Dell will invest $50 mn for the next three years to set up an innovation facility in Singapore with the aim to focus on R&D work in digital transformation tech. Amit Midha, Dell’s president of APJ and global digital cities said, out of the total investment, $23 mn will be invested this year itself. Dell launched a skills programme in Singapore for over 3,000 people to learn new skills in cloud computing, data protection, data science, and big data analytics.
Boeing would outsource its IT work including support of cloud services and databases to Dell from April, eliminating 600 jobs or 10% of the total IT staff. Boeing shed 20,000 jobs in 2020 and might need to cut 11,000 more in 2021. “The aim is to increase the efficiency, simplify operations and advance our digital transformation,” said Susan Doniz, VP for IT and data analytics of Boeing. Employees can either find different work within Boeing, apply in Dell or be laid off.
Tech industry heavyweights — Google, Box, Citrix, Dell, Imprivata, Intel, Okta, RingCentral, Slack, VMware, Zoom — launched the Modern Computing Alliance with the aim to “drive ‘silicon-to-cloud’ innovation for the benefit of enterprise customers. The alliance aims to create a new and modern computing platform to provide additional choice for integrated business solutions. Experts, however, opined that the alliance is all about helping enterprises adopt Chrome and Chrome OS.
Intel Corp on Wednesday unveiled “Tiger Lake”, the 11th-gen version of its flagship chips for laptops, hoping to regain the market share that it has lost to AMD due to manufacturing delays. This move is also intended to counter Apple Inc machines with Apple Silicon chips. Intel said that it worked with laptop makers including Dell and Samsung and that 50 machines from different makers will be available for the holiday shopping season.
The global PC market, after declining 11.7% in Q1, has made an impressive come back with 11.2% YoY growth in Q2. A total of 72.3 mn units — laptops, desktops, and workstations — were sold as per IDC’s on PC market report for Q2 2020. HP with over 25% market share leads the market, followed closely by Lenovo ( 24.1%). Dell (16.6%) was in third place. Apple (7.7%) was the fastest-growing vendor with a YoY growth rate of 36%.
Dell Technologies, NASSCOM have partnered to build a robust ecosystem by uniting low-cost business-critical products, services. Under NASSCOM’s SME Advantage Program, this move will help over 2400 SMEs, 9000+ start-ups to ensure smooth operational functioning. NASSCOM members will get exclusive offers on Dell’s Client and Infrastructure solutions. With these solutions, firms can equip their teams with industry-leading technology and ensure business resiliency.
The Cloud Complexity Imperative report, commissioned by firms like Dell and VMware, surveyed over 1,257 IT decision-makers across 11 countries and 3/4th of them believe that cloud management consistency can reduce security breaches, and boost application development. 90% organisations have increased efficiency using cloud management. 38% find hybrid cloud initiatives as value boosters. It also saves 70.5 person-hours per week.