Dell tops customer satisfaction survey – Technology Business Research

by Editor 7/7/2009 4:19:00 PM
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Dell has received top rankings across all the recent survey reports from Technology Business Research (TBR), including IT Service and Support, corporate desktops and notebooks and x86 servers. The IT services company has earned record customer satisfaction scores for the first quarter of 2009.

Research and consulting firm Technology Business Research analyzed results received from users at large and medium corporate organizations, who rated their desktop, notebook and x86-based server installed brands. Other than getting top rankings, Dell has also earned the title of the most improved performer of the year.

“Our continued focus on delivering technology solutions that customers want and need in today’s economic and IT environment continues to pay off,” said Jan Uhrich, Vice President Global Services, Dell. “We believe that through customer feedback, we are able to grow and evolve our solutions for increased efficiency and ever-better customer satisfaction. Consistent results across multiple categories exemplify Dell’s dedication to putting customers first.”

• Corporate IT Service and Support Satisfaction – Dell achieved a No. 1 ranking for IT service and support. TBR recognized Dell as the most improved vendor in this report, noting the company’s ongoing commitment to enhancing its support services offerings. Dell ProSupport offers IT support tailored to the customers’ environment, not the outdated one-size-fits-all model.

• x86 Servers – Dell held its No. 1 position in customer satisfaction for x86-based servers. Dell showed strong results for key server attributes including overall value, overall ease of doing business and replacement parts availability. Dell recently expanded its 11th generation PowerEdge server portfolio to include new systems for SMBs and remote office locations, and high performance computing clusters.

• Notebooks – Dell ranked No. 1 in the TBR Q1 customer satisfaction survey for notebooks, continuing its leadership for the last four quarters. Dell retained its full competitive strength for repair time and notebook value and regained its competitive position for parts availability. Dell recently introduced new mobile data security solutions for its Latitude line of laptops.

• Desktops – Dell ranked No. 1 in TBR’s customer satisfaction survey for desktops, marking the 8th consecutive quarter of Dell leadership in this report. Key survey findings indicate strong improvements in Dell’s overall satisfaction, phone support satisfaction and ease of doing business in this category. Dell expanded its OptiPlex desktop line to include the OptiPlex 160, Dell’s smallest commercial desktop ever, designed for energy and space efficiency and reliability.

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IBM’s State of Georgia contract to boost Dell’s managed services and SaaS

by Editor 11/24/2008 4:20:00 PM
IBM recently won an eight-year information technology (IT) outsourcing contract with the State of Georgia. The contract is worth $873 million and IT provider Dell is reported to be a subcontractor on the deal. A trusted source tells Seekingalpha.com that the deal is one of Dell’s largest managed services and Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts to date.

Dell has recently acquired several companies – Silverback Technologies, MessageOne, Everdream – with the goal to boost its SaaS and managed services business. The company has also certified more than 150 technology consulting firms as partners in order to offer Dell Managed Services to small firms across the U.S. It has also been testing direct managed services sales with clients in Texas and New York.

Now, the State of Georgia will also start using Dell Managed Services, which is a crucial step in Dell’s efforts to build its brand from a PC supplier to an IT services provider that earns monthly revenue by managing customer networks and applications.

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100 Best Companies in 2008 – Working Mother Magazine

by Editor 9/24/2008 4:50:00 PM
Working Mother magazine has released the list of the 100 best companies in terms of support they offer to working mothers.

The factors that the magazine considered when ranking the companies included flextime, telecommuting, parental leave, backup child care, and other family-friendly benefits.

There are four newcomers to the Best 100 list this year: Bain & Co., Dell, FINRA and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Deloitte is one of the companies that have been on the list for 15 years and have now been inaugurated to the Working Mother’s Hall of Fame.

Here are the 10 most family-friendly companies in 2008, in alphabetical order:

  • Abbott
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Ernst & Young
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • PricewatershouseCoopers
  • S.C. Johnson & Son

To download the complete list, visit the Working Mother magazine website.

