Our Small but Mighty Contest Winners Prove Mighty Comes in All Sizes

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Dell hosted the Small but Mighty contest in partnership with Inc. and Fast Company to honor small businesses around Small Business Saturday. Started out of Michael Dell’s dorm room, Dell has never forgotten its small business roots and is committed to aiding the success of the small business sector.Therefore, we asked small businesses to tell us what makes their business mighty — how they turned challenges into opportunities and the role technology played along the way. Winners are awarded a suite of Dell PCs and McAfee security solutions. It is amazing how many small businesses are out there, and this was such a fun and powerful way to showcase the unique creativity, perseverance and drive behind them all.This year, we received several heartwarming and impressive entries from small businesses around the country. The stories highlighted how they reached where they are today and the addition of technology to support that growth. After reviewing numerous submissions, we’re excited to announce the incredible winners of this year’s contest!Here’s a look at this year’s Small but Mighty winners:Melissa Scott, CEO of MODEFYwearPinterest: @modefywearInstagram: @modefywearFacebook: @modefywearMelissa is the CEO of MODEFYwear, she is also a deaf woman. Melissa started her business when she was on a work assignment for the Olympic Games in the Middle East. To adhere to the respectful cultural norm of wearing a hijab, she designed a hijab that would be comfortable to wear while using a hearing aid. The hijab she created started a movement. Endurance athletes reached out asking her to make one for them, and then women in the medical field. The end result was the creation of an entire line of apparel for women who dress modestly that extends beyond religious identities. Technology played a major role because it helps Melissa with communicating to her customers, vendors, suppliers, investors and manufacturers.Jerod Couch, Owner/Partner of Jerod CouchInstagram: @WashedSeries ,@TheCreativeCouchYouTube: #WASHEDFacebook: @WashedSeried, TheCreativeCouchJerod is the owner and partner of The Creative Couch, a filmmaking business. This past year, he created an eight episode digital series called #WASHED. At the time, he had limited resources and funds, but he did have talent, ideas and drive. Technology opened a door of opportunities for him and allowed him to create a show on par with larger studio productions. A reliable and powerful computer allowed him to create the TV show. Jerod’s team produced this show independently, which means partnerships were heavily involved and essential due to their non-existent budget. In the end, their film was selected to be featured in a Film Festival in Hollywood and they have secured national digital distribution.Ronald Sato, Owner/Partner of S+L Millworks Inc.Facebook: S + L MillworksRonald is the owner and partner of S+L Millworks, a custom millwork company based in Tampa, Florida. After the collapse of a 20 member woodshop, many craftsmen were out of jobs. Ronald decided to save a couple of jobs and start a business with these talented fabricators. The Great Recession allowed Ronald and his team to collect the tools they needed from auctions and failed businesses. Their network partner includes contractors, designers, vendors and business friendlies. Ronald and his team use 3-D rendering applications such as Sketch-up, to accurately draw their clients’ ideas. Since Ronald replaced his team’s outdated computers with Dell XPS towers, they were able to enhance their renderings, shop drawings and material take offs. Ronald said, “People are the most important aspect of our business.” Ronald and his team are a group of talented people who use their vendor resources and network partners to provide quality products to their customers.Jeffery Clark, Owner/Partner of 2114 Los Feliz, LLCJeffery is the owner and partner of 2114 Los Felix, LLC, and he owns several rentals in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Based in California, technology plays a HUGE role in managing, growing and maintaining his properties and business. Jeffery’s properties are scattered all around Phoenix, Arizona. This means it’s imperative that the team carries communication devices with them wherever they go. Jeffery and his team utilize Dell laptops all the time. By carrying their PCs around, they can immediately obtain the information they need whether it’s tenant information, house history/repairs, taxes, insurance, POCs and more. Lindsay Lasseigne, Owner/Partner of Jeff Lasseigne ConstructionFacebook: @jefflasseigneconstructionInstagram: @jefflasseigneconstructionLindsay and her husband own a construction company that specializes in building using a combination of old world craftsmanship and new technology. As owners of a construction company, Lindsay multitasks as contractor, designer, business student, secretary, public relations, marketing, wife, the list goes on. After many years of sacrificing for their labor of love, their business is growing! While it remains a small family-run business, they have learned to embrace how ‘new world technology’ is key to continued growth and success. The end result, their motivation and Dell’s technology will allow their business to soar.And in case you missed it, Dell’s Cyber Monday Deals are happening now until Dec. 2! Check out these top deals such as:Dell XPS 13NEW Inspiron 13 7000NEW Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1last_img read more

Just Go Away! 4 Server Technologies to Ditch in 2019

