Dell Articles

Dell To Make More Acquisitions

The CEO of Dell recently discussed his company’s future, and things are not going to be business as usual; “acquisition” and “innovation” were two of the talk’s main themes.

Ask, Dell Do Some Gardening
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A carbon-reducing tree planting initiative backed by Dell and Ask.com will complement the deployment of new energy efficient servers for Ask’s datacenters.

Ask, Dell Partner On Environment

Search engine Ask.com and Dell have partnered to protect the environment with custom energy efficient servers.

Lenovo To Launch $199 PC In China

Lenovo Group announced today that it would sell no thrills personal computers targeted at China’s large poor rural population starting at $199.

The Top Electronic Retailer Sites

Amazon.com and Best Buy were ranked #1 for being the best online electronics retailers according to a Keynote Customer Experience Rankings for Electronics Retailers study.

Global PC Shipments Increased 12 Percent

PC shipments worldwide reached 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2007. There was an 11.7 percent increase from the same period last year according to Gartner.

Bluewolf Forms Pact With Google

Google hasn’t yet mentioned the deal on its Official Enterprise Blog, but luckily for us, Bluewolf issued a press release.  It turns out that the company “has joined the Google Enterprise Professional program to help organizations more efficiently and effectively implement and deploy Google Apps.”

Do Not Follow Google’s Mistakes

This is not an attempt to bash Google. However, you can sometimes learn what not to do from some very successful people and products.

Google Gets Dell To Manufacture Search Appliance

With its market capitalization of over $160 billion, Google can probably do just about anything.  The search engine giant has chosen not to focus on manufacturing the Google Search Appliance, however – and instead handed over those duties to Dell.

Online Sales Slow Down

New statistics have indicated that online sales are slowing, and this has worried some people.  Yet “slow growth” is still growth, and – some projections accompanied those stats – even if 25 percent per year (in 2004) was great, nine percent (in 2010) won’t be too shabby.

OpenDNS Accuses Dell, Google Of Spyware
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The deal between Dell and Google that places Google’s toolbar on new Dell PCs has OpenDNS founder and CEO David Ulevitch questioning their practices.

Dude, Dell’s Getting Sued
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Poor customer service and deceptive advertising by Dell have led New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to sue the computer maker.

Jeff Jarvis Delighted With Dell?

Long-time readers will remember the Dell Hell episodes of a while back. My, how things change. Jeff Jarvis recounts his story of getting together with a number of Dell representatives last week.

Dell’s IdeaStorm: Social Media in Motion

When most companies decide to embrace social media, they usually use it as a vehicle to market new products and services, while at the same time seeking transparency. When Dell launched its IdeaStorm website, it departed from the normal “this is what we’re doing” message that most company blogs transmit.

Dell Rolls Out Linux Initiatives

For the past month, fans of the open source Linux operating system have been holding on to hope that Dell was serious about its intentions of packaging the OS with new systems and providing user support. Today, Linux enthusiasts received the happy news they have all been waiting for.

Online Reputation Management Basics
As much time and effort that marketers put into improving visibility within search results, not all search engine ranking pages (SERPs) are good. Increasing numbers of companies are experiencing the sharp edge of the sword from disgruntled employees or customers taking advantage of the amazingly simplistic process of publishing content to the web.

Dell Confirms Linux Offerings
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Several weeks ago, rumors began swirling about Dell’s potential plan to begin offering its customers a choice between Windows or Linux operating system for PCs and notebooks.

Linux Option for Dell PCs?

Reports have surfaced throughout the blogosphere that Dell may be considering offering its customers the choice of a preinstalled Linux distribution when purchasing new PCs from the company.

The speculation stems from Dell’s IdeaStorm website, where the discussion surrounding the possibility of Linux distribution and support is currently dominating the community consciousness.

Dell IdeaStorm – Ultimate Customer Feedback Example

Dell IdeaStorm, which launched earlier this month, is the ultimate example of Seth Godin-style “take something good, innovate, and make it great” thinking.

Vista Express Upgrade Not On Schedule

There was only one decent reason to buy a PC in the months leading up to the launch of Windows Vista: the Express Upgrade program, which gave buyers of new PCs with Windows XP a free or cheap upgrade to Vista. The "Express" part of the upgrade is turning out to be a bit misleading for Dell customers, with the upgrades arriving on a first-come first-served basis in as many as 6-8 weeks, plus a website that’s experiencing nasty downtime, bugs, driver issues and other kinks.

Dell Goes Digging For Compliments
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The PC maker unveiled two new elements of its digital media strategy over the weekend, as they seek user-created videos showing how people use their products, and a Digg-like message board where people can make and vote on suggestions for Dell.

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