|[December 12, 2012]
Dell Evolves the PC: Combines Leading Design With Security, Manageability and Reliability
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell today detailed its strategy for developing and deploying PCs that
enable new user experiences while also meeting enterprise IT demands
around security, manageability and reliability. The company recently
introduced a completely redesigned portfolio of personal computing
devices, services and solutions that let people move easily between work
and personal applications. The devices also help enterprise IT
departments deliver solutions that enable personal productivity while
also protecting sensitive corporate data.
New Client Devices
Dell has recently introduced a completely redesigned platform of new
commercial and consumer tablets
and PCs that combine a consumer-friendly aesthetic with advanced
business client functionality. These new form factors were created to
capitalize on the advances in new operating systems such as Windows 8
and make touch computing available to more end-users than ever before.
"As one of the world's largest and most successful companies, General
Electric maintains a diverse set of technology solutions to address the
needs of our global workforce," said John Seral, senior vice president
and chief information officer at GE Energy. "This diversity creates
security and management challenges for IT, especially when new operating
systems and software packages are considered. That's why GE is excited
to work with Dell and use its XPS product line for our enterprise needs.
The design is attractive and something our employees are proud to carry
around, and the security benefits make IT's lives much easier.
Simplification is a major focus at GE and reducing operating system
variance from Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows is helped by the XPS platform that is
sleek and light."
The new devices recently introduced by Dell include the:
10 - Dell's first business-class tablet that takes advantage of
the latest advances in touch-enabled applications and fits easily into
current IT environments by supporting existing Microsoft productivity
applications and plugging into existing management consoles;
6430u - a 14-inch notebook that strikes the balance between
aesthetic appeal and corporate needs to be the most manageable and
secure Ultrabook thanks to Dell's unique vPro extension. The Latitude
6430u is backed by extensive world-class service and support;
XPS 10 - a
tablet that delivers laptop-like productivity so users can fluidly
transition from work projects to their personal pursuits. The XPS 10
is powered by Microsoft Windows RT and dual-core ARM (News - Alert) architecture; and,
XPS 12 - a
convertible notebook that combines the performance of an Ultrabook
with the ease-of-use of a tablet into a single device with a leading
edge touch experience. The innovative form allows users to quickly
shift from work to play and back.
"There are two key requests we are hearing from customers," said Sam
Burd, vice president and general manager Personal Computer Product
Group. "The first is they want to simplify the computing experience for
their organization, which means providing fewer or lighter devices to
employees. Secondly, and even more important, they still require
security and manageability. Dell's new portfolio of PCs announced this
fall and upcoming devices previewed this week at Dell World help them do
Bring Your Own Device
to empower businesses to embrace "bring your own device" (BYOD) and
is helping companies gain a competitive advantage. As a result, the
company has enhanced its offerings to meet both end-user and IT
"BYOD is growing in popularity with both businesses and users and is
becoming a reality in many environments - both large and small," said
Bob O'Donnell, program vice president, clients and displays, IDC (News - Alert). "This
creates a whole new set of challenges for IT which needs to strike
balance between end-user preferences, productivity and IT control.
Dell's setting sights on both audiences as evidenced in its current
Windows 8 lineup, and the services and solutions along the continuum
tailored for IT."
Solutions and Services
In addition to being designed to satisfy the most demanding user, the
new devices from Dell can serve as the foundation to complete, adaptive
solutions that allow IT departments to support BYOD. Today, Dell offers
end-to-end solutions that combine compelling hardware with
state-of-the-art services to help protect critical company data on a
variety of platforms and devices including those operating on Windows,
iOS and Android (News - Alert), thereby enabling companies to better manage a diverse,
heterogeneous device topology.
In order to help companies manage the multitude of devices on their
network while keeping them secure from external threats, Dell has
introduced a suite of complementary offerings:
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager is a recently
introduced SaaS (News - Alert) offering that integrates mobile device and mobile
application management functionality with additional capabilities such
as thin and zero client management and the ability to manage end-user
access to corporate content and apps from any device. It enables IT
departments to securely manage company- and user-owned devices
alongside end-user access to company applications and content without
the burden of ongoing solution installation, updates and maintenance.
Data Protection | Encryption is an intelligent file-based
encryption solution that protects data on laptops and desktops, as
well as external media, in case of loss or theft. It complies with
highest level US government security standards and meets U.S. Federal
Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification for data
Dell KACE this week announced a
limited release of its new K3000 Mobile Device Management Appliance
that extends systems management capabilities to enforce security
policies for both corporate and personal mobile devices running on
both iOS and Android operating systems. Integration with the K1000
System Management Appliance provides IT with a powerful, integrated,
easy-to-use solution to accurately track, monitor and manage desktops,
laptops, servers and mobile devices more efficiently.
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technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
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