first_imgIt’s that time of year again. Another year gone by, which means prepare to be bombarded with bold predictions of technology-related innovations and trends that will come your way in 2019. And for every new amazing technology you’re introduced to, there’s many others that just need to go away. Like now. For good.If you want to move forward, you must be willing to shed the old. Technologies that were once cutting-edge, which brought IT productivity and innovation, can now trap you. They stagger on, slowly, relentlessly consuming your data center. And then your business. Bid them goodbye.Aging infrastructure can slow performance, require extra IT support, and incur unexpected maintenance costs. It can cause you to fail to meet business objectives. According to the analyst firm IDC, neglecting to upgrade your server infrastructure in a timely fashion, can cost IT organizations up to 39-percent of peak performance. IDC also found that is adds up to 40-percent in application management costs and up to 148-percent in server administration costs.[i]FOUR KEY METRICS SAY IT’S TIME FOR A SERVER REFRESH[ii]Server technology “unpredictions”  As thought leaders look to the future and share things you should start doing, here, we’ll focus on the other aspect of innovation – the things that should be left behind.Goodbye: Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)Meeting the challenges of exponential data growth[iii] and increasingly diversified applications and infrastructure is nearly impossible with existing, spinning hard disk drive (HDD) technology. HDDs, tailored for traditional enterprise applications and mission-critical needs, have been the workhorse of the storage industry for decades. However, while the capacity of HDDs has increased over the years, their random input/out (I/O) performance has not, creating bottlenecks in data access. Additionally, they consume lots of power and maintenance. Many of today’s enterprise web, cloud and virtualized applications require both high capacity and performance; HDDs do not deliver a cost-effective storage solution.Hello:  Solid State Drives (SSDs)Solid State Drives (SSDs) based on NAND flash memory are well suited for today’s modern data center.[iv] Compared to HDDs, SSDs offer vastly higher data-transfer rates, higher areal storage density, better reliability, and much lower and more consistent latency and access times. Additionally, SDDs consume less power per system than equivalent HDDs, reducing data center power and cooling expenses. And it is non-volatile memory (NVM), its retains data when power is removed; no destaging is required. While using SSDs instead of HDDs in any storage platform significantly improves application performance, the gains are even more dramatic with SSDs are connected directly to the server’s PCIe bus via NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory Express). When you maximize CPU core utilization with SSDs you can use fewer recurring software licenses across your deployments to maximize your IT budgets.Dell EMC-branded SSDs are put through a very stringent manufacturing and quality process to ensure you are receiving high quality components that are fully compatible with PowerEdge servers. Dell EMC has strong relationships with multiple suppliers of enterprise drives. Often, Dell EMC embeds requirements and test plans into the supplier’s product development processes. This means the drives have been developed with Dell EMC functionality in mind. Additionally, we specify and control the manufacture of our drives’ firmware and hardware subcomponents to ensure compatibility and add additional capability to reduce the costs of maintenance. (To learn more, see Why Choose Dell EMC Enterprise-class Drives?)Goodbye: Homogeneous ComputingThe speed of innovation is starting to catch up with Moore’s Law.[v] A few years ago, the typical data center was designed around row upon row of off-the-shelf, industry standard x86 servers. And like clockwork, the hardware got exponentially better and with it, software, every two years. But the one-size-fits all homogeneous approach is coming up against physical limits for scaling transistors while still managing power and thermals. This issue, as well as the demands from today’s compute-intensive applications, driven by the insatiable demand for more data, more real-time information and faster services, means the days where general-purpose microprocessors run all workloads are gone.Hello:  Heterogeneous computing, where conventional CPUs are augmented with specialized processors, or accelerators, improves the performance and power efficiency of servers while running compute- and data-intensive workloads that are becoming commonplace in the modern data center. Accelerators in various forms like GPUs (graphics processing units), FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), and ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) can be used to speed up workloads such as virtualization, 3D/2D graphics, HPC and emerging applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and database analytics.Dell EMC, together with our ecosystem partners, can deliver the PowerEdge servers, acceleration hardware and expertise to help you choose the tools you need to reach your performance goals. In the high-performance computing (HPC) and AI space, we offer systems that run both Intel® Xeon® and AMD EPYC™ processors, GPUs from NVIDIA® and AMD, and FPGAs from both Intel and Xilinx™. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for ML and deep learning with NVIDIA GPUs deliver unprecedented performance. Whether you have small or large IT infrastructure, there isn’t a user today who can’t use acceleration in some part of your environment. (To learn more about two accelerators used in AI, see, “FPGAs vs. GPUs:  A Tale of Two Accelerators.”)Goodbye: Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)Managing heterogeneous scale of cloud- and web-based data center infrastructures with large numbers of servers can be challenging. Traditional interfaces, defined for server-centric environments, like the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), are outdated, complex, and vulnerable to security breaches. Additionally, administrators, programmers and DevOps must deal with a multitude of devices that didn’t exist when the IPMI was created, making it very difficult to integrate these devices into their environments.Hello:  RedfishRedfish, an open industry-standard API published by the DMTF (formerly the Distributed Management Task Force), is designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and software defined data center. Delivering both in-band and out-of-band manageability, Redfish leverages common Internet and web services standards to expose information directly to the modern tool chain.On Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, the Redfish management APIs are available via the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC). An out-of-band management controller, iDRAC enables remote management of all hardware components on a server. (Information on the Dell EMC implementation of the Redfish standard can be found in the whitepaper, Introducing the Dell EMC PowerEdge Redfish API.)Goodbye: Cybersecurity Security attacks continue to take a substantial toll on organizations across all industries. New threats and vulnerabilities are being identified in real time, while many other attacks often infiltrate an organization’s firewalls. The consequences of a security breach can be staggering. The financial implications aren’t the only concerns. Security breaches also bring significant operational and reputational risks. However, while cybersecurity is increasingly top of mind for many IT managers, most of the focus is on preventive mechanisms that protect the OS and applications from malicious attacks. Little thought, or planning is devoted to securing the underlying server infrastructure, including the hardware and the firmware.Hello:  Cyber ResiliencyCyber resiliency is a mindset that encompasses the full spectrum of issues that occur before, during and after a system experiences a malicious or adverse event. The objective is not to try to create an impregnable fortress. Rather, it is to create the capability to anticipate threats and to absorb the impacts of such threats. It is also to respond in a rapid and flexible way to ensure key systems and processes continue operating. By expanding the scope, cyber resilience offers a longer-term, sustainable approach to managing business risk.Dell EMC server and storage solutions address potential security problems with integrated, designed-in defenses and features that make then more resilient against both internal and external threats. PowerEdge servers leverage an immutable Root-of-Trust which establishes a chain of trust extending throughout the server lifecycle, from deployment through maintenance to decommissioning. Dell EMC combines it with comprehensive management tools to provide robust layers of security across hardware and firmware. The result is an integrated Cyber-Resilient Architecture that provides a hardened server design to protect, detect and recover from cyber-attacks. (To learn about the Dell EMC comprehensive approach to server security see, End-to-End Server Security: The IT Leader’s Guide.Out with the Old, In with the NewIf your business is still running on legacy infrastructure, you’re running on borrowed time.[vi]  So, as you turn the calendar forward to 2019, shake off the old and make way for innovation. And not sure where to start?  It shouldn’t surprise you that our answer is, start with Dell EMC. Dell EMC Live Optics™ gives you an industry standard, safe and simple way to impartially explore your environment and workload performance. Live Optics, free, online software can help you identify what to leave behind and how to operate more efficiently in this new year.What would you ditch? Are there some technologies you hope to bid adieu in 2019? Share your thoughts in the comments section.[i] Jed Scarmella, Rob Brothers, and Randy Perry, “Why Upgrade Your Server Infrastructure Now?” (IDC White Paper commissioned by Dell EMC, July 2016)[ii] Ibid. When servers age beyond the optimal replacement cycle, relative sever performance declines over time as support costs increase. According to IDC, deltas between year 1 of operation and year 5.[iii] IDC predicts that the global DataSphere will grow from 33 zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 103 ZB by 2023, a 26% CAGR. (“Worldwide Global DataSphere Forecast, 2019-2023,” IDC #US44615319, January 2019)[iv] See, Dell Solid State Drive FAQ with Servers and Storage[v] Tim Cross, “After Moore’s Law,” Technology Quarterly, The Economist, March 12, 2016, retrieved January 28, 2019[vi] See, Forrester Consulting, “Modern Compute is the Foundation for Your IT Transformation, Failure to Update Can Stunt Your Growth,” February 2018, Thought Leadership Paper commissioned by Dell EMC and Intellast_img read more

Get Your Head in the Clouds – Accelerate Your Business with Cloud Native Applications

