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Clipper Race Update: Visit Seattle on South Atlantic Challenge

February 7, 2018

This is the fourth 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 most recent post from Samantha Harper, and the previous post from Marek Omilian, here on Direct2Dell. For more background on Dell’s involvement, read our initial blog about this exciting race here. The South Atlantic Challenge Leg 2: Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa: 3,560 nautical miles: 14 days…

Flexibility Reigns for Women in Technology at Dell

February 6, 2018

Flexibility. It’s a powerful term that can oftentimes make or break a work experience. At Dell, women are pleasantly surprised at how flexibility comes to life, in fact, it’s consistently ranked as one of the top benefits. Here’s a glimpse into how flexibility enhances work life for several women working in Dell’s Silicon Valley offices. Flexible Work Jacqueline Thomas, Director “Many companies are staunch believers in the old adage you come in every day, you punch that eight to five…

Artist Takes Wallpaper from Computer to Your Wall

February 5, 2018

I obviously spend a lot of time in the world of technology. So when I hear the word wallpaper, my first thought is the background image on my laptop or phone. But the more tactile form of wallpaper – that goes on an actual wall – is making “a fashionable comeback.” And one of Dell’s entrepreneur customers, the interdisciplinary artist Kathryn Zaremba, is poised to take advantage of this trend and, in fact, may be one of the catalysts for…

Trade Agreements Are Good for the U.S. Economy

February 2, 2018

After this week’s State of the Union address, those of us who value the United States’ trade relationships are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Despite all of his anti-trade rhetoric on the campaign trail, President Trump has so far appeared to recognize the benefits of a positive relationship with our trading partners, while also acknowledging the importance of enforcing fair trade agreements. This is good news for the economy, both domestic and global.

Female Filmmakers Share How to Drive Change

There was a lot of talk around the lack of representation of women directors, producers and writers at Sundance this year. Following the Women’s Rally with Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred and Common, we held a panel discussion in the Dell Den with female filmmakers to talk about where we are today, where we are going and how we’ll get there. Maybe the Academy Awards heard our roar given they nominated three women for Best Original Screenplay. If one of them…

Deaf Kids Code & Show How Digital is Great Equalizer

February 1, 2018

Shireen Hafeez is the founder of Deaf Kids Code, a nonprofit working to bridge the economic and social gaps among deaf children and adults. She has been an advocate and lobbyist for deaf kids because her own son is deaf – and she believes that computer science, technology, and design thinking skills can break down the barriers that have prevented deaf people in the past from getting jobs and fully participating in society. In her workshops, Hafeez will often ask…

At Dell, Veterans Get by With a Little Help From Their Friends

January 29, 2018

Employee Resource Group Provides Strong Support Network Prior to 2011 when the Veterans & Supporters Employee Resource Group (ERG) was formally started, Air Force Veteran Tina Schroer, contracts program manager within Federal Sales Operations at Dell, saw firsthand the benefit of supporting the veteran community in the workplace. While attending an event aimed at helping veterans assimilate back into the civilian culture after a deployment, one individual stood out to her. “I just had a feeling that he wasn’t really…

Clipper Race Update: The South Atlantic Challenge

January 24, 2018

This is the third 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 second post from Marek Omilian, here on Direct2Dell. For more background on Dell’s involvement, read our initial blog about this exciting race here. The South Atlantic Challenge Leg 2 : Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa: 3,560 nautical miles :…

Today, Tomorrow’s Technology Ready for Close-up at Sundance

January 23, 2018

Dell brings powerful tech and innovation to Sundance; creators discover new possibilities on the big screen and in virtual reality. Every January, thousands of filmmakers, critics and fans fill the snowy streets of Park City to attend the Sundance Film Festival – the largest independent film festival in the United States.  While the popularity and cultural reach of the festival have grown immensely since its first screening in 1978, the Sundance Institute – the organization behind the event – remains…

