first_imgEMC Information Infrastructure CEO David Goulden appeared at Techonomy 2014 on November 10 with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz. They talked with Techonomy host David Kirkpatrick about how EMC’s federation model allows each business to offer choice to customers, innovate faster, build a unique technology ecosystem, attract and retain talent, and grow faster than peers.last_img

first_imgAnalyst Mary Meeker’s latest report on internet trends told many of those who eagerly await them something we already knew at Dell. Gaming is becoming mainstream.According to the report, there are now 2.6 billion gamers compared to just 100 million in 1995. And as the video game industry’s biggest event, E3, kicks off this week we’re there to interact with all the top gaming industry talent.So the answer to the headline question of this post is that Meeker, E3 and Dell all share a common respect for gamers, the gaming industry and the impact they have beyond what many might realize.My teammate Aundrea Grumbo, one of those billions of gamers herself, is part of the team representing Dell at E3 this week. I sat down with her before she headed out to Los Angeles to discuss some of Meeker’s findings and learn about the Dell and Alienware activities this week.Here are some highlights:Q: Meeker suggests gaming laid the foundation for much of the internet services we use today and seems to view it as the most engaging form of social media. As someone who is active in both, what similarities do you see?A: According to Meeker’s report people spend 51 minutes on average playing console games every day and 50 minutes a day on Facebook, although I may spend a lot more than that. So, there’s certainly a similar time commitment people are making. But, I think where she was going with that is more along the lines of how collaborating within multiplayer games opened us all up to connecting online with both people we know in real life and some we’ve only ever met online. Last year I worked with Chloe Grace Moretz, a fellow gamer, and she partnered with Rooster Teeth to talk about exactly this. Gaming can connect you with people around the world who have a common interest.Q: Meeker’s report shows some of the fastest growth in gaming happening in Asia – especially China and India. Does E3 draw that wide of a global audience?A: More than 70,000 people from over 100 countries participated in E3 last year, so it’s definitely a global event. In recent years E3 has been closed to industry folks only but this year they decided to reopen it to the general public. So, it gives us the chance to show both industry professionals and some of the most dedicated fans of gaming what Dell and Alienware have to offer them.Q: So what exactly will our team be showing at E3?A: Well, we’ve got high-end Alienware gaming desktops with new multi-core processor options, Alienware is launching a full range of performance gaming monitors, keyboards and mice with Alienware’s signature design, and a new Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop. We had such great  feedback on the Inspiron Gaming Laptop that I know this VR-ready Gaming Desktop is going to be a huge hit. We’ll also have booths where attendees can get hands-on with virtual reality, PC gaming demos or just come by to play with some of our eSports professionals. [more product details]Q: What about those who can’t be at E3? Is there a reason they should be interested?A: You don’t have to be there to get in on the action. Our brand-new Alienware mobile broadcast studio will be on site providing a live platform for competitive gameplay, industry interviews and product showcases. Anyone can watch on or of course join us on social media. I’ll personally be sharing my journey on my Instagram and Twitter, just follow @PMSUTPrincess or our official handle @Alienware.last_img read more

first_img[UPDATE 4/23/18] Dell is now shipping systems with Windows AutoPilot for customers in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, with other countries to follow soon. Customers who are interested in AutoPilot should contact their Dell sales representative for more details.Today’s workplace is changing fast – in all industries, organizations need to embrace new technology to be successful in their business. The workforce transformation is happening everywhere. But in most cases, their business isn’t IT – it’s finance, retail, manufacturing, hospitality or healthcare. For them, IT is the cost of doing business.IT departments today are faced with more complexity and constrained resources than ever before. Within their environment there are multiple devices, multiple operating systems, and they need to find a way to manage that complexity with constrained resources. They need to simplify the deployment and management of PCs so that they can devote their time, energy and budget to higher-priority activities. And on top of that, their end users have high expectations. They want to be in newer tech faster and their deployment experience is purchasing a mobile phone, taking it home and downloading their apps – why can’t getting a new office PC be that easy?With that, organizations are looking at new ways to simplify PC management to save them time and money, and make their end users happy. Dell is responding to this industry shift by offering new ways to deploy and manage Windows 10 PCs – and more importantly offer our customers a choice in how they do so because we believe that one size doesn’t fit all.Today, we introduced with VMware new ways to deploy and manage Dell Windows 10 PCs.  