Dell Software’s Best-of-breed Solutions Recognized with Product Awards, Finalist Nominations

 

  • American Business Awards names seven Dell products finalists in Stevie Awards
  • Nine products and one product portfolio are winners in Network Products Guide ‘s 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
  • Enterprise Mobility Management wins Best of Interop
  • Toad Development Suite for SQL Server named Best of TechEd 2014 winner

Increasing appreciation for Dell Software’s comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed solutions is reflected in several recent product awards and award finalist nominations. Recent announcements include the nomination of seven Dell products as finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards’ “Stevies.” The mission of the Stevie Awards is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, business community, and the general public. Dell products have been named Stevie Award finalists in the following categories:

The Dell products also will be included in the voting for Favorite New Products in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. The general public will vote for their favorite products here, through Aug. 8. All winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12, in San Francisco.

News Facts:
Dell Software was a 10-time winner in this year’s “Network Products Guide” 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Network Products Guide is the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, and plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.


Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
was a 2014 Best of Interop winner in the Mobility category. The Best of Interop Awards recognize companies that have made significant technological advancements in the specific categories, and winners represent products the judging teams believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward.

Dell Toad™ Development Suite for SQL Server was named winner in the Database category of the Best of TechEd 2014 awards. Produced by Windows IT Pro, t he Best of TechEd North America Awards recognized the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014.

Two Dell products were named finalists in the TechAmerica Foundation’s 2014 American Technology Awards. The ATAs represent outstanding achievement, and are the only “Best of” national award in the United States technology sector.


Dell Boomi AtomSphere
is a finalist in the Cloud Integration Solution category of the 2014 DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards. DBTA readers will vote on the winners, which will be announced in the August edition of DBTA.

Quote:

John Swainson, president, Dell Software
“Dell Software addresses key customer concerns across all areas of IT, and our ability to scale quickly and efficiently is making us a software provider of choice among customers in emerging markets. We continue to innovate at a brisk pace so our customers have the capability to address their needs today, and can evolve to meet future needs. The awards announced today are a testament to our credibility, and I am enormously proud of all they represent so far. But, we’re not resting on the laurels of recognition. We’ve really only just begun, and we know our customers are relying on us to continue helping them solve their greatest challenges.”

Delivering Complete and Connected Software Solutions
Dell Software empowers companies of all sizes to experience Dell’s “Power to Do More” by delivering scalable yet simple-to-use solutions that can increase productivity, responsiveness and efficiency. Dell Software is uniquely positioned to address today’s most pressing business and IT challenges with holistic, connected software offerings across five core solution areas, encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workforce management, security and data protection. This software, when combined with Dell hardware and services, helps customers simplify IT, mitigate risk and accelerate business results.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

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Are You Ready to Give Your Keys to a Self-Driving Car?

With Google and various automakers developing self-driving cars, it’s generally acknowledged that it’s just a matter of time before technology will take the wheel from humans to help reduce accidents, traffic, fuel consumption, emissions, and road rage. The move to autonomous cars would also have huge ramifications for with mobility limitations, including seniors and the sightless. And it will also change everything from how cars are sold to how they’re insured–if people will even own cars anymore.

Giving up cars may seem far-fetched to most Americans. But according to some researchers, car ownership has peaked in the U.S. and the number of registered vehicles is on the decline. This is driven in part by two related trends.

Nextcar Bug artYoung people, especially the massive Millennial generation, are delaying getting their driver’s licenses and also buying cars. And more Millennials as well as Baby Boomers are moving to urban areas where they don’t need or want a car, since owning–or more specifically parking–a vehicle in a city is expensive and public transportation is readily available.

This all fits well with Google’s view of the future of vehicular transportation, and with the unveiling of its self-driving prototype car last month. Google’s radical autonomous ride doesn’t have a steering wheel or brake and gas pedals because it’s designed as a robo-taxi that picks up people and takes them where they want to go.


