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How Protected Is Your Data?Open in a New Window

That’s what we asked organizations worldwide – and the results are in… Achieving success in digital transformation is predicated on your data capital. It’s the foundation of your future: how you manage and protect it is essential to deriving value. We recently conducted a global survey to gauge the data protection readiness of organizations. In the Dell EMC Global Data Protection Index study, over 2,000 IT decision-makers were interviewed in both public and private organizations of 250 or more employees, across three global regions, 18 countries and 11 industries. The results show a challenging landscape for ... READ MORE


Keeping up with the Data Deluge: Exploring the Global Data Protection IndexOpen in a New Window

Digital Transformation has been a rallying cry of CXOs over the past few years, and global disruption, due to digitization, has yielded many examples of industry powerhouses becoming a footnote in history. It should come as no surprise then, that a major trend emerged in the most recent Vanson Bourne Global Data Protection Index commissioned by Dell EMC – data is almost unanimously understood to have value and 75 percent of respondents are either already monetizing it or are investing in tools that will help them monetize it in the future. As data becomes more valuable ... READ MORE


Navigating “the deep” without Periling – Dell EMC OEM Onboard with Smart Martime CouncilOpen in a New Window

On behalf of Dell EMC OEM, I was delighted to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Smart Maritime Council earlier this month. As the maritime industry continues its digital transformation journey, advances in connectivity and digitization are taking seafarers into deep, uncharted waters with deep automation, deep analytics, deep learning, deep artificial intelligence and deep trust with the blockchain! New industry forum provides knowledge sharing platform The shipping industry is desperate for trusted navigators to chart a course for these technology enablers, all of which will deliver real transformational power. And so, when the industry’s ... READ MORE


Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program: Diane BrodeOpen in a New Window

This is the seventh post in our Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program series, which provides insight into what drives the inspiring women of the Dell EMC channel. Missed the first posts? Get to know Joyce Mullen (President, Global Channel, OEM & IoT, Dell EMC), Cheryl Cook (Senior Vice President of Global Channel Marketing, Dell EMC), Julie Christiansen (Vice President, Global Channel Marketing, Dell EMC), Sheri Hedlund (Vice President, US Channel Sales, Dell EMC) and Kim Lasseter (Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing Enablement & Tools, Dell EMC) now. Meet Diane Brode – Director, ... READ MORE


Webinar: How Dell EMC Delivers Powerful Data Protection with Expanded Multi-Cloud Capabilities and PerformanceOpen in a New Window

Join us on April 2 at 12:00 EST, to learn about Dell EMC’s latest innovations to our simply powerful data protection appliances. Dell EMC remains the unquestionable leader in data protection appliances with close to 60 percent market share[i] because we continue focusing on our customers and their unique needs. Our relentless emphasis on continued innovation is why customers see Dell EMC as a partner, rather than just a vendor, and stay with us for the long-term. Dell EMC appliances deliver powerful data protection that scales as customers’ data grows, and provides the flexibility that our ... READ MORE


New Dell EMC Ready Solution Powers SQL Server, the Complete Performance Platform for Your DatabasesOpen in a New Window

Working on the new Dell EMC Ready Solution for SQL Server was like going from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. The exhilaration of being pushed into the seat as the road roars past in a blur is absolute fun. That’s what the combination of Dell EMC PowerEdge R840 servers and the new Dell EMC XtremIO X2 storage array did for us in our recent tests. The classic challenge with most database infrastructures is diminishing performance over time. To use an analogy, it’s like gradually increasing the load a supercar must pull until its ... READ MORE


VxRail Rockets from Data Center Modernization to Hybrid CloudOpen in a New Window

Over the last three years, we have built VxRail to be the fastest and simplest way to modernize and extend your VMware environment. From talking with our customers, we know many of them are looking for a hybrid cloud strategy. In fact, according to a recent survey by Enterprise Strategy Group, 92% of respondents reported that their company’s cloud strategy includes on-premises data centers1. And with good reason! No single cloud offering is a perfect fit for the great breadth of workloads that IT organizations are tasked to support. Hybrid cloud allows IT organizations the flexibility ... READ MORE