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Technology and operational performance in emerging countries – Dell/EIU survey

by Editor 9/23/2008 4:19:00 PM
Dell, a leading global systems and services company, and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) presented the results of a new survey at the Economist Emerging Markets Summit 2008 in London today.

The survey shows that, while managers in fast-growing economies worldwide place a very high value on the role of information and communications technology, some of them find that there are several factors that pose obstacles to their companies’ effective use of ICT. These are: high technology costs, skills shortages, lack of central government ICT strategy, and poor telecommunication infrastructure.

The study, completed in September, focused on four topics: the impact of ICT, barriers to ICT use, skills and training, and policy factors. It included 537 managers and senior executives in Brazil, India, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam.

Here are some of the key findings of the survey: 

• Among firms who have been unable to obtain the technology they need, 41 percent of respondents say its high cost has been the primary obstacle;

• 45 percent cite insufficient national and local telecoms and Internet infrastructure as hindrances to better ICT use; and

• 36 percent state that a lack of adequate technology skills among employees prevents the effective use of ICT.

Speaking at the Economist Emerging Markets Summit, Dell chairman and CEO Michael Dell said: “Businesses in emerging economies are challenged by the high cost of technology and a lack of infrastructure. We’re tackling these barriers through affordable, accessible products and services that make managing IT much simpler.”

Stressing the importance of helping more people in more places learn the skills to make the most of the IT, he added:

“We are committed to doing our part in addressing the skills gap with Dell’s newly formed Dell Youth Connect, donating 1 percent of our pre-tax profits to IT skills training by 2010. Digital literacy has become critical for success in today’s Connected Era -- we can’t leave any part of the globe behind.”

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The Consultancy Careers Fair 2008 – London, October 9 -10

by Editor 8/26/2008 4:40:00 PM
This year, the Consultancy Careers Fair will take place at the Barbican Exhibition Hall in central London on October 9th and 10th.

Visiting consultants will have the opportunity to meet recruiters from a wide range of consulting firms. The doors will be open to them on Thursday, October 9th (18:30 – 21:00) and Friday, October 10th (09:30 – 16:30).

To attend, book your ticket on the Consultancy Careers Fair website, where you can also find more information about the event. Spaces are limited, so make sure you register your ticket soon.

UK's leading management and IT consulting firms, including some of the world's best known consultancy brands, and a number of boutique firms will be sending their recruiters to the event.

The consulting firms that will exhibit at the 2008 Consultancy Careers Fair include Accenture, Axon, Consulting Point, Convergys, Dell Corporation, Deloitte, Detica, Ernst & Young, Gartner UK, Hitachi Consulting, IBM, Mindbench, Navigant Consulting, PA Consulting, PCubed, PricewaterhouseCooopers LLP, Proudfoot Consulting, Qedis, Tefen Ltd, and many others. More than 45 stands have already been booked and over 2,500 people are expected to attend the event.

The annual Consultancy Careers Fair is organized by career websites Top-Consultant.com and TopITconsultant.co.uk.

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Senior IT executives to discuss economic challenges and market opportunities

by Editor 7/15/2008 1:56:00 PM
Information technology (IT) industry leaders will address the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the current global economy during a keynote panel presentation at Breakaway 2008, the annual member conference for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the association announced today.

Breakaway 2008 is set for August 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.

The executive panel discussion Economic Crisis…Or Opportunity" is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 6. Seven IT industry leaders will discuss how current uncertain economic conditions are affecting the business climate for technology solution providers. Scheduled to participate in the discussion are:

• Derek DeVette, vice president, channel affairs, Diskeeper Corporation

• Mike Gerentine, vice president, global channel and solutions marketing, IBM

• Gary Gillam, vice president, channel operations, Xerox North American Resellers

• John Gray, vice president, channels, Oracle

• Kerry McDonough, director, channel sales, Cisco Systems, Inc.

