Dell is stressing that its recent workstations announcement is far more than just the latest feeds and speeds, but is part of a strategy to give customers the massive capabilities, immersive computing, and virtual reality of an AI-driven future that has already started.
Connolly acknowledges he will need to work hard to assure Dell EMC Canada customers, partners and staff that a guy coming from the EMC side of the house gets the commercial business, which is mainly legacy Dell.
Dell Technologies’ CEO took questions on a myriad of topics, ranging from the wisdom of doubling down on PCs when the segment is in decline, to why a traditional hardware company believes it to be well positioned for the cloud era.
Like the ProDeploy Enterprise Suite introduced a little over a year ago, the Dell EMC ProDeploy Client Suite offers three levels of service offerings, designed in a way to make it easy for partners to resell or co-deliver.
Dell EMC has made a restructuring in Canada into Enterprise and Commercial Sections, which are very close to pre-combination EMC and Dell respectively. They are crediting this as a key reason for strong performance over the last nine weeks.
Mary Ann Yule believes the message of the new HP has strong resonance in Canada, particularly with the emphasis she has made since taking over of having HP’s Canadian staff be more empathetic to partners.
Many details still have not yet been determined, or cannot be made public, but at EMC World, Dell and EMC indicated some additional information about what the massive new organization would look like, and be called, once the merger is complete.
The Z1 G3 also has additional features and storage. What may be a negative for some – and a plus for others – is the reduction of the display size, from 27 inches to 24. HP also announced new receiver software, which will give Apple Mac OS X users access to HP Z workstations.
Kevin Peesker used his lead keynote at Dell Canada’s large customer event in Toronto to address fact and fiction about the approaching EMC acquisition, with the pink fluffy unicorns of myth taking pride of place in his discussion.