A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace

November 17th, 2014

This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Dell’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from Dell World 2014. The second post, Dell’s Strategy to Provide Game Changing Technologies to SMBs, provides a … Continue reading

Sneak Peak at Dell World’s SMB Focus

October 27th, 2014

Recently, I had a chance to talk to Mark Horan, Vice President/General Manager at Dell to learn about what Dell World has to offer for SMBs. Here’s a recap of our conversation.  Laurie: Hi Mark, and thanks for taking time to provide … Continue reading

Why Should You Take 3 Days Out of Your Schedule to Attend Dell World?

October 8th, 2014

From November 4-6, Dell will host roughly 5,000 customer, partner and influencer attendees at its fourth annual Dell World conference in its hometown of Austin, Texas, and up to 10,000 attendees will tune in live online.  For those who are … Continue reading

Worms and Trojans and Snorts—Oh My! Perspectives on Dell’s 1-5-10 Security Discussion

August 1st, 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Dell’s 1-5-10 security panel discussion. This was the first in a series of small group events hosted by Dell to consider security trends and implications over the next one, five and ten … Continue reading

Nine Signs Michael Dell Will Be the Comeback Kid

June 10th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Dell’s annual analyst conference (DAAC), an event I’ve attended for many years. The big difference this year, of course, is that this is the first DAAC since Michael … Continue reading

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

Dell’s Green IT Growth Path: Paving the Way for SMBs

October 15th, 2013

We are all becoming increasingly dependent on technology–connecting more devices to more servers and networks to communicate, collaborate, automate and get our jobs done. New mobile and cloud technologies put more information and resources at our fingertips than ever before. … Continue reading

Agile Self-Ownership: Network Redux’s Growth Story

July 26th, 2013

Many people associate startups with venture capital funding. But, according to a recent Kauffman study, venture capital is the exception, with only 1% of new businesses getting funded by VCs. In addition, many entrepreneurs don’t want to relinquish control and … 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 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