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Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! The explosive popularity of virtualization and cloud computing has created a rich foundation for new and successful cyber attacks. Organizations are rapidly adopting the use of these technologies to save money and increase efficiency. With the advent of stricter compliance and regulatory laws significantly affecting industries, managing cyber risk to your organization is becoming more and more critical especially as new and emerging technologies are adopted and deployed. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Allen Vance, Director of Product Management, Data and Applications Security at Dell SecureWorks, will explore the cyber threats targeting virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Cloud Expo delegates will learn techniques and attack concepts that have better success than others when targeting these p... (more)

Boeing's Encrypted Mobile Phone, Intel's Studybook

The Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. According to Analysis Mason, three trends for small and medium enterprises over the coming year are:  More mobile cloud applications, including mobile device management; M2M fleet management solutions; and increased reliance on indirect sales channels. Read Original Content ABI Research predicts that shipments of cellular M2M modules produced in China will reach 13.6 million units by 2016, making up almost 40 percent of modules shipped in Asia. Read Original Content Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility.  This newsletter is sponsored in pa... (more)

Five Virtualization Best Practices

As our reliance on effective data centers continues to grow, we run into more and more issues that must be addressed to ensure security and availability. We've been turning to virtualization solutions for some time now, and many organizations have come to believe that it is the cure-all that will save them money and reduce the level of complexity. However, virtualization isn't a plug-n-play kind of thing. You can't just set it and forget it, because if it isn't done exactly right, you will only shift the costs and complexities rather than eliminate them. In order to get the most value out of the data center, it is important to understand the challenges and implement the associated best practices. As the number of business applications and volume of data continues to increase, data centers need solutions like virtualization to remain profitable - but simply installi... (more)

New Boost from Dell for Virtualization

Dell Software this week delivered Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition to extend the depth and breadth of managing and optimizing server virtualization as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and their joint impact on such IT resources as storage. Building on the formerly named Quest vFoglight Pro virtualization management solution, Dell re-branded vFoglight to Foglight for Virtualization to make it the core platform to the Foglight family. Foglight is not sitting still either. Improvements this year move beyond monitoring support for VMware View VDI, to later support for VMware vCloud Director, OpenStack, and Citrix Xen VDI. [Disclosure: Dell Software and WMware are sponsors of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] The higher value from such ecosystem and heterogeneous management support is the ability for virtualization server and system administrators to ... (more)

Lindows, Inc. Favors Dell over Apple, Updates Lsongs

Lindows, Inc. announced today the commercial support of the Dell Digital Jukebox (Dell DJ), a portable MP3 music player for desktop Linux. "We talked with Apple Computer about supporting the iPod but they want to keep that a closed system," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows, Inc. "Linux users should seriously consider the Dell DJ if they're looking for an affordable MP3 Player." "Dell DJ support is available for Linux through the Lsongs music player and offers users an easy way to manage their music portfolio," says a Lindows, Inc. company announcement. "By engineering the hardware and software to work seamlessly every step of the way, Dell DJ users can easily update their music library's content and playlists." To use Lsongs and Dell DJ together for music management and playback, users install Lsongs with one click from the Linspire software ... (more)

HP Falls, Dell Shines

Related Links: "Is Carly Toast Yet?" - Maureen O'Gara on HP's Fiorina, Three Years On "HP's Problem Ain't the SAP Install," Says Sun's Schwartz Dell on Thursday came in with solid numbers for its second quarter ended July 30, casting a long dark shadow over Hewlett-Packard's pre-announcement earlier in the day and underscoring the fact that HP's problems are of its own making, not an industry thing. Dell's profits jumped 29% to $799 million, or 31 cents a share, on revenues that rose 20% to $11.7 billion. The results were in line with consensus and the company's revised guidance for July, which had increased its earning forecast by two cents. In Q2 last year, Dell earned $621 million, or 24 cents a share, on revenues of $9.78 billion. The company said global product shipments were up 19% in the quarter. On a conference call with analysts, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins bragged... (more)

They Say "Dell" On The Side Instead Of "Sun"

