Networks Asia — Dell’s planned US$67 billion acquisition of EMC will create a broad collection of businesses called Dell Technologies. Under that umbrella, the pure Dell name will live on in the company’s client business, including its PCs, while its enterprise infrastructure division will be called Dell EMC, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced on Monday at EMC World in Las Vegas.
Telecom Asia — Dell is building an ecosystem of partners to help customers navigate the fragmented IoT landscape and identify the right technologies to develop IoT solutions. The Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program will provide participating partners with access to Dell’s product portfolio and support.
Dell — As companies continue to experiment with the Internet of Things, Dell OEM Solutions is ramping up activity at its three IoT labs: in Santa Clara, California, Limerick, Ireland, and Singapore. Jointly funded with Intel, the labs provide potential and future Dell customers, from small startups to large telecommunications companies, with a facility to develop proof-of-concept projects in IoT.
Times of India — Dell Inc is set to announce an agreement on Monday to sell its non-core information technology consulting division to Japan’s NTT Data Corp for $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move will allow US computer maker Dell to trim some of the $43 billion in debt it is taking on to fund its pending cash-and-stock acquisition of data storage provider EMC Corp, a deal worth close to $60 billion.
Times of India — PUNE: Almost two years after Dell revamped its go-to-market strategy, channel partners account for 40% of the American computer technology company’s sales. The share of the channel partners is higher in India than the global average for the company, Neeraj Matiyani, director, storage solutions, enterprise solutions group, at Dell India said without sharing exact numbers.
Digi Times — Dell reportedly has significantly increased its desktop component supply from China-based players for 2016 and is planning to increase the supply share to above 70% in 2017, looking to reduce costs and tighten its relationships with local governments for a better chance to land procurement orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, the news has not been confirmed by Dell.
Times of India — Japan’s NTT Data Corporation is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Perot Systems, the information technology consulting division of Dell Inc, although differences over price persist, according to sources familiar with the matter. The deal would be NTT Data’s most significant overseas acquisition as it seeks to expand in the United States and boost its offering in so-called knowledge process outsourcing, which has become popular with businesses looking to cut costs.
SBR — Dells have just launched last month its first Internet of Things (IoT)) lab in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. Located in Singapore, the lab was put up in collaboration with Intel, and is Dell’s third IoT lab globally. It is based within the Dell Solution Center in the Dell Singapore office. The facility features Dell and Intel IoT solutions with end-to-end platform facilities allowing customers to test the products and consult with Dell technical experts.
Reseller News — Dell has opened its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) lab in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, based within the Dell Solution Centre in Singapore. The new facility, launched in collaboration with Intel, was unveiled by Glen Burrows, Area Vice President, Dell OEM, Asia Pacific and Japan and Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, South East Asia, Intel.
ZDNet — With interest in Internet of Things (IoT) ramping up in Singapore, so are tech vendors eager to ride the wave. One such market player is Dell, which has just announced a new test site dedicated to the technology. The hardware vendor on Tuesday unveiled a lab here to provide a platform for customers in Asia-Pacific, including Japan, to test proof-of-concept (POCs) IoT products.
Economic Times — Given the high-tech environment of Singapore, Dell early this week opened a unique technology lab fully dedicated to Internet of Things. This facility offers firsthand experience of IoT products and devices to end-users. Dell’s IoT lab has been launched in collaboration with Intel and is aimed to tap the growing interest and upcoming market of IoT devices and solutions in the entire Asia Pacific region.
Channel News Asia — SINGAPORE: IT company Dell on Tuesday (Jan 19) announced the opening of its Internet of Things (IoT) lab in Singapore in conjunction with chipmaker Intel – the first such facility in Asia Pacific. According to Dell, the lab will focus on enabling intelligent devices, speeding up the connection of legacy IT systems to cloud computing-based ones, and analysing big data for usable information.
Channel News Asia — REUTERS: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has joined the bidding process for Perot Systems, an IT management business of Dell Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. The company had been interested in acquiring the company since last year, but re-emerged as a bidder in the last few days, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is private.
Deal Street Asia — Business services companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, NTT Data Corp and Atos SE are competing to acquire Perot Systems, an IT management business ofDell Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Dell is hoping Perot Systems will fetch more than $5 billion, helping it trim its debt load following its agreement to acquire data storage company EMC Corp for $66 billion, including debt, the people said this week.
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Dell Ventures, the $300-million venture fund arm of personal computing giant Dell, is planning to bet big on the Indian startup ecosystem and partner or invest in new-age disruptive startups in the country, as part of its broader push into Asia, a top company executive said in an interview.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Virtualization software maker VMWare expects the takeover of its parent, EMC Corp, by Dell to help it make inroads into the small and medium enterprises and businesses market in India, where the US technology giant has a large presence. “Where I think we will have opportunity to do a little more with Dell will be in the small medium enterprise and the SMB space where VMware has not had a large footprint. We have not had access to that market which is a Dell stronghold,” Arun Parameswaran, managing director at VMware India, told ET in an interview.
