I attended Dell World 2015 last week. Dell World is a great event. I’ve attended this event for the last several years and I’m always impressed by how well its run and managed. As a private entity, Dell World is Dell’s one big chance during the year to inform the public about what is actually going on with the company, its services, and its offerings.
This year didn’t disappoint, either. Here’s some of our coverage on what was announced at Dell World 2015:
We’ll have more to report as this week progresses (particularly the Microsoft partnership and in relation to Dell’s VMware connection through the EMC acquisition) because there was actually so many key announcements last week that were both surprising and shocking, but there’s also some interesting tidbits to share that wasn’t part of the public festivities. This week, I’ll dig into how much of my Dell World 2015 Preview came true.
Without a yearly venue like this, Dell’s advances are known only by customers. Because it’s no longer a publicly traded entity, very little of Dell’s success makes it to public consciousness. But, there’s a real success story going on and one that I hope to be able to clarify and share clearly in an upcoming article, but also in an ongoing basis. One of my big takeaways from Dell World was that the world needs to know what’s going on with the Texas-based company. We hear constantly about companies like Microsoft, HP, Amazon, etc., but Dell has a similar story. There’s an incorrect stigma attached to publicly traded companies – almost as if, unless you’re a publicly traded symbol, you’re not successful in the market. With Dell, at least, that’s entirely not the case. Dell is pushing just strongly in the same areas that the public companies are, and might even have a better strategy. And, as a private company has the potential to be even more agile.
There’s a lot here that most don’t know. In discussions with Dell last week, we hope to change that with ongoing Dell coverage here at WindowsITPro.