Windows 10 Provisioning by AirWatch simplifies the deployment of new Dell PCs for IT and improves the experience for end users by simply by-passing the highly manual imaging and configuration processes of the past. The AirWatch agent is pre-loaded on Dell PCs shipped from the factory. Once a user powers on the device and enters in their credentials, AirWatch configures the device from the cloud with all of the relevant company policies, security settings and applications a user needs. Once up and running, AirWatch continues to manage the device and provides a number of self-service options, including the ability to download approved apps and reset passwords, greatly reducing the need to contact the help desk.We also introduced integrations between Dell and VMware AirWatch with Dell Client Command Suite to manage devices from one console and manage them at the firmware level in addition to the OS.I’m proud to say that Dell is the only PC manufacturer with this depth of visibility into PC health and status both above and below the OS – this is something that’s very important for our customers, and is very important to us in delivering PCs that are the easiest to manage in the industry. Check out the AirWatch blog to learn more about how both of these solutions work.You may have heard last month that Microsoft announced its AutoPilot feature as part of Microsoft 365 to provide streamlined deployment and management for Windows 10 PCs powered by Microsoft 365. We are happy to announce that we will also be participating in this program with Dell Windows 10 commercial devices starting in early to mid-2018. With Windows AutoPilot, IT can customize the Windows out-of-box set-up through the cloud and provide self-service deployment experience for the end user. Many of our customers have told us that they want this solution and we firmly believe in offering customers the choice in how they want to deploy and manage their PCs.With all of the solutions here, there is one thing in common that we’re hearing from IT loud and clear. They want a new model for managing PCs with a lighter touch, and Dell can offer them a solution that works for their IT environment.last_img read more

first_img[1] Gartner press release: April 2018 As organizations strive to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly digital global economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is garnering a lot of attention. Not surprisingly, AI initiatives are springing up in various business domains, such as manufacturing, customer support, marketing and sales. In fact, Gartner predicts that AI-derived global business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion by 2022[i]. As companies scramble to determine how to turn the promise of AI into reality, they are faced with a multitude of complex choices related to software stacks, neural networks and infrastructure components, with significant implications on the time-to-value associated with these initiatives.In such a complex environment, it is critical that organizations be able to rely on vendors that they trust. Over the last few years, Dell EMC and NVIDIA have established a strong partnership to help organizations accelerate their AI initiatives. For organizations that prefer to build their own solution, we offer Dell EMC’s ultra-dense PowerEdge C-series, with NVIDIA’s TESLA V100 Tensor Core GPUs, which allows scale-out AI solutions from four up to hundreds of GPUs per cluster. For customers looking to leverage a pre-validated hardware and software stack for their Deep Learning initiatives, we offer Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: Deep Learning with NVIDIA, which also feature Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash storage.  Our partnership is built on the philosophy of offering flexibility and informed choice across a broad portfolio.“We’re now in the age of AI, where every industry will be enabled and powered by AI,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “Working together, NVIDIA and Dell EMC are bringing some of the most powerful GPU-accelerated solutions to enterprises so they can quickly integrate AI into their business.”Today our companies are expanding our collaboration by announcing a new reference architecture for AI featuring NVIDIA DGX-1 servers complemented with the high-performance of Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash network-attached storage (NAS). This new offer pairs the NVIDIA DGX-1, purpose-built for the unique demands of AI and deep learning, powered by eight advanced data center accelerators – the NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPU – with Dell EMC Isilon scale-out all-flash storage. This combination is designed to give customers more flexibility in how they deploy AI, and delivers breakthrough performance for large-scale deep learning. As Dell EMC often takes the role of trusted IT advisor with a broad solution portfolio, this enables us to support customers looking to deploy NVIDIA DGX-1 with Dell EMC’s scale-out storage and do so more simply and with less risk.Key components of this offering include:NVIDIA DGX-1 servers which integrate up to eight NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs fully interconnected in a hybrid cube-mesh topology. Each DGX-1 server can deliver 1 petaFLOPS of AI performance, and is powered by the DGX software stack which includes NVIDIA-optimized versions of the most popular deep learning frameworks, for maximized training performance.Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash scale-out NAS storage delivers the scale (up to 33 PB), performance (up to 540 GB/s), and concurrency (up to millions of connections) to eliminate the storage I/O bottleneck and accelerate AI workloads at scale.To validate the new reference architecture, we ran multiple industry-standard image classification benchmarks using 22 TB datasets to simulate real-world training and inference workloads (check out the details in this joint white paper).  