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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:…

Pride Beyond Borders

It seems like only yesterday, I was sitting in a Consumer Sales training class as a 24 year old temporary hire. In less than a month, I will celebrate 19 years at Dell Inc., and I have never been prouder than I am today to work for this incredible organization. One of the many reasons for that is since my very first day I felt I could be myself. One of the best compliments I received from a colleague went…

Graduate Program Participant Learns How a Company Becomes the Best

June 1, 2018

Challenging. That’s how I’d summarize my first year after the Dell EMEA Graduate Program. I’d add to this first word these two as well though: innovation and diversity. I remember like it was yesterday what my dreams were on the last training that took place in Frankfurt: achieve my goals, learn something new every single day and create projects from scratch. During this year, I’ve learned awesome things as an account manager, like how to manage with different people in…

Women Funding Women 2018 Wraps – See You at DWEN in Toronto

May 31, 2018

Globally, it is estimated that there are more than 274 million women entrepreneurs! Yet despite this massive influence and spending power of women entrepreneurs, Dell’s Women Entrepreneur #WECities research and the US Senate report on What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive found that women entrepreneurs around the world receive disproportionate access to the resources needed to thrive, including capital, mentorship and technology. As a global leader Dell is committed to helping women-owned businesses scale with the help of technology and…

High School Seniors Detour in Virtual Reality Before Graduation

High school students make an impression during virtual reality internship Graduation season is in full swing and soon the class of 2018 will be venturing into the real world. But a select group of high school seniors recently took a detour into the world of virtual reality as part of a unique internship program with Dell’s product engineering team, and I had the honor of joining them for part of the journey. My interest in this program is twofold. First,…

The Benefits of Blockchain

May 30, 2018

A New Foundation for Cultivating Customer Trust Imagine if you could rent a house, buy a car, be admitted to a hospital, get a driver’s license, apply to college or seek employment – all with just a few clicks of your smart phone. Just think if you could track the progress of a product you were interested in along every step of its life cycle, ensuring that the companies you transact with adhere to best practices within the workplace, promote…

How Supporting Diverse Suppliers Supports Local Economies and More

May 29, 2018

For entrepreneurs, having a great product or service is only the first step toward success. The next steps include finding capital, connections, contracts and customers. For many woman-owned and minority-owned firms, gaining access to these vital resources can be a challenge. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, minority-owned firms are nearly three times more likely to be denied a loan than non-minority firms. And minority firms secure a lower number and dollar amount of contracts in proportion to the…

Investing in Women Is the Smartest Economic Venture of Today

May 24, 2018

The following is a guest post from Sadaffe Abid, the founder of CIRCLE, a social enterprise focused on women’s economic empowerment and advancement. She is also the first member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) from Pakistan. Through DWEN, Dell is connecting female entrepreneurs across the globe with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, giving them the power to do more. At the 2017 DWEN Summit in San Francisco, Sadaffe hosted an UnConference session exploring ways to help women in Pakistan and…

Come Take a Look via Dell’s Supply Chain Virtual Reality Customer Tours

May 22, 2018

Championing Transparency – Leadership That Everyone Can See Transparency is an increasing and transformational trend, with vehicles such as social media and virtual reality now providing unprecedented abilities and responsibilities in sharing thoughts and experiences with others. Businesses face the same trends – and challenges – in demonstrating transparency with a growing number of stakeholders. Customers increasingly want to know more about their products, and we’ve seen this first hand at Dell: the number and range of the customer requests…

Clipper Race Update: Crossing the Pacific

May 21, 2018

This is the eighth 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 go read those first. They’re all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event, read our initial blog here….

VR Experience with Lions Built on Creativity, Trust and Technology

May 16, 2018

This post was originally published on the new Swedish version of our sibling blog Direct2DellEMC, and while I can’t read Swedish, the images immediately caught my eye. So, I asked the team if we could have an English translation I could share with our readers here. It is about the latest work of photographer Martin Edström who we previously featured for his work on an immersive 360 view of the world’s largest cave. Like his fellow National Geographic explorers Mike…

3 Pieces of Advice for Girls Starting Their Careers

May 15, 2018

Today’s the day… Today’s the day when you make the choice, the choice to become what you wish, be the person you dreamt of – confident, successful and happy. From the minute we start secondary school the race to comply with society norms commences. The pressure to achieve top results in school places unnecessary pressure on students to make rushed decisions that have long-term effects on life choices. What is this all about? From speaking to students at second level…

Hacking for a Better Commute

May 10, 2018

How open data can help with mobility challenges On March 10, Dell and Forum for the Future, sponsored a hackathon as part of New York City’s Open Data Week. The Open Data L-train Innovation Challenge asked participants to create ideas that focused on using open data to help mitigate and manage the effects of the planned shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel in April 2019. This will be a major disruption to NYC’s transit systems: more than 225,000 commuters use the…

One Site – Two Worlds – Part 2

May 9, 2018

I am one of six trainees who started the EMEA Sales Graduate Program at Dell EMC in Halle (Saale) in October 2017. Last week my colleague Katharina Wiemann shared her experience about being a trainee at Dell EMC, and to tell even more about our program I would like to add 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…

Strong Vision of Future at Dell Technologies World 2018

May 8, 2018

Dell Technologies World conference breaks records, educating and entertaining 14,000 in Las Vegas. Dell hit the jackpot last week, hosting a record-setting 14,000 attendees (and an additional 35,000 via live streaming) at the first annual Dell Technologies World conference in Las Vegas. In the midst of the Venetian Hotel’s ringing slot machines and faux-Italian arches, customers, press and analysts from around the globe experienced a wealth of new ideas and state-of-the-art tech. The event was massive, and from a Commercial…

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…