• Mike Menegay, global director, Dell Business Services, SaaS

• Scott M. Vogel, vice president and general manager, global outsourcing and infrastructure services, Unisys Corporation

The panel will be moderated by Heather Clancy, vice president, strategic communications, SWOT Management.

2008 may be remembered as a year of tough economic times, or as a turning point in the view of technology as a true business solution, one that helps small and large companies achieve both greater efficiencies and drives new sources of revenue," said Chuck Wilson, vice president, conference and event management, CompTIA. The Breakaway 2008 panel session will include ‘from-the-trenches perspectives of key vendor and channel executives. They will discuss why certain regions, industries and technologies might fare better than others; and why disciplined focus and execution are paramount to success."

For more information on Breakaway 2008, the IT industrys premier partnering and educational event, please visit http://breakaway.comptia.org/.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit www.comptia.org

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Dell launches new infrastructure consulting services

by Editor 6/26/2008 1:47:00 PM
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Dell today introduced new infrastructure consulting services to help organizations of all sizes improve their storage management and data protection, enable effective disaster recovery procedures and implement backup recovery processes. These services will help companies better manage traditional data and the new and rapidly growing digital file content created by the increasing adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in business. Enterprise and medium-size organizations can expect to experience 55 percent compound annual growth rates in the volume of their file-based storage capacity over the next several years.

Connected Era Creating Unprecedented Storage Demand

The amount of information created this year will surpass available storage capacity as more and more consumers and businesses go online2. Companies must manage the complexities of growing storage infrastructures and protect, back up and retain data to comply with industry regulations, while protecting themselves from increasingly sophisticated external threats. Companies also want to fully utilize storage so that they don’t pay for storage that is not used.

“For many customers, managing their data access, protection and recovery environment has become unnecessarily difficult and the risk to the business through data loss in the event of human error or disaster is both real and material,” said Paul Kaeley, Storage Consulting Practice Director, Dell. “Dell's new consulting services provide a path to simplifying customers’ storage and backup environments.”

“Dell examined not only our immediate needs but also our goals for the future in terms of replication, disaster recovery and data back up,” said Barry Schwartz, IT/Network Manager of Metrologic Instruments.

Dell improved the efficiency of Metrologic’s data back up from 80 to 14 hours by consolidating servers, resulting in a goal of 200 percent return on investment, and helping ensure business continuity and protection of 40 years worth of the company’s intellectual property.

Services Designed Around Storage Management and Data Protection Pain Points

Dell will work with customers to:

• Implement a tiered-storage infrastructure where less critical data can be moved to the appropriate tier helping to drive down costs for the business;

• Rapidly identify improvements within backup and recovery infrastructure and help customers to stabilize and optimize operations; and,

• Plan, design and implement data disaster recovery to help protect and recover data in event of crisis.

Additionally, in partnership with GlassHouse Technologies Inc., Dell will plan, design and implement IT disaster recovery plans to ensure companies have the people, process and tools to restore IT operations in the event of a crisis. Dell can also simplify the management of heterogeneous backup environments by providing managed backup, remote backup monitoring and remote backup reporting.

“There’s an appetite for storage services, but companies are weary of long engagements that last for six months and the end result is a PowerPoint with a bunch of meaningless platitudes,” said Stephanie Balaouras, Forrester senior analyst. “What I like about [Dell’s services] is that there is an emphasis on consulting engagements that are short in duration and the recommendations are useful and actionable.”

Tiered Storage, Data Disaster Recovery and Backup Restore Optimization and Stabilization services are now available worldwide, except in Latin America. IT Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Backup and Restore Assessments and Managed Backup, Remote Backup Monitoring and Remote Backup Reporting services are available to customers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada and will be available to customers in the rest of Europe and Asia later this year.

Practical Solutions, Not Armies of Consultants

Dell has a modular approach to infrastructure consulting. The company uses tools, automation and repeatable methodologies and best practices to identify pragmatic solutions to IT infrastructure management challenges in days and weeks rather than months. Dell services also include on-going support and managed services.

