Dell Technologies World 2019 is upon us, followed closely by National Small Business Week, making it the perfect time to announce the launch of the latest additions to our Vostro portfolio, the Vostro 13 5000 and Vostro 15 7000, designed with the needs of small businesses in mind.Michael Dell founded Dell Technologies in his college dorm room with a revolutionary idea and a great deal of dedication and hard work. These are key ingredients that company founders must possess to start – and successfully grow – a small business. Here at Dell, we understand the challenges facing small businesses today and have built our products and advisory services to enable them to scale, thrive and remain a competitive force in the marketplace, starting with our Vostro line.This is why we are thrilled to launch our new Vostros. The Vostro 13 5000 is the thinnest and lightest Vostro ever, designed for on-the-go business professionals. This portable 13” notebook is just 14.9mm thin with a weight as light as 1.18kg (2.6lb) and is encased in an aluminum cover that is both durable and sleek. The FHD display is surrounded by a 3-sided narrow border, which was made possible with the new 2.7mm HD webcam. While the HD camera provides a clear viewing experience, Waves MaxxAudio Pro boosts volume and SmartByte software ensures video-conferencing applications receive network bandwidth priority to reduce buffering, making it the perfect laptop for on-the-go business professionals who need to attend meetings from anywhere.To add to the lineup, the Vostro 15 7000 is our newest 15” laptop catered to professionals who need a high-performance computer that looks stylish, while keeping cost down. Encased in aluminum and featuring a narrow border FHD display, it is both durable and sleek. With up to Core i7 Intel Coffee Lake-H 6-core processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, a 97 WHr battery and an optional triple drive expandability storage option, this performance laptop is ideal for content creators or businesses that run intensive applications and need plenty of storage & performance when working on large projects.Vostro laptops come with security features that are easy to use for any business user. With an optional single-sign on fingerprint reader and built-in hardware-based Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip, users can instantly authenticate their systems and feel confident their data is well protected against malware and cyber threats.Dell also knows that small businesses rely on their technology partners for continued support. Therefore, we are offering the option of Dell Pro Support, which provides our customers with 24×7 direct telephone access to advanced-level technicians who are locally based relative to each small business.Small businesses play an incredible part in the nation’s economic growth and that does not go unrecognized. According to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), micro businesses make up 92 percent of all U.S. businesses. As we head into the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week, on May 5, a special time when we celebrate the impact of small businesses nationally, we’re excited to kick it off with new Vostros designed to enable and empower small businesses and entrepreneurs.The Vostro 13 5000 will be available on dell.com on May 16 starting at $849. The Vostro 15 7000 will be available on dell.com on May 16 starting at $1149.
You’ve been collecting great data, yet how much of it falls on the virtual floor? Most organizations can capture data from the Internet of Things, corporate systems, social media and other sources, but haven’t quite mastered turning that data into business value. This is a point underscored in a new report from Prowess Consulting that is focused on accelerating the data analytics journey.“Your organization is awash in data, arriving from different sources, in different formats, and destined for different uses,” the report notes. “And most data is never analyzed or used.”On the upside, Prowess notes that organizations do want to take full advantage of all their data by putting sophisticated analytics and artificial intelligence to work to extract valuable business insights from all those bits and bytes. But how do you get there?A good first step is to start with this report, sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®. In the report, Prowess offers straightforward guidance on five overarching steps your organization can take to gain more value from all that data piling up on your enterprise and cloud servers.Here’s a quick version of the story.1. Take a holistic view of your data lifecycle.Step back and look at your whole data lifecycle, from creation to archiving. Think in terms of optimizing across the continuum, beginning at the edge, where data is created, and reaching all the way to the end, to the archival stage.2. Focus on optimizing data early in its lifecycle.Take control of data starting at its point of origin, from remote cameras, the Internet of Things and more. As much as possible, compress it, shape it and process it before bringing it into your system. This front-end work can reduce the amount of data you need to transmit, store, protect and archive.3. Rethink staging.Think differently about server memory and storage, because Intel® Optane™ technology may be able to bridge those two worlds. For example, you can now put large amounts of non-volatile data on the memory bus right by the processor. Rather than thinking about storing data, think about pre-positioning it to get it in the right place and the right format and on the right media.4. Create a scalable, flexible infrastructure for analytics and AI.Don’t wed yourself to a particular framework or algorithm. And don’t get stuck with hardware that can do only one thing. Break down the infrastructure and analytics silos. Build cloud-like, multipurpose, HPC infrastructure that can run AI workloads alongside other workloads.5. Prepare for AI and ML everywhere.Think of AI as a valuable tool for optimizing data across your business. Use intelligent edge devices to preprocess data using pattern matching. Use AI to identify suspicious traffic in your network. Don’t think of AI as a destination for your data at the end of its lifecycle. Think about AI being everywhere.Moving forwardDell EMC and Intel offers solutions for each step in the process of accelerating your data analytics journey. These offerings extend from intelligent edge devices to PowerEdge servers to new Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC and AI that provide all the hardware, software and services you need to get a deep learning solution up and running quickly. The Prowess report highlights many of these offerings, and explains how you can put them to use to accelerate your data analytics journey.To learn moreFor the full story, read the Prowess white paper “Accelerating Your Data Analytics Journey.”Be part of the Intel® AI Builders ecosystem of industry leading independent software vendors, system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and enterprise end users who have a shared mission to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence across Intel platforms.Join the conversation @dellemcservers