first_imgWhere does the IT department fit when application development shifts to a cloud native model? Does IT still matter? Do YOU still matter? How do you add value?In our digital-first world, enterprises of all sizes must move at startup speeds to outpace their competition. The need for speed can push application developers and IT to their limits. Traditional application development timelines are no longer a viable option; they leave organizations trailing behind. Those who deploy cloud native applications can meet customer and stakeholder expectations for speed and functionality faster than ever before.It’s called “cloud native” development for a reasonCloud native applications are applications developed to run in any environment and at any scale. They can run on public or private clouds, in traditional data centers, on intelligent edge devices, and with easy growth from a single laptop to operation across multiple data centers. They also do this faster, with greater scale and serviceability than traditional application models. Simple enough, right?Developers predominantly build cloud native applications in containers – executable software packages that include both the application code and the infrastructure dependencies for running that code. And containerization is moving fast. According to Gartner, “by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 30% today.”[1]As Michael Dell has said: “The cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” Accordingly, using a cloud native model doesn’t require you to develop and run your applications in a proprietary public cloud; it’s a style of development and deployment that supports the requirements of a hybrid cloud/multi-cloud way of doing business. Put simply: while containers don’t require a cloud-based approach, they provide an easy way to move to a cloud-based deployment model.This microservices-based model requires the management of a large number of new containers rather than a small number of monolithic applications. To control them, you need a container orchestration tool to keep your container-based applications healthy and nimble. Things like application updates and simplified rollbacks are necessary for true production-ready platforms. While there are many different container orchestration systems, 83% of companies that use one report that they run Kubernetes. It holds a wide lead in market share over any competitor. If you’re unfamiliar with Kubernetes, our good friend Phippy from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation can help you understand it here.Develop a strong partnership between IT, application developers and business leaders to accelerate cloud native applicationsIT can ensure your environment is ready to shift more applications to a cloud native model. Armed with modern tools, they can anticipate and meet the needs of developers and business leaders before they try to solve problems on their own.Developers: We often hear from cloud native application developers that they need flexibility to work on the platform of their choice (VMware, Pivotal, Red Hat, Google, Microsoft, etc.). They want to use the development tools and resources with which they have expertise. They also can’t wait for IT to stand up hardware for running new applications as they have in the past. They want a frictionless experience where they can stand up and tear down containers when they need to and without delay.Business leaders: While business leaders need the speed and rapid update cycles that cloud native development processes deliver, they also want to avoid turbulence. That means protecting applications and data with production-ready solutions that deliver a seamless user experience at lower risk. Business leaders also want assurance before they invest in a new development model; they want to know they’re partnering with industry leaders who aren’t just experimenting with a fleeting technology trend.How can Dell EMC help you realize your cloud native strategy?As a platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Dell Technologies has a proven commitment to accelerating cloud native adoption. At Dell EMC, we leverage that partnership to build products that are more cloud native friendly. We also collaborate with a broad ecosystem of other industry leaders to help IT and developers move into the cloud native world.With Kubernetes running on Dell EMC, you can accelerate your adoption of a cloud native approach in a way that is flexible, frictionless and safe.Flexible – Provide developers the most common cloud native platforms while you maintain control of cost and availability. How? Leverage the Kubernetes deployment option of your choice through Dell EMC platform integration with Pivotal, Google, Microsoft and IBM (Red Hat).Frictionless – Provision and deliver the underlying infrastructure services on demand to your containerized applications wherever they are deployed across your private clouds, public clouds and edge deployments. We provide tools that are deeply integrated and automated to deliver a consistent experience, allowing IT to move at the speed of developers.Safe – Deliver containerized apps with confidence in large-scale production environments through best-in-class data protection, security and support services. We also support a broad curated ecosystem of partners, providing dependable and durable support for your Kubernetes applications.We can help you provide the most popular Kubernetes deployment options to your developers while maintaining control over the IT environment with fast and simple cloud native operations. We can do this all on proven infrastructure with resilient operations, to protect your organization and its valuable data.To learn more about how Dell EMC is innovating across its broad portfolio of servers, storage, networking, data protection and cloud platforms to deliver the best cloud native platform for organizations of all sizes, tune in to our announcements at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco Aug 25-29, or visit our Virtual Press Kit.[1] Gartner, Top Emerging Trends in Cloud-Native Infrastructure, May 2019 – ID G00385619last_img read more