Storage Consulting services are available directly from Dell and through Dell’s Partner Direct program. Channel partners should contact their account representative for further information.

About Dell

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit www.dell.com, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to www.dell.com/conversations. To get Dell news direct, visit www.dell.com/RSS

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Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2008 - winners and finalists

by Editor 6/17/2008 10:50:00 AM

Recognizing partners that delivered exemplary solutions to customers, Microsoft Corp. has announced the winners and finalists of its 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The awards honor Microsoft Registered, Microsoft Certified and Microsoft Gold Certified partners that delivered exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year.

Award winners and finalists were chosen from among nominations from around the world. Winners and finalists will be recognized at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008, the company's premier annual event for industry partners, being held July 7-10 in Houston. More than 2,000 entries were submitted by partners worldwide.

The award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers' needs.

"The Partner of the Year Awards recognize the incredible innovation and value that Microsoft partners are delivering to our customers," said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "The winners and finalists announced today have helped raise the standard for delivery of customer solutions and support. It is a privilege to recognize their work in designing and deploying exemplary customer solutions built on Microsoft technologies."

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list including category descriptions is available at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/docs/POTY08FS.doc.

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Oxford Computer Group, United Kingdom 
  • Finalist: NetPro Computing, United States 
  • Finalist: Quest Software, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Exchange Migration and Deployment Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Compugen, Canada 
  • Finalist: BrightPlanIT, United States 
  • Finalist: Janalent, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: groupSPARK, United States 
  • Finalist: WebCentral, Australia 
  • Finalist: 7global, United Kingdom

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Storage Solutions Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Compellent Technologies, United States 
  • Finalist: HP, United States 
  • Finalist: NetApp, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Dimension Data, Australia 
  • Finalist: CDW, United States 
  • Finalist: Getronics, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Windows Desktop Deployment Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Getronics, Netherlands 
  • Finalist: Sogeti, France 
  • Finalist: 1E, United Kingdom

Business Process and Integration Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: EMC, United States
  • Finalist: Frends Technology, Finland 
  • Finalist: Solidsoft, United Kingdom

Citizenship Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Citrix Systems, United States
  • Finalist: Travi@ta, Belgium 
  • Finalist: PointBridge, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Application Infrastructure Development Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: imason, Canada
  • Finalist: T-Systems Enterprise Services, Germany 
  • Finalist: AVIcode, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Smart Client Development Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: InterKnowlogy, United States 
  • Finalist: Charteris, United Kingdom 
  • Finalist: SourceCode -- K2.net Workflow, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Vertigo Software, United States 
  • Finalist: TI-M Monterrey, Mexico 
  • Finalist: Infusion Development, United States

Data Management Solutions, Business Intelligence Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Information Management Group (IM Group) Ltd., United Kingdom 
  • Finalist: evidanza, Germany
  • Finalist: Satyam Computer Services, India

Data Management Solutions, Database Management Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Integrated Services, United States 
  • Finalist: Orion Technology, Canada 
  • Finalist: Idera (BBS Technologies), United States

Distribution Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Tech Data Brasil, Brazil 
  • Finalist: Express Data, Australia 
  • Finalist: Ingram Micro, United States

Enterprise Alliance Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Accenture and Avanade, United States 
  • Finalist: EDS, United States 
  • Finalist: HP, United States

Global ISV Consumer Partner of the Year Special Recognition Award 

  • Winner: Sonic Solutions, United States 
  • Finalist: Cewe Color, Germany 
  • Finalist: Pinnacle Systems, United States

Global ISV Infrastructure Partner of the Year Special Recognition Award

  • Winner: Citrix Systems, United States 
  • Finalist: CA Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Quest Software, United States

Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year Special Recognition Award 

  • Winner: Fiserv Inc., United States 
  • Finalist: Epicor Software Corp., United States 
  • Finalist: Open Text, Canada

Global ISV Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Special Recognition Award 

  • Winner: Dassault Systemes, France 
  • Finalist: Epicor Software Corp., United States 
  • Finalist: Pitney Bowes Inc., United States