Kiss Dr. Dobbs Good-bye! Unsubscribe Me From MXDJ ! [The following is an unedited transcript of an internal email exchange yesterday afternoon at SYS-CON Media offices. Disclaimer: We did not have any conversation with any of the hardware vendors regarding the selection of the hardware to install and use for the new "SYS-CON.TV" and "blog-n-play" Web sites. SYS-CON paid full price for the Dell hardware through Dell.com. Strukhoff did not know the online editor would publish his comment on the Web site.] From: "Roger Strukhoff" To: "Fuat Kircaali" Subject: Re: Rob did you buy more blades? Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 18:51:35 -0800 The fact that they say "Dell" on the side of them instead of "Sun" tells you all you need to know about IT today. ----- Original Message ----- From: John Hamilton Cc: web@sys-con.com Sent: Tuesday, February ... (more)

Dell Eats More of HP's Dust

For the second time in a row HP beat out Dell in moving PCs worldwide, this time increasing its lead, according to both Gartner and IDC. Gartner reckons HP shipments in Q4 grew 24% in Q4, giving it 17.4% of the world market, and it figures Dell's sales dropped 8.7%, reducing its share to 13.9% from 16.4% year-over-year. IDC gives HP 18.1% to Dell's 14.7%. In Q3 HP had 16.3% and Dell 16.1%, according to Gartner. Number one since 2003, Dell lost the premier position this past Q3 in a turnabout fraught with implications and dire foreboding for the struggling Texas giant. The Q4 numbers are Dell's worst showing in years. Dell, which is juggling profitability versus share protection, remains the leader in the US where it held 31% of the market to HP's 22%, according to IDC, but Dell lost share across-the-board there too and its US shipments were down 17.3%, according to Ga... (more)

Dell To Pre-Install Ubuntu on Consumer PCs

On Tuesday, ironically enough May Day - at least somebody in Round Rock hasn't lost their sense of humor - Dell announced that it would be pre-installing Ubuntu 7.04, a k a Feisty Fawn, from South Africa's up-and-coming Linux distributor Canonical on some of its consumer-bent laptops and desktops. Michael Dell's new laptop, which Dell said last week is sporting Ubuntu, proved an accurate weathervane of the company's intentions. The much-heralded move is meant to scratch the itch of those Linux devotees who wrote in to Dell's IdeaStorm suggestion box asking Dell for a factory-installed Linux option. The abiding question was which one. Dell said a survey found Ubuntu was the "most requested option." Dell tried selling Linux-based desktops and laptops for a couple of years back at the fin de siècle but quit in 2001 because demand was so low. Just how big the demand is n... (more)

Dell to Sell $599 Ubuntu Linux Systems

Dell has started selling two consumer desktops and a notebook fitted with a factory-loaded copy of the new Ubuntu Linux 7.04, making it the first of the major OEMs to offer standard low-end Linux SKUs. Prices start at $599 and $849. The desktops are a $599 Dimension E520n and an $849 XPS 410n. The notebook is a $599 Inspiron E1505n. In a prepared statement Dell said, "With no software costs associated with Ubuntu, the base price for each system is competitively priced and fully configured." Dell is prepared to provide hardware support through its normal support channels and is telling people to go to dedicated web sites and Linux forums or to Canonical for software support. The systems are targeted at Linux enthusiasts as a result of that feedback Dell got in its ideastorm.com suggestion box. Desktop Linux merchant Linspire has predicted the best Dell can expect from t... (more)

Dell and VMware Simplify Disaster Recovery with Integrated Virtualization Solution

In keeping with Dell’s mission to simplify IT, Dell announced the seamless integration of Dell EqualLogic storage arrays with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), which automates disaster recovery (DR) management in virtual infrastructures. As one of VMware’s largest resellers and Global Technology Alliance Partners, Dell and its network of Enterprise- Architecture-certified channel partners can now deliver a complete end-to-end DR automation and management solution. The combined Dell EqualLogic/VMware solution integrates PS Series Auto-Replication directly into SRM using PS Series SRM Storage Adapter software developed by Dell. VMware SRM enables non-disruptive, automated testing of recovery plans and automates the recovery process using SAN-based data volumes replicated to the remote site by native PS Series Auto-Replication software. Both Auto-Replica... (more)