Dell’s partnership with Google grows, affordable group video conferencing gets closer

Today, Dell announced that it will be bolstering the company's relationship with Google and launching a Chrome-based video conferencing solution targeted at businesses.  

Dell debuts first Chromebook

Dell has introduced its first Chromebook, a web-centric laptop targeted at the education market. The Dell Chromebook 11 features an 11.6-inch display (1366 x 768 pixel), along with an Intel Haswell Celeron 2955U processor.

Dell upgrades Ubuntu Ultrabook with Intel Haswell, touchscreen

Dell has been targeting devs with an Ubuntu-powered Ultrabook for about a year now with its XPS 13 Developer Edition.

Facebook and the OCP gang up on Cisco

It is starting to look like Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) is to be a glorious alliance including Intel, Broadcom, and others which aims to give Cisco a kick in the nadgers.

How IDC and other numbers companies screw Apple and Dell

Numbers companies count products and equate market leadership to market share in terms of numbers of products sold. But this is a revenue model and revenue isn’t really the best measure of success in business. Rather, the optimal measure of success is typically profit, or how much cash the company has left after expenses.  

Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect (Project Opehlia) gets previewed

Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect is an Android PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into a TV or monitor, transforming it into a thin client device. Meaning, users can login to a remote server to run Windows or other enterprise software.

Dell declares the PC 'undead,' Windows 8.1 starts to shine

Dell really is pushing hard against the mindset that the PC is dead this week. The industry heavyweight had one of their largest PC launches ever and while tablets were a part of the launch, the devices didn’t eclipse the overall initiative. Personally, I think this is quite a strategic approach, simply because tablets haven’t been trending that well of late (particularly for Apple), and while volumes continue to rise, they are mostly tied to really cheap products.   

Dell vs. Icahn: Betting on a sure thing

Taking Dell private was never going to be an easy task. It is a big corporation and pulling together the cash to make this happen while jumping through all of the regulatory hoops would, for many CEOs, be more effort than it is worth.  

Opinion: Why Carl Icahn is full of crap in the Dell deal

I just finished reading an article in the WSJ talking about Icahn’s move against the Dell buyout and I think it is nonsense. Well, not the article, but rather, Icahn’s move to profit off killing the company. 

Facebook may be changing the server business for ever

A new data center in Lulea, Sweden, is an exemplar of the good Facebook is capable of. It is trying to do for hardware what Linux did for software. And it may be succeeding.

Dell on cyber security: You're screwed

I’m at the Dell Analyst conference this week and the Thursday morning session was all about security.

Dell falls out of a cloud

Troubled hardware maker Dell has become one of the first high profile companies to dump its public cloud plans.

Dell's Project (Android) Ophelia goes live this summer for $100

Back in January, we discussed how and why Dell was looking beyond the traditional desktop and notebook PC markets. Indeed, the industry heavyweight is currently prepping an Android-powered mini-PC known as Project Ophelia.

Dell down, but far from out

Dell's quarterly net profit has slipped 79 percent as the company endures the struggle to see who will carve up the majority share and in which direction it will be taken.

Dell intros minitower workstation. And rack

Hardware company Dell has introduced two server products that  it claims are best of class.

Dell profits expected to decline

A report claimed that Dell will announce results tomorrow that don’t match the expectations of financial analysts.

Michael Dell deal faces further obstacles

Michael Dell and his Silver Lake cash cow pal have been dealt a potential blow in their bid to buyout Dell.

Dell products shipped to Syrian warzone

Hardware maker Dell Inc has been left red faced after former Apple fanboy Syrian president Bashar al-Assad managed to buy shedloads of his gear, despite a UN embargo.

Rumors swirl around AMD buy

Opinion If you read the financial press you might be surprised to learn that AMD is about to be bought by every company under the sun.

Lenovo tipped to buy IBM X86 business

Just as Lenovo started climbing the ladder to become a top PC seller when it picked up IBM's PC business, it is now rumoured to be in early discussion about buying Big Blue's x86 server business.