Month: February 2021
A record-setting 15,000 attended Dell Technologies World 2019 to witness the promise of progress and transformation made real. For a third year, Dell Technologies transformed the historic-looking Venetian Hotel and Sands Convention Center into a hub of future-focused tech. More than 15,000 IT decision makers, experts, and influencers traveled to Las Vegas to discover the next big thing and interact with the most exciting innovations available today. Featured attendees included MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, technology innovator and global music artist will.i.am, and Vatican clergy. Thousands more watched via the live stream.While AI and machine-learning were hot topics on the convention floor, our Client Solution Expo and IT leadership sessions focused on faster, smarter workplace devices created a serious buzz. Republic Airways, Briggo, and Sony Pictures – all Dell customers – shared their digital success stories.“Digital transformation has changed everything we do,” said Marsha Osborn, COO of the connected coffee company Briggo. “Now we can predict what our customer wants and give it to them in a more efficient way.”Dell Tech World was a fantastic place for the company to unveiled its plans to simplify the way organizations deploy, secure, manage and support PC systems and services with Dell Technologies Unified Workspace – all from the cloud by combining innovation from across the Dell Technologies family of businesses – Dell, VMware’s Workspace ONE and Secureworks.Jeff Clarke, Dell Technologies Vice Chairman stated that Unified Workspace is “…everything your business needs to be productive and secure is now seamlessly combined into one package.”“We’ve created an integrated solution that helps you support your full PC lifecycle and provisioning strategy, powered by the cloud…and you’re ready to rock and roll on day one,” he told the Tuesday morning general session.LATITUDE EVOLVES FOR A NEW ERAThis year’s conference coincides with the Dell Latitude family’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate, we released the best Latitudes yet: A 3000, 5000 and 7000 series of laptops and 2-in-1s completely redesigned for the modern workforce. These new Latitudes feature exclusive Dell Express technologies that boost productivity no matter where you work.“The release of the new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a huge highlight for us,” John Roese, Dell EMC’s Global Chief Technology Officer, said. “Incredible design and power in this very sleek, thin package, and completely designed for improved productivity of the users.”Rahul Tikoo, VP of Commercial Mobility Products, agreed. “The modern worker wants to be able to work from anywhere, anytime, and desires greater mobility. And we’re enabling that in the Latitude portfolio with smaller, lighter systems,” he said. “The 7400 2-in-1 is 16% smaller than the competition, making this the smallest 14-inch commercial notebook on the planet.” **Based on Dell internal analysis, November 2018.“The makeup of the workforce is changing,” he said. “The younger generation is used to awesome technology in their personal lives. We’re bringing those same experiences to the Latitude portfolio with features such as ExpressSign-in, ExpressCharge, and ExpressConnect.”POWERING THE NEXT WAVE OF CREATIVITY Recently, Dell has partnered with Sony to create the Sony Innovation Studios, a state-of-the-art facility for volumetric video and set scanning. The president of Innovation Studios, Glenn Gainor, discussed his company’s plans to digitize real-world environments and give future filmmakers the power to set their movies anywhere. “We’re trying to eliminate the need for physical space and allow filmmakers to shoot in multiple locations while never leaving the soundstage,” he said. “As the world embraces new technology, the need for speed, the need for power to compute, is going to become more and more important.”Mark Mann, a photographer who specializes in celebrity portraits, was stationed at the Client Solutions Expo area, taking volumetric photos of attendees. He explained how Dell Precisions help streamline his creative process. “We have the power, we have the GPU and CPU, and we’re using some pretty heavy After Effects stuff,” Mann said. “Dell computers just rip straight through it.”In today’s global market, creative collaboration is key. That’s why automotive company McLaren relies on Dell to help bridge the geography gap. “Collaborative design can now happen in 3D virtual space,” Paul Brimacombe, McLaren’s Head of IT Architecture said. “Our company can act as one entity even though we’re spread out across the world.”REMOVING BOUNDARIESAnother big focus at Dell Tech World was the need to create more opportunities and help a new workforce get the training they need. That’s why Dell is assisting companies like Republic Airways with their Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a new, more attainable approach to fight school.“There’s a global shortage of pilots,” Lauren Gaudian, Republic Airway’s Director of Communications, said. “We’re the first airline to create a cutting-edge flight school. We needed a partner that’s as agile as we are. Dell provides a one-stop shop of support.”Sally Eaves, CEO of Shift 7, has spoken at multiple Dell Tech Worlds and is optimistic about the pace of progress. “Technology is everything,” she said. “Today, it allows people to seamlessly communicate and collaborate anywhere.”According to various keynote speakers, the next three decades will hold more progress than ever before. To get ready, every business, every organization, every government, every health care organization needs to reimagine itself in this new digital age. “Data is your greatest resource,” Jeff Clarke told the Tuesday morning general session. “It holds the keys for you to better serve your customers, to gain deeper insights at how to better run your business and provides the information to breakthrough problems that were once unsolvable.”
