Yesterday was the first day of the Dell Services and Solutions for the Virtual Era analyst event, nicely for me, in Austin. While there’s a well known consumer and server side to Dell, much of their future-looking life tied up on growing their “enterprise” credentials and offerings. Rather than just selling hardware, Dell wants to be the type of “partner” to businesses that you see larger tech vendors like IBM, HP, and Oracle playing. This is totally appropriate and where growth for a vendor comes from.
Dell’s Barton George de-briefed me, as it were, in a quick video, above. I’ll steal his summary of topics: