edição do PolicyHack. O evento é um hackathon, uma “maratona” em que grupos desenvolvem projetos em um curto espaço de tempo. No caso do PolicyHack, o foco era em negócios de impacto social e iniciativas de apoio a políticas públicas. O projeto vencedor do desafio propõe uma solução para melhorar o desempenho de meninas em disciplinas STEAM. O acrônimo, em inglês, diz respeito a…

A Golden Opportunity to Make E-Waste Shine

My name is Stephanie Schafer and I am a Regulatory Engineer at Dell. What does that mean? I lead the sustainable materials program and responsible for using 100M lbs. of recycled content and other sustainable materials in Dell products by the year 2020. In other words, I do the science that turns “trash” into treasure. It’s a great job. I get to work with all sorts of crazy materials like scrap carbon fiber from aerospace, plastics from water bottles, and…

Doing Our Part to Fight Plastic Pollution

April 19, 2018

Sunday is Earth Day, a global day dedicated to celebrating our planet.  It is also a day to pause and reflect upon our collective impact upon the environment and how we and our customers can use our technology to reduce that impact. This year’s Earth Day theme is dedicated to ending plastic pollution, a topic that Dell has taken to heart over the last decade. In 2008, Dell started using post-consumer recycled plastics sourced from water bottles and milk jugs…

Technophobia in the Land of Engineers?

It’s essentially common knowledge that widespread skepticism of technology holds court in Germany. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as ‘technophobia’ in the land of engineers, or, as Newsweek teased some time ago, German ‘techno-angst’. When it comes to technology, Germans are suspicious: They don’t feel the need to get started with new technologies, as they prefer to stick with things they know and which they consequently don’t have to fear. A German term has even been created to refer…

ADHD at Work: Tips and Trips from Dell Team Members

April 17, 2018

Highly energetic. A problem-solver. Quick-witted. Collaborative. Creative. Honest. Sound like someone you would like to have on your team? These are the valuable attributes an employee with ADHD can bring to your workplace. ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that affects the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors – attention span, hyperactivity and impulsivity.  You may relate ADHD to a childhood syndrome, but since it is a neuro-behavioral condition, most children…

Entrepreneur: Pierde el miedo a emprender al estilo Michael Dell

Fuente: Entrepreneur Los cambios tecnológicos pueden sonar como algo aterrador. Después de todo, vivimos una época nunca antes vista, con avances técnicos y crecimiento exponencial que ni soñábamos hace unos años. Puede ser fácil dejar que ese miedo nos consuma, optando mejor por evitar las nuevas tecnologías y adoptar sólo lo familiar. Pero esa cobardía no es lo que define el espíritu emprendedor mexicano. México es un país que está adoptando cada vez más la tecnología. Hoy en día ocupa la posición…

Developing the Professionals Who Will Lead the Future

Dell’s Human Resource Rotation Program (HRRP) is designed to develop motivated and intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students into well-rounded HR professionals who will lead the future of HR at Dell. Our team members in the HRRP rotate through three one-year assignments across the HR function. The rotations provide team members the opportunity to dive deep into each functional area and contribute to the overall goals of the company through projects like annual compensation planning and strategy, optimizing processes in…

3 Tips for Navigating Autism in the Workplace

April 14, 2018

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, and I’ve always tried to express my support. I shared articles, participated in events, and cheered on autistic kids. It never occurred to me that I could be on the spectrum. I’ve held multiple communications roles, but sarcastic comments always flew over my head. I do relationship management for the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, but I was struggling with social interactions in my personal life. The smallest disruption in routine was hard to…

New Portfolio of Inspiron PCs Include Powerful AMD Ryzen

April 13, 2018

Last week, Dell launched four new notebooks on Dell.com featuring high-performance AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics or 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors. These new devices mean big things for Dell consumer and business customers alike. Notebooks powered by the new AMD Ryzen Mobile processors deliver the performance for today’s fast-paced and demanding world. “All versions of the notebook get a 256-GB SSD. Some might have trouble fitting everything they need on that amount of space, but we’re…

Clipper Race Update: Crossing the Equator, Racing from Australia to China

April 11, 2018

This is the seventh entry 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. You can find the first post from Samantha Harper, and the posts from Marek Omilian on Direct2Dell. For more background on Dell’s involvement, read our initial blog about this exciting race here.   Another leg is done and dusted – this time, Leg 5 which has taken us from Airlie Beach in Australia northwards…