Dell Precision is embedded within the creative industry. We’re honored that our workstations have powered visual effects in award-winning shows and blockbusters and we are committed to supporting industry partnerships and key events.To showcase our wide range of solutions for the media and entertainment industry, this year we are also bringing specialists from across Dell Technologies to SIGGRAPH 2019. Many of our workstations customers also use Dell UltraSharp displays and Dell EMC server and storage solutions to power render farms and help keep studios’ IP secure. Once creations are ready, Alienware and Dell consumer devices are also the perfect platform to enjoy or test movies, games and much more.As SIGGRAPH 2019 sponsors, this week you’ll see our solutions and specialists around the show:Dell industry and technical experts will be available on the Dell booth (#727). Visit to learn more about how Dell can support your workflow65+ Alienware systems and Dell monitors will power the Immersive Pavilion & VR TheaterCreator workflow demonstrations and portfolio showcases will be featured on the Dell booth. You can also check out Dell products at TechViz, NVIDIA, Blender, Boris FX, Blackmagic design, and Foundry locationsVisitors will also get an opportunity to hear from Dell customers such as DNEG, Animal Logic and Cinesite who are featuring across the showCreators wanna createWe work closely with the creative community to understand user workflows and needs. Something that has not changed in the last two decades is that customers simply want to create in real time. Creators want to bring their ideas to life instantly and expect technology to keep up. Dell’s broad workstation portfolio can be configured to support all levels of users. From animators working on 2D projects to the powerhouse creators who need 52 cores of power and VR Ready capabilities at their fingertips. Yet most of our customers don’t want to have to worry about speeds and feeds or software compatibility – they want a smooth experience and a worry-free creative environment.For this reason, Dell has built strong relationships with professional ISV partners. We carry out thorough tests to ensure that the creative applications our customers use every day are certified and optimized to work on Dell workstations. We’ve also created unique tools like the Dell Precision Optimizer which automatically customizes your system settings for the best application performance. It’s a dance of technology and creativity.Beyond #SIGGRAPH2019: Helping creators “thrive”The creative landscape has changed significantly in the 22 years since we launched Dell Precision. Visual effects have drastically improved, and photo-realistic rendering is now common place.Visual effects studios are constantly raising the bar when it comes to graphics. That’s why we were particularly excited about this month’s launch of the Dell Precision 7540 and Dell Precision 7740 mobile workstations featuring up to NVIDIA RTX GPU options.Dell’s most powerful mobile workstations went on sale on Dell.com on July 9 and feature the latest Intel® Xeon® E or 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. These NVIDIA RTX Studio mobile workstations use NVIDIA Turing architecture to provide GPU acceleration for real-time ray tracing, 8K Red Raw playback and artificial intelligence and machine learning functions. These features, captured in stunning, sleek 15” and 17” designs mean that customers can create on-the-go like never before.We’re happy that our partners also recognize the importance of the creative community. And we’ll continue to drive technology innovations to support the industry.We urge our customers to continue to push the boundaries of creativity. And if you’re in LA this week we look forward to seeing you at the Dell booth!
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal appellate judges expressed concerns about ordering revisions to a government watchlist of roughly 1 million individuals labeled as “known or suspected terrorists,” despite a lower court finding that the list was constitutionally flawed. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of the watchlist. Government lawyers urged the judges not to intervene in the list’s administration. They argue that the problems encountered by those on the list, like enhanced screening at airports, were too insignificant to merit intervention on constitutional grounds. Opponents of the watchlist say the burdens are significant for those who must live with them and that most are on the list for no good reason.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say an Australian man has pleaded guilty to securities fraud for cheating investors of nearly $90 million by squandering money they spent on his cryptocurrency fund. Stefan He Qin entered the plea Thursday in Manhattan federal court. U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss says the 24-year-old Qin spent money from investors on indulgences and speculative personal investments. She called it “brazen thievery.” Authorities said the fraud occurred from 2017 to 2020. Prosecutors said Qin cheated dozens of investors, including many in the United States. They said the fraud was revealed last summer when Qin was having difficulty meeting redemption requests from investors. Qin faces up to 20 years in prison at a May 20 sentencing.