Acura TLX


Alfa Romeo 4C


Aston Martin DB9 Volante


Bentley Continental GT Speed


BMW 2 Series


BMW i8 Concept


Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

Google cofounder Sergey Brin confirmed this outlook in a recent “fireside chat” with Larry Page at Khosla Ventures (video below). “I hope that [self-driving cars] could really transform transportation around the world, and reduce the need for individual car ownership, the need for parking, road congestion, and so forth,” Brin said. He went on to characterize car ownership as inefficient. “With self-driving cars, you don’t really need much in the way of parking, because you don’t need one car per person,” he said. “They just come and get you when you need them.”

Some Obstacles In the Road
Of course, Google’s plan to alter transportation by transforming driving and car ownership will first have to get past several significant roadblocks, one of which is government regulation. And Brin acknowledged in the recent chat that government doesn’t always keep pace with technology–or even fully comprehend it. “I do worry that when I look at the government…that it becomes pretty illogical,” Brin said.

OpinionsTo help overcome this obstacle, Google has stepped up its lobbying efforts to promote self-driving legislation at the federal and state level. And the company hired Washington insider Ron Medford, the former deputy administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, as the director of safety for its self-driving car division.

Most experts on self-driving technology agree that, in addition to government regulation and legal issues, another major hurdle for autonomous cars is consumer acceptance. So Google will also have to convince the public to not only give up driving, but their cars as well. And it’s likely betting that the time is right, given societal trends and the decline in driving–and that major metropolitan areas around the world will only get more crowded and traffic will only get worse.

But this transition won’t be easy or pervasive, especially in a country like the U.S., with its wide open spaces and lack of public transportation–particularly out west. But if Sergey Brin’s vision comes true, the traditional car ownership model could change. And some believe it’s already begun.

Are you ready to go carless, maybe in exchange for a free ride in a Google self-driving car? Let us know in the comments below.

Dell Software’s Best-of-breed Solutions Recognized with Product Awards, Finalist Nominations

 

  • American Business Awards names seven Dell products finalists in Stevie Awards
  • Nine products and one product portfolio are winners in Network Products Guide ‘s 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
  • Enterprise Mobility Management wins Best of Interop
  • Toad Development Suite for SQL Server named Best of TechEd 2014 winner

Increasing appreciation for Dell Software’s comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed solutions is reflected in several recent product awards and award finalist nominations. Recent announcements include the nomination of seven Dell products as finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards’ “Stevies.” The mission of the Stevie Awards is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, business community, and the general public. Dell products have been named Stevie Award finalists in the following categories:

The Dell products also will be included in the voting for Favorite New Products in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. The general public will vote for their favorite products here, through Aug. 8. All winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12, in San Francisco.

News Facts:
Dell Software was a 10-time winner in this year’s “Network Products Guide” 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Network Products Guide is the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, and plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.


Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
was a 2014 Best of Interop winner in the Mobility category. The Best of Interop Awards recognize companies that have made significant technological advancements in the specific categories, and winners represent products the judging teams believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward.

Dell Toad™ Development Suite for SQL Server was named winner in the Database category of the Best of TechEd 2014 awards. Produced by Windows IT Pro, t he Best of TechEd North America Awards recognized the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014.

Two Dell products were named finalists in the TechAmerica Foundation’s 2014 American Technology Awards. The ATAs represent outstanding achievement, and are the only “Best of” national award in the United States technology sector.


Dell Boomi AtomSphere
is a finalist in the Cloud Integration Solution category of the 2014 DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards. DBTA readers will vote on the winners, which will be announced in the August edition of DBTA.

Quote:

John Swainson, president, Dell Software
“Dell Software addresses key customer concerns across all areas of IT, and our ability to scale quickly and efficiently is making us a software provider of choice among customers in emerging markets. We continue to innovate at a brisk pace so our customers have the capability to address their needs today, and can evolve to meet future needs. The awards announced today are a testament to our credibility, and I am enormously proud of all they represent so far. But, we’re not resting on the laurels of recognition. We’ve really only just begun, and we know our customers are relying on us to continue helping them solve their greatest challenges.”