Dell EMC World is now Dell Technologies World

January 22, 2018

Build on a legacy of innovation. That was one of the six lessons John Powers, principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, says was learned from the merger of Dell and EMC. It’s one that we continue to leverage as today Dell EMC World officially evolves to become Dell Technologies World, happening April 30 – May 3, 2018. As Sam Pudwell of Silicon UK said after Dell EMC World last year, trying to get your head around the breadth of Dell Technologies is…

We’re Honored to be Counted Among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

January 19, 2018

The information highway has made the world a much smaller field on which multinational companies must build their businesses and compete for customers. And at the core of every successful business is a strong and positive brand reputation. It’s inescapable. A tarnished reputation can significantly hurt, or even destroy, a business. Likewise, having a good reputation among your customers and partners is the foundation on which long-term, successful business relationships are built. It’s because of this that Dell Technologies is…

New Intersections of Technology and Film at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

January 18, 2018

Pack your snow boots, get your red carpet look ready and pop the popcorn. It’s officially Sundance season. The annual Sundance Film Festival brings thousands of filmmakers from all over the world to Park City, UT, with the opportunity to spotlight some of the great work in film we’ll see this year. Dell will use this year’s event to celebrate the continued collaboration between the film and technology industry. We are proud to continue our commitment to our customers in…

Nikki Reed and Dell Turn E-Waste into New Treasures with Recycled Gold Jewelry Collection

January 9, 2018

Dell and actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed are announcing a collaboration in support of the sustainable design movement. The Circular Collection by Bayou with Love and Dell is a new limited edition, jewelry collection made in the US and sourced from gold recovered from Dell’s recycling programs. The collection, which includes 14- and 18-carat gold rings, earrings and cufflinks, will be showcased at this year’s 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018) to highlight the widespread impact that e-waste, or disposable…

¿Sientes miedo del 2018? Es momento de emprender

January 4, 2018

No es secreto; se viene un año de incertidumbre en la región. En México, las elecciones de julio buscan cambiar el statu quo, mientras que distintos países se preparan para iniciar el proceso electoral, aumentando las preocupaciones y generando desconfianza del mercado global.

Dell Inc. and Lonely Whale Convene Cross-Industry Group to Address Marine Litter

December 12, 2017

Dell Inc. and Lonely Whale will form of a collaborative and open-source initiative called NextWave, convening General Motors, Trek Bicycle, Interface, Van de Sant, Humanscale, Bureo and Herman Miller. NextWave convenes leading technology and consumer-focused companies to develop the first-ever commercial-scale ocean-bound plastics supply chain. Additional supporting members of the group include UN Environment, 5Gyres Institute, Zoological Society of London and New Materials Institute.

Tax reform deal: Don’t leave business in the lurch

December 11, 2017

Excellent piece in The Hill by Michael Dell, focusing on the impact that the current tax reform package could have on businesses across the country. As Dell mentions, there are certain provisions in the current House and Senate bills that go against the key essence of the bill, unfairly penalizing businesses and hindering economic growth.

Dell Inc. Expects to Donate Over $14 Million Globally in STEM Education for Underserved Children This Year

October 11, 2017

As a part of ongoing efforts to invest in a more diverse technology workforce, Dell Inc. expects to contribute $14 million in grants and technology donations to support future generations of STEM workers, in current fiscal year which ends Feb. 3, 2018. Current donations made across Dell’s 71 youth learning partners globally are expected to bring technology education to more than 1.5 million underserved youth. With the expected contributions, a total of 4 million children will be impacted through Dell’s…

Cracking the Code: The Next Generation of Women in STEM

It is old news that by the time young women enter the workforce, many are at a distinct and daunting disadvantage in mathematics, engineering and other technical fields. Realizing that the experiences girls and women have from early childhood through college will influence their trajectory for years to come, parents, educators, entrepreneurs and young innovators are now striving to lay a sounder foundation for future generations.