Six Surprises That May Change Your View of Dell

December 19th, 2013

Dell’s journey to transform itself from a hardware company to a solutions vendor has been ongoing for a couple of years. To achieve that, the company has been acquiring, building and blending hardware, software, services, cloud and open standards to … Continue reading

Carving A Green IT Pathway for SMBs

December 3rd, 2013

In today’s always-on world, we are all using more technology. Chances are, you rely on several devices – smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and PCs. You’re also probably connecting to more servers to access more apps, and using more storage to house … Continue reading

Be the Change: Paying It Forward with Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network

June 19th, 2013

Although the number of women-owned businesses is rising, women still face a steeper uphill climb than men when it comes to starting and running businesses. In the U.S., for example, women own about 30% of all non-farm, privately held U.S. … Continue reading

Dell’s Boston Think Tank: Big Ideas for Small Business

March 7th, 2013

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in Dell’s Boston Think Tank for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses (#smallbizboston) at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dell billed the session as a chance for business owners, startups and others to come … Continue reading

Dell’s Boston Think Tank: Big Ideas for Small Business

March 7th, 2013

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in Dell’s Boston Think Tank for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses (#smallbizboston) at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dell billed the session as a chance for business owners, startups and others to come … Continue reading

Dell World 2012: An Update on Dell’s Journey

January 2nd, 2013

Just before the holidays, I had the opportunity to attend Dell’s second annual Dell World user conference. Here’s my take on  Dell’s progress towards becoming an end-to-end solutions company, and its directions in the small and medium business (SMB) market. … Continue reading

Dell 2.0: A Progress Report from Dell’s 2012 Annual Analyst Conference

April 27th, 2012

I’ve been tracking and writing about Dell since the late 1990s, when Dell was riding high on its success in essentially reinventing the PC and x86 markets with its direct and efficient supply chain model. Over the years, I have … Continue reading

Dell Extends its End-to-End Storage Story for SMBs

March 19th, 2012

Storage is a key requirement for today’s small-to-medium business (SMB) and mid-market enterprises. As the amount of data multiplies, and the need to protect critical data grows, SMBs now require many of the same data storage capabilities as larger enterprises. … Continue reading

Dell Boomi: A Microcosm of Dell’s New Virtual Era

November 2nd, 2011

After attending Dell World, Dell’s first ever user conference a couple of weeks ago, it’s apparent that Dell’s progression towards becoming a pivotal vendor in what it terms the “virtual era” is well underway. And, last week’s announcement of Dell … Continue reading

Becoming a Smarter Customer

October 31st, 2011

—by Brent Leary, CRM Essentials, in partnership with SMB Group In conjunction with IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative, the SMB Group and CRM Essentials are working on a series of posts discussing how technology is empowering today’s customer, and why companies have … Continue reading