Delivering Complete and Connected Software Solutions
Dell Software empowers companies of all sizes to experience Dell’s “Power to Do More” by delivering scalable yet simple-to-use solutions that can increase productivity, responsiveness and efficiency. Dell Software is uniquely positioned to address today’s most pressing business and IT challenges with holistic, connected software offerings across five core solution areas, encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workforce management, security and data protection. This software, when combined with Dell hardware and services, helps customers simplify IT, mitigate risk and accelerate business results.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Tweet This: @DellSoftware continues momentum with industry awards

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Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

Are You Ready to Give Your Keys to a Self-Driving Car?

With Google and various automakers developing self-driving cars, it’s generally acknowledged that it’s just a matter of time before technology will take the wheel from humans to help reduce accidents, traffic, fuel consumption, emissions, and road rage. The move to autonomous cars would also have huge ramifications for with mobility limitations, including seniors and the sightless. And it will also change everything from how cars are sold to how they’re insured–if people will even own cars anymore.

Giving up cars may seem far-fetched to most Americans. But according to some researchers, car ownership has peaked in the U.S. and the number of registered vehicles is on the decline. This is driven in part by two related trends.

Nextcar Bug artYoung people, especially the massive Millennial generation, are delaying getting their driver’s licenses and also buying cars. And more Millennials as well as Baby Boomers are moving to urban areas where they don’t need or want a car, since owning–or more specifically parking–a vehicle in a city is expensive and public transportation is readily available.

This all fits well with Google’s view of the future of vehicular transportation, and with the unveiling of its self-driving prototype car last month. Google’s radical autonomous ride doesn’t have a steering wheel or brake and gas pedals because it’s designed as a robo-taxi that picks up people and takes them where they want to go.


Acura TLX


Alfa Romeo 4C


Aston Martin DB9 Volante


Bentley Continental GT Speed


BMW 2 Series


BMW i8 Concept


Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

Google cofounder Sergey Brin confirmed this outlook in a recent “fireside chat” with Larry Page at Khosla Ventures (video below). “I hope that [self-driving cars] could really transform transportation around the world, and reduce the need for individual car ownership, the need for parking, road congestion, and so forth,” Brin said. He went on to characterize car ownership as inefficient. “With self-driving cars, you don’t really need much in the way of parking, because you don’t need one car per person,” he said. “They just come and get you when you need them.”

Some Obstacles In the Road
Of course, Google’s plan to alter transportation by transforming driving and car ownership will first have to get past several significant roadblocks, one of which is government regulation. And Brin acknowledged in the recent chat that government doesn’t always keep pace with technology–or even fully comprehend it. “I do worry that when I look at the government…that it becomes pretty illogical,” Brin said.

OpinionsTo help overcome this obstacle, Google has stepped up its lobbying efforts to promote self-driving legislation at the federal and state level. And the company hired Washington insider Ron Medford, the former deputy administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, as the director of safety for its self-driving car division.

Most experts on self-driving technology agree that, in addition to government regulation and legal issues, another major hurdle for autonomous cars is consumer acceptance. So Google will also have to convince the public to not only give up driving, but their cars as well. And it’s likely betting that the time is right, given societal trends and the decline in driving–and that major metropolitan areas around the world will only get more crowded and traffic will only get worse.

But this transition won’t be easy or pervasive, especially in a country like the U.S., with its wide open spaces and lack of public transportation–particularly out west. But if Sergey Brin’s vision comes true, the traditional car ownership model could change. And some believe it’s already begun.

Are you ready to go carless, maybe in exchange for a free ride in a Google self-driving car? Let us know in the comments below.