This testing was done on systems ranging from one DGX-1, all the way to eight DGX-1 servers connected to eight Isilon F800 nodes. The results from two of the key benchmarks are shown below in Figures 1 and 2.  Just as we proved out with the Ready Solution for Deep Learning with C4140 servers, Isilon was able to keep pace and linearly scale to achieve the maximum performance of the compute layer.Figure 1: ResNet-50 Model Training BenchmarkFigure 2: Inception-v4 Large Image ClassificationHere are some of the key findings from our testing of the Isilon and NVIDIA DGX-1 reference architecture:Achieved compelling performance results across industry standard AI benchmarks from eight through 72 GPUs without degradation to throughput or performance.Linear scalability from 8-72 GPUs delivering up to 19.9 GB/s while keeping the GPUs pegged at >97% utilization.The Isilon F800 system can deliver up to 96% throughput of local memory, bringing it extremely close to the maximum theoretical performance limit an NVIDIA DGX-1 system can achieve.With superior capabilities for low latency, high throughput and massively parallel I/O, Dell EMC Isilon and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers complement each other extremely well to address deep learning workloads, effectively compressing the time needed for training and testing analytical models for multi-petabyte data sets on AI platforms.This new reference architecture extends the commitment of both Dell EMC and NVIDIA to make AI simple and more accessible to organizations wishing to apply AI and deep learning techniques to develop new applications or solve complex data-centric problems. This pre-validated reference architecture adds to our unmatched set of joint offerings across Dell Precision workstations, Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Ready Solutions and Dell EMC Networking.Stay tuned for more details on the performance benchmarks of this reference architecture and for upcoming announcements as our server, storage, and software innovations for AI and deep learning use cases continue to evolve.last_img read more

first_imgOur customers and partners trust Dell Technologies to deliver unparalleled products and solutions which drive their digital transformation. Trust and integrity are core values at Dell, embedded in our CultureCode and modeled by our team members each and every day. We act trustworthy and with integrity because it’s the right thing to do and because it’s who we are, not in anticipation of being recognized or rewarded for it. But when you do the right thing for the right reasons, it gets noticed.For the sixth consecutive year, Dell Technologies has been recognized by The Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This prestigious honor is awarded to a select group of companies each year who demonstrate trust and integrity in how they do business. At Dell Technologies, we believe that how we win is just as important as winning itself.As noted by Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, “One requirement for our business that will never change is integrity. Our customers, partners and suppliers expect it from us, and we demand it from ourselves across everything we do. We are proud to be recognized by The Ethisphere Institute for the sixth straight year as one of The World’s Most Ethical Companies.”Congratulations to all Dell Technologies team members around the globe. This award is a recognition of the important work you do for our customers every day and the high ethical standards you demonstrate in doing that work.last_img read more

first_imgThe following is a guest post from Greg Caplan.Remote Year originated from my desire to work and travel the world. After a couple years in the workforce, I was tired of the 9 to 5 grind and longed for something more, but didn’t want to stop earning an income. I reached out to a couple friends to see if they would travel with me for a year, but they refused to leave their jobs or homes behind. In an effort to find a community to travel with, I setup a website asking “who wants to travel together for a year while working remotely?”50,000 people raised their hands.From there, Remote Year was born and grew into a million dollar startup, receiving $12 million in series A funding, developing 20 unique programs and sending workers on life-transforming journeys around the world. We coordinate trips for groups of 60 people to live in 12 different cities a year while keeping their jobs and working remotely.According to our recent survey with C and CO, 55 percent of remote workers telecommute full-time. People are entering remote work in droves as new communication technologies evolve to enable employees to seamlessly exchange data regardless of geographic constraints. The traditional “office” culture has changed tremendously because of disruptive technology and companies like WeWork that provide an office environment for anyone at any time. Our partnership with WeWork allows us to have great office space whenever we need it wherever we are. Program members have unlimited access to WeWork locations while traveling on the program.Remote work became an explosive trend in 2014 and I faced many challenges and growing pains when starting my company to meet the large demand for community-oriented travel and remote work. Employers are embracing this trend and are implementing programs to allow employees to work where they are most productive, and this is only accelerating. Developing a fast-growing company was no easy venture. To keep my employees happy and well connected despite working across the world from one another, I