Incremental changes can determine sizable progress. This key phrase summarizes Dell’s milestones in a nutshell — from a dorm room to a multinational company. At first, the mantra “Technology that enables human progress” might seem like it centers on automation and machinery as progress-drivers. But it revolves around people, those who develop technology solutions, and those who use them. The incremental changes in any domain start with people, as they are the enablers of transformation and the driving force behind improvement.Dell Technologies believes development programs are critical to its growth strategy, which is why the company invests in graduate programs around the world that are destined to maximize the potential of young people with a passion for technology. The success of the programs has exceeded all expectations, with the EMEA region surpassing the global target of 25 percent for hiring.The Foundation of the EMEA Sales Graduate Program: All About TrainingThe EMEA Sales Graduate Program kicked off in 2016 and since then has hired and trained 238 grads from 21 different countries.In the midst of workforce transformation, Dell Technologies’ graduate training is specifically tailored to reflect these changes. As a result, grads become fully knowledgeable about the Dell Technologies portfolio, as well as the company’s culture code within the first few months. It’s not just about amassing as much information about laptops and servers as possible, it is also about honing a proactive attitude, building rapport, establishing the right customer etiquette, improving presentation skills and acquiring all the other global skills that are necessary to any work environment. Ty Chan, one of the Cherrywood, Ireland-based sales graduates, even likened his initial experience at Dell Technologies to college life: “A lot of learning and asking questions but I am delighted that I have so much support from my team which allows me to grow!”In an effort to foster a collaborative environment, the EMEA Sales Graduate program holds two face-to-face events per year where graduates from all across the region meet up and learn from each other. Graduates are divided into groups and assigned projects per team based on their interests and strengths. Many of these projects go past the conceptual stage and are materialized within the company, one such example being the EMEA Online Platform Communication Special Project. The team in charge of this special project aimed to streamline the internal communication process and proposed a new internal communication platform to be adopted by Dell Technologies employees everywhere.Future Expectations at DellThe company’s 2020 achievement of hiring 25 percent of all external hires as graduates ensures that the company moves forward with the best, well-grounded talent on board. By identifying the most promising candidates and equipping them with the right tools to succeed, the program aims to kickstart novel careers in the IT industry and to support each individual development story.The company also vouches to balance out the gender ratio at Dell, not only within the Graduate Program but outside of it as well. Maintaining a gender ratio of 50 percent is an aspect that is controlled and considered at point of hire. Empowerment is more than just a buzzword to attract and recruit. Empowerment can be found in the goals of the company, in the steps taken to give leadership a female voice, and in the opportunities that Dell creates for its employees. Soufiane El Hachimi, a sales graduate from Casablanca, Morocco shares how the cumulative importance that Dell Technologies places on its employees shaped his perspective on the overall grad experience: “The fact that Dell Technologies invests in us with onboarding sessions, trainings, and F2F events was impressive and motivated me to do my best, to be more productive and useful as fast as I could.”The Outcome: Diversity, Drive, and DedicationIn a technology-driven world, people are still at the centre of everything. Therefore, the heart of this program is the human interaction through which ideas are shared and connections are made. Dell Technologies has built a collaborative work environment where diversity is celebrated, drive is rewarded and dedication is recognized. “I have never experienced such a warm and welcoming culture that made me soon realize that this work is my ‘happy place,’” exclaimed Pavla Fejfarkova, a Prague, Czech Republic-based graduate who summarized her experience within the company so far. Facilitating interaction between tech-aficionados and allowing them to exchange ideas is what made these meet-ups a success. We have discovered through them that interconnectivity is key, especially between generations. With the help of more experienced employees, Dell graduates not only become adept at their jobs in a short span of time, but they also receive incentive to succeed. As Madalina Ormenisan, sales graduate from the Glasgow, Scotland office states, “it is a real fortune to have had the chance to meet various great leaders who are contributing to making Dell Technologies such a successful company.” The transfer of knowledge goes both ways, as through the Graduate Program, we have also developed a Reverse Mentoring program in which young grads help other Dell employees learn the tricks of the social media trade.Through the EMEA Sales Graduate program, Dell Technologies continues opening up new avenues and paving the way for digitalization.To learn more about the program, visit our homepage here.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve pledged on Wednesday to keep its low interest rate policies in place even well after the economy has sustained a recovery from the viral pandemic. The Fed said in a Thastatement after its latest policy meeting that the improvement in the economy and job market has slowed in recent months, particularly in industries affected by the raging pandemic. Fed officials kept their benchmark short-term rate pegged near zero and said they would keep buying Treasury and mortgage bonds to restrain longer-term borrowing rates and support the economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators launched an all-night vote session laying groundwork on President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package, as the White House is increasingly focused on selling the plan directly to voters. Biden’s administration has done 60-plus interviews with national TV and radio shows. There have been spots on local TV news and briefings last week with more than 50 groups. One of the main goals is to stop people from getting bogged down in the tangle of partisan deal-making and convince them that every penny of the $1.9 trillion package is needed. Senators are voting on a budget resolution to set the contours of the final bill. One provision seeks to limit which Americans will qualify for $1,400 direct payments.