Dell Software’s Best-of-breed Solutions Recognized with Product Awards, Finalist Nominations

 

  • American Business Awards names seven Dell products finalists in Stevie Awards
  • Nine products and one product portfolio are winners in Network Products Guide ‘s 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
  • Enterprise Mobility Management wins Best of Interop
  • Toad Development Suite for SQL Server named Best of TechEd 2014 winner

Increasing appreciation for Dell Software’s comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed solutions is reflected in several recent product awards and award finalist nominations. Recent announcements include the nomination of seven Dell products as finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards’ “Stevies.” The mission of the Stevie Awards is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, business community, and the general public. Dell products have been named Stevie Award finalists in the following categories:

The Dell products also will be included in the voting for Favorite New Products in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. The general public will vote for their favorite products here, through Aug. 8. All winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12, in San Francisco.

News Facts:
Dell Software was a 10-time winner in this year’s “Network Products Guide” 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Network Products Guide is the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, and plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.


Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
was a 2014 Best of Interop winner in the Mobility category. The Best of Interop Awards recognize companies that have made significant technological advancements in the specific categories, and winners represent products the judging teams believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward.

Dell Toad™ Development Suite for SQL Server was named winner in the Database category of the Best of TechEd 2014 awards. Produced by Windows IT Pro, t he Best of TechEd North America Awards recognized the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014.

Two Dell products were named finalists in the TechAmerica Foundation’s 2014 American Technology Awards. The ATAs represent outstanding achievement, and are the only “Best of” national award in the United States technology sector.


Dell Boomi AtomSphere
is a finalist in the Cloud Integration Solution category of the 2014 DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards. DBTA readers will vote on the winners, which will be announced in the August edition of DBTA.

Quote:

John Swainson, president, Dell Software
“Dell Software addresses key customer concerns across all areas of IT, and our ability to scale quickly and efficiently is making us a software provider of choice among customers in emerging markets. We continue to innovate at a brisk pace so our customers have the capability to address their needs today, and can evolve to meet future needs. The awards announced today are a testament to our credibility, and I am enormously proud of all they represent so far. But, we’re not resting on the laurels of recognition. We’ve really only just begun, and we know our customers are relying on us to continue helping them solve their greatest challenges.”

Delivering Complete and Connected Software Solutions
Dell Software empowers companies of all sizes to experience Dell’s “Power to Do More” by delivering scalable yet simple-to-use solutions that can increase productivity, responsiveness and efficiency. Dell Software is uniquely positioned to address today’s most pressing business and IT challenges with holistic, connected software offerings across five core solution areas, encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workforce management, security and data protection. This software, when combined with Dell hardware and services, helps customers simplify IT, mitigate risk and accelerate business results.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Tweet This: @DellSoftware continues momentum with industry awards

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Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

Are You Ready to Give Your Keys to a Self-Driving Car?

With Google and various automakers developing self-driving cars, it’s generally acknowledged that it’s just a matter of time before technology will take the wheel from humans to help reduce accidents, traffic, fuel consumption, emissions, and road rage. The move to autonomous cars would also have huge ramifications for with mobility limitations, including seniors and the sightless. And it will also change everything from how cars are sold to how they’re insured–if people will even own cars anymore.

Giving up cars may seem far-fetched to most Americans. But according to some researchers, car ownership has peaked in the U.S. and the number of registered vehicles is on the decline. This is driven in part by two related trends.

Nextcar Bug artYoung people, especially the massive Millennial generation, are delaying getting their driver’s licenses and also buying cars. And more Millennials as well as Baby Boomers are moving to urban areas where they don’t need or want a car, since owning–or more specifically parking–a vehicle in a city is expensive and public transportation is readily available.

This all fits well with Google’s view of the future of vehicular transportation, and with the unveiling of its self-driving prototype car last month. Google’s radical autonomous ride doesn’t have a steering wheel or brake and gas pedals because it’s designed as a robo-taxi that picks up people and takes them where they want to go.


