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You and I have chosen a “geek life,” and we must live with the consequences. That means the SMB landscape changes very fast and can surprise even ardent analysts, much less day-to-day practitioners. Almost in a stealth mode, Dell has acquired several capable SMB players as it works to build a comprehensive solutions portfolio.
Yesterday, Dell released a series of new mobility solutions designed to help organizations better embrace the growing BYOD trend. In addition, the company announced a new series of technology competencies for their Partner Direct program.
The mobility suite announced yesterday includes solutions for endpoint security, migration security and transition to the cloud:
This morning, Dell announced the immediate availability of the latest Dell SonicWALL Hosted Email Security solution. The new version, 2.0, has added support, including 24/7 online and phone options.
Dell yesterday launched the Latitude 3330 laptop, designed to help educators teach tomorrow’s leaders while providing value to school districts. The new laptop offers computing features required to maximize learning productivity, compatibility with Dell’s existing solutions and services for education and support for personalized learning opportunities in the classroom.
Dell’s OEM Solutions division today announced that they have entered into a new licensing agreement with Microsoft that allows them to become a tier-one global distributor of Windows Embedded solutions. As of April 1, 2013, Dell OEM can include COA licenses with their own products, which is expected to streamline order processes and lead times.
Back in January, we reported that Dell signed an agreement to be acquired via partnership by Founder Michael Dell and global investment firm Silver Lake for $24.4 billion, which included a 45-day “go-shop” process. Well apparently it seems that two companies have taken advantage of the Dell “mall.” The Special Committee of the Board of said that one proposal was submitted by a group affiliated with a private equity fund managed by Blackstone and the other by entities affiliated with Carl Icahn.
Dell today announced the launch of their next-generation MDM solution, Dell Boomi. The Dell Boomi division is a part of the company’s Information Management sector and the solution released today marks the first 100% cloud-based MDM designed for mid-market organizations.
Yesterday, Dell announced that they have partnered with Red Hat, Intel and VMware to develop a Linux-based EHR testing platform for hospitals. Dell is currently showcasing this solution at the the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
Immediately following its announcement to help customers deploy workloads with confidence, Dell, along with VMware, unveiled a pre-integrated system specifically designed for VMware-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) workloads, the Dell DVS Enterprise – Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2.
As reports of corporate data breaches regularly surface, Dell Software is now enabling IT to drive connected security across the organization, offering protection from the inside and the outside. As a result, the company announced the release of Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix, which combines Active Directory bridge and root delegation technologies to combat against poorly managed privileged accounts with a single, intuitive interface, to help protect the organization--from the inside out.
In order to help customers better-manage and reduce the cost of backing up and recovering company data, Dell today introduced its next-generation disk backup appliance built on the Fluid Data architecture.
Just coming down from the announcement that Dell is going private via acquisition by both founder Michael Dell and VC firm Silver Lake, the tech giant set out new milestones for the Dell Technology Partner Program, a program that helps ISVs, Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs) and Solution Providers build innovative and highly competitive solutions using Dell platforms.
Dell Software recently announced that their Dell Boomi division, currently the world’s largest integration cloud, has entered into a partnership with India-based Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited. Through this partnership, Wipro Technologies will work with Dell Boomi to develop a “Cloud First” strategy for Wipro customers that will enable simple scaling of operations.
This morning, Dell finally made the announcement that the tech community has been waiting for with baited breath…they have signed an agreement to be acquired via partnership by Founder Michael Dell and global investment firm Silver Lake for $24.4 billion.
This morning, while doing my usual online news scouring to see what is going on in our industry (and of course what my competitors are up to), I came across a few online posts discussing how Intel is set to leave the traditional desktop PC business. While this is not “new news” with HP last year saying they would do the same (and then backpedaled that it wouldn’t), and also with many speculating that Dell is planning the same path, I felt it was important to bring forth this trend and what it could possibly mean for our industry.
With the president’s inauguration coming up on January 21, 2013, to be followed shortly thereafter in February by the State of the Union address, I thought I’d tie-in a few SMB geek observations.
This morning, Dell announced their new Cloud Client Computing for Retail solution at the 102nd NRF Convention and Expo in New York. This solution is designed to be an end-to-end offering for retailers.
Even though the holiday break is just days away, that doesn’t seem to be putting a halt to the merger and acquisition front within the tech industry. Dell announced yesterday it was acquiring Credant Technologies, and now Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eloqua, Inc., a provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software for $23.50 per share or approximately $871 million, net of Eloqua’s cash.
In the last year, Dell has made headlines in the SMB channel with acquisitions such as AppAssure and PacketTrap. With 2013 almost in reach, the tech giant is not slowing down on this front, announcing today it has arrived at another agreement to acquire Credant Technologies, a provider of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud.
Quest Software, a division of Dell, today released a list of ten tips for migrating to Windows 7/8. The list offers tips on ensuring application compatibility as well as general environment readiness.
Today, Dell announced that they have acquired Gale Technologies. The infrastructure automation software developer is adds to the many companies that Dell has acquired so far this year as they seek to become an end-to-end service provider. Dell also released news that they are forming a new Enterprise Systems and Solutions organization.
By Samir Ahmad, Enterprise Marketing Manager-Global Commercial Channels, Dell
For IT decision makers and channel partners, the recent launch of Windows Server 2012 raises the important question of whether or not to migrate servers to the new platform. Why take the time and expense to upgrade when your data center is operating just fine? Below are some specific examples of how Windows Server 2012 can help companies take their IT operations to the next level and operate more efficiently.
Earlier this week, Dell announced the availability of their Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager, a solution designed to allow organization to securely adopt BYOD in their workplace. IT departments can offer a better experience to remote employees while receiving in-depth reports and analytics on organization compliance.
Dell said today it has completed the acquisition of Quest Software. This is not the first acquisition for the big-box PC manufacturer; the company earlier this year acquired SonicWall, Wyse Technology and AppAssure…perhaps furthering its foray into the SMB channel?
Dell said today that it has added a selection of its first enterprise-class Ultrabooks. The trio of devices include the Latitude 10-inch touch-enabled tablet, the Latitude 6430u Ultrabook that brings design to the boardroom, and a touch-enabled OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One desktop helping people interact with technology in more intuitive ways.