started utilizing platforms such as Slack and Zoom to keep the business running and communication lines open. Slack is our main productivity and collaboration tool that we use to chat with one another, which dramatically lightens our email inbox and streamlines one-off questions and daily communications. We conduct all of our conference calls on Zoom, which offers remote conferencing services using cloud computing.As the business expanded, I had to figure out which tools, products, software and technology to utilize for the business. My Dell Small Business advisor taught me how to protect my data through solutions such as VPNs and cloud storage, and how to invest in technology that meets my current business demands and also takes future growth into consideration. One must pack lightly to uproot and travel constantly, so my advisor helped me pick out my Latitude 2-in-1 that was mobile and versatile, while also meeting my personal and professional needs.After years of running a company remotely that purely supports other remote workers, I’ve learned to adapt constantly. Participating in a year of traveling presents unique challenges and circumstances to our group members and RY employees. Participants must continually adjust to new environments and depend on digital communication and technology to conduct their day-to-day work. Technology is extremely important to achieve the best of both worlds in this program, but it’s also constantly changing, so we must keep up to successfully do what we do.I struggled with operating a company that was scaling; however, Dell Small Business became an extension of my team. It helped improve our technical efficiencies and supported me with any IT question I had – big or small.I never thought I would be in the place I am now – running my own company, enjoying the work I do and traveling the world – all while sharing it with a like-minded community. I am excited to continue to grow the company and provide others the opportunity to broaden their horizons and experience the life-altering moments that come with seeing the world._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Greg Caplan, Founder and CEO of Remote Year.Remote Year brings together groups of inspiring professionals to travel, live, and work remotely in different cities around the world for a year or four months. Greg is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.last_img read more

first_imgThe Heroes Program celebrated its 2nd Anniversary at its reception last week at Dell Technologies World. We brought together over 400 partners at the Rockhouse, representing all the regions, to celebrate this amazing program which has trained partner solution architects around the world. At this fun filled reception we had a raffle draw giving away drones, Bose headphones and speakers, and a Microsoft gifts to our lucky partners. The Heroes Reception gave our partners a chance to network and take a break from the intensity of Global Partner Summit on its final day. Our partner heroes were joined by their counterparts (Super Man, Batman, and Wonder Woman) to celebrate the culmination of another successful year for the program.We were joined by Chad Sakac from Pivotal and Dell EMC executives Joyce Mullen, Cheryl Cook, John Byrne, KC Choi, Dan O’Brien, and Matt Dunfee. They spoke about the importance of our partners to Dell Technologies as whole and the support and training that the Heroes Program provides to our partners where they live and work.Our partners were treated to a keynote speech by the co-founder of Kubernetes, Craig McLuckie, who spoke about the emerging technology that Kubernetes is at the forefront of. He spoke of the technological changes coming to IT, notably automation and how that links to the digital transformation which is happening right now.This year the Heroes Program ran a Use Case Contest to find wins from our partners, where they enabled their customers to solve business and societal problems using Dell Technologies-based solution and their services. At this reception, we recognized our submitters and we announced the grand prize winner – Neeba Merin Thomas from Northstar Solutions. They were able to deploy ECS for their customer Emaratech to manage passenger data at the Dubai Airports. By deploying a Dell Technologies Solution, they reduced response time and total cost of ownership/overhead and created a flexible software defined architecture. Congratulations to Neeba for winning the $1,500 MyRewards Prize!While Dell Technologies World has come to a close for another year, we want to remind you that Q2 is just getting started, and we will be holding many more Heroes Exchange events. These include live events where our partners live and work and webinars that are accessible from anywhere in the world.The Heroes Program is a foundational program that prepares our Partner SEs to represent Dell Technologies as best as possible to customers around the world, but it takes YOUR participation for the Heroes program to be successful!last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has extended the temporary legal residency status for nearly 7,000 people from Syria because of the country’s civil war. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske said Friday that temporary protected status would be extended for 18 months. It had been set to expire on March 31. Temporary status allows foreign citizens to stay in the U.S. if they lack some other form of legal residency and the come from a country that meets certain criteria that makes it dangerous to return. Pekoske said Syria continues to meet that criteria because of the civil war. The Trump administration had sought to end TPS for several countries but extended it for Syrians.last_img