Acura TLX


Alfa Romeo 4C


Aston Martin DB9 Volante


Bentley Continental GT Speed


BMW 2 Series


BMW i8 Concept


Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

Google cofounder Sergey Brin confirmed this outlook in a recent “fireside chat” with Larry Page at Khosla Ventures (video below). “I hope that [self-driving cars] could really transform transportation around the world, and reduce the need for individual car ownership, the need for parking, road congestion, and so forth,” Brin said. He went on to characterize car ownership as inefficient. “With self-driving cars, you don’t really need much in the way of parking, because you don’t need one car per person,” he said. “They just come and get you when you need them.”

Some Obstacles In the Road
Of course, Google’s plan to alter transportation by transforming driving and car ownership will first have to get past several significant roadblocks, one of which is government regulation. And Brin acknowledged in the recent chat that government doesn’t always keep pace with technology–or even fully comprehend it. “I do worry that when I look at the government…that it becomes pretty illogical,” Brin said.

OpinionsTo help overcome this obstacle, Google has stepped up its lobbying efforts to promote self-driving legislation at the federal and state level. And the company hired Washington insider Ron Medford, the former deputy administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, as the director of safety for its self-driving car division.

Most experts on self-driving technology agree that, in addition to government regulation and legal issues, another major hurdle for autonomous cars is consumer acceptance. So Google will also have to convince the public to not only give up driving, but their cars as well. And it’s likely betting that the time is right, given societal trends and the decline in driving–and that major metropolitan areas around the world will only get more crowded and traffic will only get worse.

But this transition won’t be easy or pervasive, especially in a country like the U.S., with its wide open spaces and lack of public transportation–particularly out west. But if Sergey Brin’s vision comes true, the traditional car ownership model could change. And some believe it’s already begun.

Are you ready to go carless, maybe in exchange for a free ride in a Google self-driving car? Let us know in the comments below.

Dell Software’s Best-of-breed Solutions Recognized with Product Awards, Finalist Nominations

 

  • American Business Awards names seven Dell products finalists in Stevie Awards
  • Nine products and one product portfolio are winners in Network Products Guide ‘s 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
  • Enterprise Mobility Management wins Best of Interop
  • Toad Development Suite for SQL Server named Best of TechEd 2014 winner

Increasing appreciation for Dell Software’s comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed solutions is reflected in several recent product awards and award finalist nominations. Recent announcements include the nomination of seven Dell products as finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards’ “Stevies.” The mission of the Stevie Awards is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, business community, and the general public. Dell products have been named Stevie Award finalists in the following categories:

The Dell products also will be included in the voting for Favorite New Products in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. The general public will vote for their favorite products here, through Aug. 8. All winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12, in San Francisco.

News Facts:
Dell Software was a 10-time winner in this year’s “Network Products Guide” 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Network Products Guide is the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, and plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.


Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
was a 2014 Best of Interop winner in the Mobility category. The Best of Interop Awards recognize companies that have made significant technological advancements in the specific categories, and winners represent products the judging teams believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward.

Dell Toad™ Development Suite for SQL Server was named winner in the Database category of the Best of TechEd 2014 awards. Produced by Windows IT Pro, t he Best of TechEd North America Awards recognized the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014.

Two Dell products were named finalists in the TechAmerica Foundation’s 2014 American Technology Awards. The ATAs represent outstanding achievement, and are the only “Best of” national award in the United States technology sector.


Dell Boomi AtomSphere
is a finalist in the Cloud Integration Solution category of the 2014 DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards. DBTA readers will vote on the winners, which will be announced in the August edition of DBTA.

Quote:

John Swainson, president, Dell Software
“Dell Software addresses key customer concerns across all areas of IT, and our ability to scale quickly and efficiently is making us a software provider of choice among customers in emerging markets. We continue to innovate at a brisk pace so our customers have the capability to address their needs today, and can evolve to meet future needs. The awards announced today are a testament to our credibility, and I am enormously proud of all they represent so far. But, we’re not resting on the laurels of recognition. We’ve really only just begun, and we know our customers are relying on us to continue helping them solve their greatest challenges.”