Accelerating HPC and AI: From the Desktop to the Data CenterOpen in a New Window

Coming to NVIDIA GTC High-performance computing and artificial intelligence might conjure up visions of futuristic data centers. However, HPC and AI workloads — including research, CAD, and data analysis — typically begin on a laptop or desktop workstation. From there, teams can tap into data center resources. Diagram from TACC user guide for Stampede2. Dell Precision Workstations with NVIDIA GPUs can accelerate anything from gaming to data analytics, design to visualization. On my personal wish list for design, is the Dell Precision 7730 mobile workstation with up to 8.9TFLOPS with the NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU, and ... READ MORE


Improving the User Experience in the Digital WorkplaceOpen in a New Window

This post is co-authored by Anand Johnson, Senior Advisor, Technical Marketing, Dell EMC VDI Ready Solutions. Ensuring a good user experience is a challenge for businesses interested in moving toward a digital workplace. While it seems intuitive that user experience improvement leads to increased productivity, that’s not the primary goal. “Increasingly, the success of digital workplace programs is being defined by how well business goals align with user needs, rather than just by productivity and costs savings,” said Esteban Herrera, partner and global head of ISG Research, in a news release about ISG’s recent Digital Workplace ... READ MORE


Hindsight to Insight: Why Digital Transformation is Not an OptionOpen in a New Window

If you’re a Star Wars fan like I am, you have always been able to imagine a world where technology is at the heart of everything we do.  Today, a digital world is no longer the stuff of great sci-fi, it’s our reality.  Fueled by our thirst for knowledge and our ‘on-demand’ appetite; technology, and the data it’s creating, are advancing and increasing at exponential rates.  Like never before, businesses are able to tap into a rich pool of data to turn hindsight to insight, identifying unique trends and operating efficiencies that help to propel their ... READ MORE



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CONVERGED TV offers members quick tips and tricks from Dell EMC experts and users. Throughout the year, CONVERGED delivers helpful information and insight for maximizing your investments in Dell EMC products and solutions.

CONVERGED TV archives on the following topics:

Governance & Innovation
Mobile App Development
Blocks, Racks & Appliances
5 Ps of Workload
Transforming Data Centers
Dell EMC Portfolio Whiteboard
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SAP HANA Made Simple with Dell EMC Link  more ] Administration 3/14/2018
What to know about Oracle Database Licensing Link  more ] Administration 3/14/2018
CONVERGED: Better Together Link  more ] Administration 3/14/2018
Transforming Data Centers Link  more ] Administration 3/14/2018
Governance & Innovation Link  more ] Administration 3/14/2018
Best Practices for Measuring Business Value Link  more ] Administration 3/14/2018
Logical Configuration Made Easy: Dell EMC Customer Link  more ] Administration 5/9/2018
Mike Somerville @ Dell Technologies World Live 201 Link Administration 5/16/2018
John Grieco, UVM Health Network and Jon Siegal, De Link  more ] Administration 5/17/2018
Mercy Ships Overview Link  more ] Administration 9/11/2018
Dell EMC VxRail VxRack SDDC Update | August 2018 Link  more ] Administration 12/10/2018
Dell EMC HCI Update | August 2018 Link  more ] Administration 12/10/2018
VxBlock 1000 Update | August 2018 Link  more ] Administration 12/10/2018
Looking Forward with VxRail, vSAN and VxBlock  Link  more ] Administration 12/10/2018
Dell EMC HCI Adoption Journey | August 2018 Link  more ] Administration 12/10/2018
Converged VxBlock Systems Webcast Link  more ] Administration 3/6/2019


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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Learn the Basics Link  more ] Administration 3/27/2018
Maximizing the Business Value of Data Protection Link  more ] Administration 3/27/2018
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Learn the Basics Link  more ] Administration 3/27/2018
CONVERGED VxBlock 1000 Town Hall MP4 (10.28 MB)  more ] Administration 3/28/2018

Customer Stories

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Customer Story: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Link  more ] Administration 3/27/2018
Mohawk’s digital transformation with VBLOCK Link Administration 3/27/2018
Dell EMC: Transaction Alley (featuring InComm) Link Administration 9/20/2018

Dell EMC News and Resources

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Dell EMC and Cisco Continue to Simplify the Path Link  more ] Administration 3/27/2018
Is Hyperconvergence about to take over? Link  more ] Administration 4/29/2018
Dell EMC’s Service-Defined Infrastructure Link  more ] Administration 4/29/2018
Making IT Transformation Real for Customers Link  more ] Administration 4/29/2018
Dell EMC & SAP Make Digital Business Transformatio Link  more ] Administration 4/29/2018