The Register — Tokyo OpenStack Summit: Dell, Mirantis and Big Switch Networks have launched an OpenStack Neutron networking reference architecture using a Big Cloud P+V SDN Fabric, Dell Open Networking switches and Mirantis OpenStack. This was tested on an 8-rack, 300 compute-node OpenStack data centre Pod at the Dell Open Networking centre of excellence in Santa Clara, CA. and claimed to be deployed in just two hours.
The Stack — Agility is not a new concept in the IT industry. However, the proliferation of cloud computing has shone a spotlight on how technology is enabling companies to be more agile. When CIOs and CTOs refer to agility in the context of cloud computing, it can mean two things. The first is a reference to cloud agility in the technological sense: The ability to achieve true cloud agility is tied to the rapid deployment of computer resources.
MIS Asia — The Internet of Things (IoT) hype is gradually becoming a reality. According to research firm IDC, there were 9.1 billion IoT units installed in 2013, and this number is expected to grow to 28.1 billion in 2020. The IoT market revenue, which stood at US$1,928 billion in 2013, is also forecast to reach US$7,065 billion by 2020.
Digital News Asia — DELL Inc has announced Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS), a new line of business within Dell’s Enterprise Solutions organisation which it said would meet the specific needs of web tech, telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organisations. These businesses often have high-volume technology needs and supply chain requirements in order to deliver business innovation, Dell said in a statement.
Times of India — BENGALURU: India was the fastest growing market for Dell last year, the first full year since the company went private. The growth was two times faster than in the second fastest growing market. And the growth did not come from a low base. India is Dell’s third largest market, after the US and China. Dell India MD Alok Ohrie told TOI that the company grew 30% in its fiscal year ended January 2015, compared to the year before.
Digi Times — Dell’s server shipments and revenues have been growing at a double-digit rate over the past few years, and it now ranks as the second-largest server vendor globally in terms of shipments and revenues, according to Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of server solutions unit at Dell.
Techgoondu — Dell plans to hire about 300 more sales representatives in the Asia-Pacific region as part of efforts to capture a bigger slice of the business IT market. In a statement today, the company said the expanded sales force will be tasked to sell a full suite of IT products and services including servers, software, mobile devices and PCs to business customers. Hiring is currently underway and is expected to continue for several months, it added.
Dell’s Alienware has opened its 100th Chinese specialty retail outlet in Ningbo, Zhejiang. With a total area of 82 square meters, the new Alienware base will allow consumers to experience Alienware’s hot products such as Area51, Alpha, and new products like Alienware 13/15/17. At the same time, the store designed several special zones, including a 5v5 gaming zone, triple-screen racing experience zone, 4K curved wide screen experience zone, and living room gaming solution experience zone.
NEW DELHI: Fair trade watchdog CCI has rejected allegations that computer maker Dell India Pvt Ltd indulged in anti-competitive practices with respect to the business of a particular server. It was alleged that the company engaged in unfair business ways by creating entry barriers in the market for x86 server. After finding that there was no prima facie evidence of competition norms’ violations, the regulator decided to close the matter. Competition Commission of India (CCI) keeps a tab on unfair business practices across sectors.
China’s X86 server market scale reached USD1.6 billion, a year-on-year increase of 23%, according to a report from market research firm Gartner. Inspur, Dell, and Lenovo ranked the top three in this market. Statistics from Gartner show that during the first quarter of 2015, the global server market saw obvious growth with shipments of 2.67 million units, representing a year-on-year increase of 13%. This was reportedly the first time for the global server market to reach double-digit growth since the global economic crisis in 2008.
In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13% on year, while revenues increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever,” said Adrian O’Connell, research director at Gartner.
The third version of China’s data center server technology standard project led by China-based Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are set to be announced at the end of 2015 and the project will cover more standards and adopt a modularized design to help reduce China data centers’ server purchasing costs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. China launched the first version of the project in 2012 and the second in 2014 and the project is rather similar to the Open Compute Project (OCP) that Facebook has been aggressively promoting.
MUMBAI: Computer hardware major Dell plans to double the number of its stores in India to 800 this year and increase the proportion of its enterprise sales through channel partners, buoyed by its growing sales and market share in the country. Dell India’s sales of servers and storage have been rising in the last two years, according to consultancy IDC India, even as rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard have pulled back from the market. IBM has sold part of its server business to Lenovo while Hewlett-Packard has announced that it was splitting into two companies.