Delivering Complete and Connected Software Solutions
Dell Software empowers companies of all sizes to experience Dell’s “Power to Do More” by delivering scalable yet simple-to-use solutions that can increase productivity, responsiveness and efficiency. Dell Software is uniquely positioned to address today’s most pressing business and IT challenges with holistic, connected software offerings across five core solution areas, encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workforce management, security and data protection. This software, when combined with Dell hardware and services, helps customers simplify IT, mitigate risk and accelerate business results.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Tweet This: @DellSoftware continues momentum with industry awards

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Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

Google Is Taking Control of Android, and It’s About Time

At Google I/O last week, the company unveiled a bold new direction for Android, aesthetically and philosophically. However, what seemed to dominate the Twitter conversation during the introduction of Android L and Material Design had more to do with how Android’s great new look would ultimately be corrupted by OEMs. That includes their user-unfriendly and generally terrible skins and other ingredients of the “hell stew” that Apple rejoiced in mentioning at this year’s WWDC.

Hell stew is a harsh but apt description of the fragmentation that has plagued Android, and the reason why it never appealed to me as a mobile operating system until late last year when the “Stock Android” movement started to gain steam with the Nexus 5. But as enjoyable as pure Android KitKat has been on my Nexus 7, there are very few options out there for a phone with an unlittered Android experience, save for the Nexus 5 and the “Google Play” editions of select phones like the HTC One (M8).


Android L Lock Screen


Android L Apps


Android L Notifications


Android L Quick Settings


Android L Roll-Up Shade


Android L Keyboard


Android L Calculator

With Android L, it appears Google has made something it doesn’t want outside manufacturers messing with, even though it will still be able to when it comes to phones and tablets. But in a refreshing, perhaps transformative decision, Google stated that it will maintain total control of the software experience for Android Wear and the forthcoming Android TV. From someone that believes that a uniform user experience is better than a free-for-all open platform, Google suddenly taking the reigns of its software experience has changed how I’ll judge the company when it comes time to buy my next Android-powered tech.

However, one has to ask if Google’s new state of control will eventually carry over to Android on mobile. While rumors of the Nexus line’s demise have been denied, Google’s Android “Silver” initiative may be focused on flagship devices with pure Android installed. That sounds great, but what about budget and mid-range devices? Will the hell stew continue unabated when Android L gets released to OEMs, or will Google gradually start locking things up to preserve its Material Design vision?

While many Android purists may claim that Google is turning away from its open source roots, the reality is that the future of Android, like iOS, will be about much more than phones. It will be watches, television, thermostats, cars, and everything else that can be connected with an app. Google’s ultimate nightmare could have seen multiple hardware products in the hands of consumers with thousands of variations of Android. It has seen the incompatibility epidemic that’s plagued Android phones and tablets, and it’s finally saying no more. And it’s about time.

Dell Software’s Best-of-breed Solutions Recognized with Product Awards, Finalist Nominations

 

  • American Business Awards names seven Dell products finalists in Stevie Awards
  • Nine products and one product portfolio are winners in Network Products Guide ‘s 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
  • Enterprise Mobility Management wins Best of Interop
  • Toad Development Suite for SQL Server named Best of TechEd 2014 winner

Increasing appreciation for Dell Software’s comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed solutions is reflected in several recent product awards and award finalist nominations. Recent announcements include the nomination of seven Dell products as finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards’ “Stevies.” The mission of the Stevie Awards is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, business community, and the general public. Dell products have been named Stevie Award finalists in the following categories:

The Dell products also will be included in the voting for Favorite New Products in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. The general public will vote for their favorite products here, through Aug. 8. All winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12, in San Francisco.

News Facts:
Dell Software was a 10-time winner in this year’s “Network Products Guide” 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Network Products Guide is the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, and plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.


Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
was a 2014 Best of Interop winner in the Mobility category. The Best of Interop Awards recognize companies that have made significant technological advancements in the specific categories, and winners represent products the judging teams believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward.

