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.
Lenovo is preparing new incent programs to stimulate activity in these areas, believing that as areas where Lenovo lags the market, they represent relatively easy opportunities to grow against the market.
ZeroStack has sold its software has to date on SuperMicro white box hardware, but requests from both partners and customers have led ZeroStack to broaden it out to Dell and HPE, with select other vendors likely on the way.
The Lenovo announcements included three joint offerings with integrators around SAP HANA, SAP-related data warehousing and memory announcements, and a hyper-converged sofolution r SAP Business suite applications stemming from their partnership with Nutanix.
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.
Dell believes its configure-to-order embedded PCs will do well in a market dominated by smaller manufacturers doing custom orders, and whose machines lack the software, manageability and support options Dell can offer.
While the Internet of Things is a hot commodity, monetizing it, except in industrial sectors where similar work has been done for years, has been problematic. One expert says that the key to monetization is implementing it with a successful recurring revenue model.
The new HP T730 Thin Client is a performance machine can support four UHD/4k displays natively, and six displays with an optional AMD FirePro discrete graphics card, to deliver what for the moment is a unique product in the market.
Dell also announced its Statistica data analytics package has been expanded to include middleware on gateways, and announced a contest for IoT solutions built on Dell gateways, which will have 16 winners, and runs until March 31, 2016.
While everyone at Dell World this year wants to know all about the upcoming integration with EMC, there are significant limitations on what the company can say at this point. That being said, here’s an interpretation of what they are willing to put on the record.