New XPS 15 and 17 Are Here

first_imgWelcome the new XPS 15 and 17 with a virtually borderless, 4-sided InfinityEdge display. (Check out 360° view of XPS 15 and XPS 17)Often imitated. Never duplicated. Highly anticipated. The new XPS 15 and XPS 17 are here! We’ve redesigned the XPS 15 and introduced an all-new XPS 17 with larger screen sizes so you can see and do more.While these new additions to the XPS family offer beautiful new designs and the latest technology innovations, there’s much more to XPS than meets the eye. It’s every little detail that makes up the entire XPS experience.Introducing the new XPS 17 (Check out an augmented reality demo of XPS 17 using your iOS or Android phone)After a near 10-year hiatus, the XPS 17 returns as the most powerful XPS laptop ever.1 But it’s not just about muscle, the XPS 17 is also the smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet2. The virtually borderless, 4-sided InfinityEdge display makes it smaller than 48% of 15-inch laptops available today3, putting the XPS 17 into a class of its own.More power for your creative projectsIntensive projects, gaming and VR are no match for the XPS 17 Designed to be the most powerful XPS laptop ever made, the XPS 17 features the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. Packing this much performance into a laptop of this size requires engineering ingenuity to keep the system performing smoothly. Under the hood, we’ve packed a unique thermal design for increased fan airflow4 to fuel demanding projects.Meet the redesigned XPS 15(Check out an augmented reality demo of XPS 15 using your iOS or Android phone)The redesigned XPS 15 is the smallest 15.6-inch performance class laptop5. But don’t let this compact footprint fool you! It’s got an immersive audiovisual experience like no other in its class, thanks to a larger 16:10 display and new up-firing speakers.XPS 15 strikes a balance between power and portability to fuel content creation at home or on-the-goWith the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics with Max-Q design and up to 25-hour battery life6, you can easily stream your favorite shows, edits photos for Instagram, render 4K videos or create original sounds and textures on your DAW.New experiential features extended across XPS 15 and 17Masterfully crafted from premium materials like CNC machined aluminum and aerospace-inspired carbon fiber. (XPS 17 pictured above)The XPS 15 and 17 are crafted from two pieces of machined aluminum, so they’re lightweight, yet strong and durable for folks on the move. We also designed a new hinge to make room for the new stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge display.Stunning color accuracy100% Adobe RGB and 94% DCI P3 color gamut delivers saturated, bright and accurate colorWhether creating content or consuming it, the XPS systems have your back with immersive  visuals. Optional 4K Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) resolution provides pinpoint accuracy, precise detail and sharp images. And the XPS equipped with Eyesafe display technology reduces harmful blue light while maintaining the vivid color you need to deliver your best work. Ready to collaborate securelyDesigned into the new XPS is MaxxAudio® Pro by Waves, the suite of studio-quality audio and voice optimizations Our smallest ever HD webcam is discretely hidden at the top of the display, ready at your command for video meet-ups and virtual get-togethers. You’ll come across loud and clear thanks to top-mounted mics with advanced echo cancellation and noise reduction technologies.To make sure you’re not running late to virtual hangouts with friends and family, the XPS family features Windows Hello – a fingerprint reader built right into the power button – so you can safely unlock your PC and get to visiting without entering a password.Surround sound 3D audio XPS 15 and 17 audio architecture are tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph PuigXPS 15 and 17 are the first-ever laptops7 featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio for speakers tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph Puig. On headphones, Waves Nx® can track your head movement to align the direction of sound to your visual point-of-view, and on speakers, Nx® headtracking puts you in the best seat of the house.Unleash your creativity Laura Lawson Visconti, Professional PhotographerXPS 15 and XPS 17 badged with Creator Edition on Dell.com have been carefully selected to support hobbyists and creative enthusiasts like Laura Lawson Visconti, above, who uses her laptop for content creation. Laura told us, “Editing on my XPS15 has been a game-changer due to the speed and portability of the laptop. I take it everywhere with me!” These configurations are built with creative tools that speed high-resolution video editing and graphic design processes. Colby Brown, pictured below, stated: “For me, the XPS name represents performance, reliability and portability. Core elements that any photographer or creative needs in order to focus on what we do best…creating amazing content!” Colby Brown, Professional Photographer, Photo Educator and AuthorXPS sustainable packaging becomes more recyclable Every XPS 13, 15 and 17 arrives wrapped in a gift-box style package made from sustainably sourced materials (XPS 13 pictured above)On a planet with almost eight billion people, every action we take makes an impact. Dell has set a goal of using 100% sustainable packaging by 2030, made from recycled or renewable material. We have eliminated foam and single-use plastic bags8 with the new XPS family, getting us steps closer to that Moonshot Goal. You can toss the entire XPS box in the recycling bin without thinking twice since it contains recycled ocean-bound plastics, locally recycled plastic, sustainable materials and recycled corrugate.Final Words – it’s more than new productsThere’s more to XPS than meets the eye. While XPS devices speak for themselves, our customer’s journey goes well beyond the hardware. Here’s the software, support and services that complete the XPS experience. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:40Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. With Dell Mobile Connect, you can seamlessly integrate your XPS PC with your smartphone. Both Android and iOS users can now make calls, send texts, fully mirror your phone screen to use your apps, and get notifications and drag and drop files9 between your phone and XPS. Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store.Dell Migrate, a new, simple, do-it-yourself tool from Dell Technologies Services, moves important and hard to replace data and files from any Windows-based PC10 to your new XPS device—so you can get up and running fast. With the automated tool, customers can prioritize and move files with ease.Dell Technologies supports its customers with 24×7 phone support11, automated issues detection or onsite service after remote diagnosis12. Learn more about Dell Premium Support Plus services here.See below for more details on pricing and availability. Please share your comments with us  on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.Pricing and availabilityXPS 15, starting at US $1,299.99, available in the U.S. and Canada today and across participating European and Asian countries throughout this week.XPS 17, starting at US $1,499.99, available in the U.S., Canada and participating European and Asian countries this summer.Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store and will come pre-installed on all Dell consumer systems this spring.Dell Migrate, starting at US $39, is available in the U.S. for Dell XPS, Inspiron G Series and Alienware PC customers today. Meet the full family. Pictured left to right: XPS 17, XPS 15, XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-11 Based on internal analysis, April 2020.  2 Smallest: Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, May 2020, the smallest refers total surface area of the notebooks. Full report found here. 3 Based on Principled Technologies research commissioned by Dell, comparing width of Dell XPS 17 to competitor laptops in the 15-inch class, April 2020. Full report found here. 4 Based on Dell analysis, April 2020, using direct flow bench testing to measure airflow with ISO Acoustics, and thermal testing to measure system temperature. Actual results will vary. 5 Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, April 2020, “Comparison of 15-inch Class Laptops”. The smallest performance class refers total surface area of the laptops with both H-class processors and discrete graphics.  Full report found here.6 MobileMark 2014 battery benchmark: XPS 15 tested with 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel UHD graphics, FHD+ display and 86WHr battery. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2014 battery life benchmark test in April 2020. For more information about this benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.  7 Based on third-party analysis, March 2020.8 The packaging features a molded tray made from recycled ocean-bound plastics (25%) and locally recycled plastic; unwrapped drop-in-the-box accessories (no plastic baggies); and a gift-box style package made from sustainably sourced materials. The outer shipping box is 100% recyclable cardboard corrugate.9 Dell Mobile Connect is available on all Bluetooth-enabled, Inspiron, Vostro, G-Series, Alienware and Consumer XPS devices with Windows 10, purchased after January 1st, 2018. Not available on Windows 10 in S Mode.  Dell Mobile Connect’s smartphone Companion App must be downloaded from the App Store for your device, and requires Android 6 (or above) or iOS 11 (or above). For iOS devices, file transfer capabilities are limited to photos and videos.10 Compatible with Windows 8 and above.11 In some countries, support after local business hours may be provided in a language other than the local language.12 Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited Hardware Warranty and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually in 1 or 2 business days following completion of Remote Diagnosis. Onsite Service is provided by Dell Marketing L.P.  Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details about Onsite Service, see www.dell.com/servicecontracts.last_img read more

UN: Yemen’s warring sides resume talks on prisoner exchange

first_imgCAIRO (AP) — The United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have resumed U.N.-backed negotiations in Jordan over a prisoner swap. The talks Sunday in the Jordanian capital of Amman are taking place between representatives of the internationally recognized government and the Houthi rebels. They come more than three months after the sides completed the war’s largest exchange. The negotiations also come less than a week after the U.S. designation of the Iranian-backed Houthis as a terrorist group took effect. The U.N.’s envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, urged the parties to prioritize “the immediate and unconditional release of all sick, wounded, elderly and children detainees as well as all arbitrarily detained civilians, including women.”last_img read more