Information Worker Solutions, Data Visualization Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Idea Integration, United States 
  • Finalist: Sogeti USA, United States 
  • Finalist: Visimation, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and Forms Partner of the Year

  • Winner: LegendCorp, Canada 
  • Finalist: Dataract, Australia 
  • Finalist: Concept Interactive, Canada

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Project Management Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: EPM Live, United States 
  • Finalist: AccTech Systems, South Africa 
  • Finalist: LMR Solutions, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Deployment Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Dimension Data, Australia 
  • Finalist: Atos Origin, Netherlands 
  • Finalist: Citrix Systems, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Solutions Development Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Goodsen Technology, South Korea 
  • Finalist: Fujitsu Consulting, Canada & Navantis, Canada 
  • Finalist: Triomis, Germany

Information Worker Solutions, Performance Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Mariner, United States 
  • Finalist: TGO Consulting, Canada 
  • Finalist: Information Systems Partners, South Africa

Information Worker Solutions, Portals and Collaboration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Ascentium, United States 
  • Finalist: Datatel, United States 
  • Finalist: IMPACT Management, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Search Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Tam Tam, Netherlands 
  • Finalist: Beyond IT, Argentina
  • Finalist: Getronics (Australia), Australia

Information Worker Solutions, Unified Communications Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: MTS Allstream, Canada 
  • Finalist: Ensyst, Australia 
  • Finalist: Siemens IT Solutions and Services International, United States

ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: ICONICS, United States 
  • Finalist: Integrated Solutions, Hong Kong 
  • Finalist: Mimosa Systems, United States

ISV/Software Solutions, Innovation Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Verdiem Corp., United States
  • Finalist: ImageTag, United States 
  • Finalist: NewsGator Technologies, United States

Learning Solutions Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: iSolve Business Solutions, South Africa 
  • Finalist: Koenig Solutions, India
  • Finalist: QuickStart Intelligence (Irvine), United States

Licensing Solutions, License Delivery Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Bytes Technology Group, United Kingdom 
  • Finalist: DAQUAS, Czech Republic 
  • Finalist: Softcat, United Kingdom

Licensing Solutions, Software Asset Management Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: DATALOG Software, Germany 
  • Finalist: Specialist Computer Centres, United Kingdom 
  • Finalist: Dell, United States

Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Fullscope, United States 
  • Finalist: XAPT Hungary, Hungary 
  • Finalist: Hitachi Consulting, United States

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: i5, South Africa 
  • Finalist: Ascentium, United States 
  • Finalist: Sonoma Partners, United States

Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: InterDyn -- Socius, United States 
  • Finalist: BDO Dunwoody, Canada 
  • Finalist: Touchstone Group, United Kingdom

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Eclipse Computing Australia, Australia 
  • Finalist: Tectura, Germany 
  • Finalist: Tegos, Germany

Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Elypsis, United States
  • Finalist: Davidson-Richards, United Kingdom 
  • Finalist: POSitive Technology, United States

Microsoft Dynamics SL Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Synergy Business Solutions, United States 
  • Finalist: Strategic Information Solutions, United States 
  • Finalist: Tribridge, United States

Mobility Solutions Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: CDC, Russia 
  • Finalist: Tibco Mobile, France 
  • Finalist: Trust Digital, United States

Networking Infrastructure Solutions Partner of the Year 

  • Winner: Quadrasystems.net, India 
  • Finalist: IT Matters, Canada 
  • Finalist: LPI Level Platforms, Canada

OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Germany 
  • Finalist: GN Netcom, United States
  • Finalist: Quintum Technologies, United States

OEM Hardware Solutions, System Building Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Germany
  • Finalist: THIRD WAVE, Japan
  • Finalist: UNIT.COM, Japan

Security Solutions, Identity and Secure Access Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Omada, Denmark
  • Finalist: Oxford Computer Group, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Certified Security Solutions, United States

Security Solutions, Infrastructure Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Eurodata Systems, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Sentry Metrics, Canada
  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net, India

Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Quadrasystems.net, India
  • Finalist: ITnorth.ca Network & Consulting Service, Canada
  • Finalist: Kinetics Group Ltd., New Zealand

International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tech Data Brasil, Brazil

About the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft's partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace.

Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found on the Partner Program home page at https://partner.microsoft.com.

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Dell and CSC to simplify IT from desktop to data centre

by Editor 6/6/2008 3:32:00 PM

CSC has announced its plans to work with Dell Inc. to design and deploy strategic solutions that enable clients to drive excess cost and complexity out of their information technology (IT) environment and deliver more computing capacity.

The solutions will be designed to help clients simplify processes associated with IT and enhance innovation while leveraging technology to more effectively meet business needs. Dell and CSC have worked together for more than six years, providing desktop and data center solutions to many of the world's leading public and private institutions.

The companies have jointly developed and delivered integrated data center solutions for financial and healthcare institutions; high-performance computing environments for government agencies and Fortune 50 companies; and managed infrastructure services for several Fortune 500 companies.

CSC and Dell bring complementary capabilities to the solution offering. Dell delivers customized technology and services that speed deployment and simplify infrastructure management, such as factory integration of company applications and images, and asset tracking, management, and asset recovery. Dell also provides a full range of support services for end-users. CSC brings global IT services consulting and support, as well as expertise with a range of large vertical markets such as manufacturing; healthcare; chemical, energy and natural resources; and the public sector.

Based on these complementary capabilities, Dell has been named to CSC's recently formed Premier Partnership Program.

"By combining Dell's 'Simplify IT' initiative with CSC's expertise, we will deliver superior value for our enterprise clients," said Paul Rector, vice president of Dell Global Alliances. "Our proven methodologies will help organizations reclaim time, money and personnel needed to drive true innovation into their daily business processes."

"This effort expands a great relationship and will provide our joint and future customers with enterprise innovation essential for differentiation, market recognition and new revenue growth," said David Booth, CSC president of Global Sales and Marketing. "Further leveraging our strengths and enhancing vertical-industry service delivery aligns with CSC's Project Accelerate strategic growth initiative and is a natural progression toward higher levels of client satisfaction."

About CSC

CSC is a leading IT services company. CSC's mission is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. With approximately 90,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting.

Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC reported revenue of $16.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2008. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com.

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Top 100 Technology Vendors for 2008

by Editor 5/14/2008 2:05:00 PM
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The Aberdeen Group, the leading research and market intelligence company in the technology sector, has released its Annual State of the Market Report.

This year, the report includes the list of the top 100 organizations – hardware, software and service providers – whose contribution to the business community has excelled in recent years.

The report also pinpoints the top criteria businesses use when choosing technology solutions: total cost of ownership (43%), product functionality (42%), vendor stability (24%), market specific knowledge and experience (24%), domain or industry expertise (22%) and reputation (21%).

Microsoft, Oracle and SAP took the leading spots on the list of the top technology vendors. They were followed by other prominent global technology providers like IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and others.

The IT services sector is well represented in the Top 100 with technology companies like Accenture (#25), EDS (#36), Tata Consulting (#43), Infosys (#56) and Capgemini (#79).

The report is based on five years of research and a survey of 4,645 respondents. In 2008 alone, the Aberdeen Group will conduct more than 240 benchmark studies. 90 percent of the Fortune 500 and 75 percent of the Global 500 companies rely on the Group's research.

 

Here are the top 25 technology vendors for 2008:

 

1. Microsoft

2. Oracle

3. SAP

4. IBM

5. Cisco

6. Hewlett Packard

7. Dell

8. Salesforce.com

9. EMC

10. Sun Microsystems

11. Google

12. RIM (Blackberry)

13. Siemens

14. Adobe

15. AT&T

16. Apple

17. Sage

18. Infor

19. Nortel

20. Avaya

21. Red Hat

22. Motorola

23. Verizon Wireless

24. Dassault

25. Accenture

 

For the full list, go here.  

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