Dell Toad™ Development Suite for SQL Server was named winner in the Database category of the Best of TechEd 2014 awards. Produced by Windows IT Pro, t he Best of TechEd North America Awards recognized the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014.

Two Dell products were named finalists in the TechAmerica Foundation’s 2014 American Technology Awards. The ATAs represent outstanding achievement, and are the only “Best of” national award in the United States technology sector.


Dell Boomi AtomSphere
is a finalist in the Cloud Integration Solution category of the 2014 DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards. DBTA readers will vote on the winners, which will be announced in the August edition of DBTA.

Quote:

John Swainson, president, Dell Software
“Dell Software addresses key customer concerns across all areas of IT, and our ability to scale quickly and efficiently is making us a software provider of choice among customers in emerging markets. We continue to innovate at a brisk pace so our customers have the capability to address their needs today, and can evolve to meet future needs. The awards announced today are a testament to our credibility, and I am enormously proud of all they represent so far. But, we’re not resting on the laurels of recognition. We’ve really only just begun, and we know our customers are relying on us to continue helping them solve their greatest challenges.”

Delivering Complete and Connected Software Solutions
Dell Software empowers companies of all sizes to experience Dell’s “Power to Do More” by delivering scalable yet simple-to-use solutions that can increase productivity, responsiveness and efficiency. Dell Software is uniquely positioned to address today’s most pressing business and IT challenges with holistic, connected software offerings across five core solution areas, encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workforce management, security and data protection. This software, when combined with Dell hardware and services, helps customers simplify IT, mitigate risk and accelerate business results.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Tweet This: @DellSoftware continues momentum with industry awards

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Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

Google Is Taking Control of Android, and It’s About Time

At Google I/O last week, the company unveiled a bold new direction for Android, aesthetically and philosophically. However, what seemed to dominate the Twitter conversation during the introduction of Android L and Material Design had more to do with how Android’s great new look would ultimately be corrupted by OEMs. That includes their user-unfriendly and generally terrible skins and other ingredients of the “hell stew” that Apple rejoiced in mentioning at this year’s WWDC.

Hell stew is a harsh but apt description of the fragmentation that has plagued Android, and the reason why it never appealed to me as a mobile operating system until late last year when the “Stock Android” movement started to gain steam with the Nexus 5. But as enjoyable as pure Android KitKat has been on my Nexus 7, there are very few options out there for a phone with an unlittered Android experience, save for the Nexus 5 and the “Google Play” editions of select phones like the HTC One (M8).


Android L Lock Screen


Android L Apps


Android L Notifications


Android L Quick Settings


Android L Roll-Up Shade


Android L Keyboard


Android L Calculator

With Android L, it appears Google has made something it doesn’t want outside manufacturers messing with, even though it will still be able to when it comes to phones and tablets. But in a refreshing, perhaps transformative decision, Google stated that it will maintain total control of the software experience for Android Wear and the forthcoming Android TV. From someone that believes that a uniform user experience is better than a free-for-all open platform, Google suddenly taking the reigns of its software experience has changed how I’ll judge the company when it comes time to buy my next Android-powered tech.

However, one has to ask if Google’s new state of control will eventually carry over to Android on mobile. While rumors of the Nexus line’s demise have been denied, Google’s Android “Silver” initiative may be focused on flagship devices with pure Android installed. That sounds great, but what about budget and mid-range devices? Will the hell stew continue unabated when Android L gets released to OEMs, or will Google gradually start locking things up to preserve its Material Design vision?

While many Android purists may claim that Google is turning away from its open source roots, the reality is that the future of Android, like iOS, will be about much more than phones. It will be watches, television, thermostats, cars, and everything else that can be connected with an app. Google’s ultimate nightmare could have seen multiple hardware products in the hands of consumers with thousands of variations of Android. It has seen the incompatibility epidemic that’s plagued Android phones and tablets, and it’s finally saying no more. And it’s about time.