EMC World 2016: A Curtain Raiser

first_img2) General Session on Tuesday: Modernize Your Data CenterAlong with Jeremy Burton and Guy Churchward, Chad Sakac will talk about how EMC helps enterprises drive down costs and optimize traditional application workloads through the pillars of the modern data center: flash, cloud enabled, scale-out and software-defined.A not-to-be-missed session as the Converged Platforms Division will be unveiling two significant announcements about our advanced portfolio and how we will continue to expedite our customers’ journey towards a modern data center supported by a scalable and robust infrastructure1) General Session on Monday: modernize the industry with Joe Tucci, Michael Dell and David Goulden  Without a doubt this will be the most popular and anticipated session of the event. Answering questions such as what does the merger of EMC and Dell mean for the future of the IT industry and these two businesses once combined? Joe Tucci and Michael Dell will share their vision of what lies ahead.0) Duran Duran… ….will be playing at this year’s EMC World. For anyone growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Duran Duran were the seminal band providing a synthpop based backdrop to our coming of age years. I can’t wait to let our collective hair down to the anthemic sounds of The Reflex, Rio, and Ordinary World.This year’s EMC World will be epic event and I can’t wait for it to kick-off! There are many fantastic technology and industry conferences but EMC World is special. As we’re sprinting towards the doors opening at EMC World on May 2, here’s a countdown of the top eight things to see and do.8) Interact with the Product Engineering TeamsEMC World started off as a technical conference and, despite its fair share of theatrics, bigger and glitzier venues and powerful agendas, at its core it remains a technical conference. It’s great to meet the engineers who designed either your favorite platforms/solutions or the one that is proving to be a thorn in your backside. This is your opportunity to tell them exactly what you think about their work and let them know how it has either made your life easier or more difficult, and if it can be improved upon.7) Get Certified! EMC Proven Professional is one of the leading education and certification program in the IT industry, providing a comprehensive coverage of information storage technologies, virtualization, cloud computing, and data science/big data analytics.Getting certified is a great way to advance your career and there’s no better place to do it than at EMC World – it’s simple, it’s convenient, and it’s fast.6) IT Leadership and Guru TracksA fantastic line up for Leadership and Guru Tracks from Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction to David Eagleman, the bestselling author of The Brain: The Story of You.Our very own Chad Sakac will deliver an IT Leadership session on “Platforms Are the New End Game”.  In this talk he will focus on why customers should shift from a build to a buy consumption model and the impact of the software defined data center and cloud native applications on the ability of businesses to innovate and deliver unique and new opportunities.5)  Solutions Expo PavilionThe Solution Expo is a great way to explore EMC solutions and engage with 100+ partners and exhibitors who’ll be showcasing their products and services, including through live demonstrations.A special mention should be made of the Converged Platforms Division’s team (booth #739) who’ll be demonstrating our full portfolio of Blocks, Racks, Appliances, plus showcasing major platforms and solutions that can be built on top. Be sure to visit the booth.4) Holding up the Mirror:  Feedback and more feedback Customers, partners, and peer feedback is the key thing that keeps us anchored to the ground and in close connection to what the current technology challenges are so we can deliver tomorrow’s solutions. We want to hear from YOU. What are we doing right, are there any technology/solutions gaps we need to address, what things are not working. So if you see anyone from senior leadership team whether it’s Joe Tucci, David Goulden, Chad Sakac or even me–come and talk to us. Don’t be scared to hold up the mirror to us.3) General Session on Wednesday: Modernize Your BusinessIn this session Jeremy Burton, CJ Desai and Chad Sakac will talk about how cutting edge innovations in software-defined technologies, cloud native applications, new application development and modern analytics will enable customers to redefine enterprise IT and modernize their business. I would like to make a special mention of Chad Sakac who will be demonstrating our latest innovations and solutions on the stage.last_img read more

Thank You from Dell on Small Business Saturday

first_imgThey say if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. I am Erik Day and I run Small Business Sales at Dell. As part of my role, I get to meet the passionate hard-working people behind America’s small businesses.Dell partners with WeWork, a co-working space that houses an abundance of entrepreneurs and new business ventures. I remember hosting an event at WeWork location in their big event space. After the event ended, I walked through WeWork. It was around midnight and several office lights were still on. People were still working. That is the kind of dedication that makes me so proud to play my part in the small business community.Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. In the US, they have generated over 65 percent of new jobs since 1995.November 26 is Small Business Saturday. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this day encourages people around the country to patronize your local small businessesAs a corporate supporter of Small Business Saturday, we at Dell know that many of our 8 million small business customers benefit when you shop local. We appreciate the small businesses that rely on Dell products to run their business and encourage you to support them by “shopping small” this Small Business Saturday.I love getting to see the unique and exciting missions of our small business customers. We recently spotlighted one small business customer, Animusoft, as they took us into the world of drones.&nbsp;</p><p>Dan Rodriguez from Animusoft is a perfect example of the small business owners I meet every day. Small businesses owners exemplify a spirit of passion and tenacity that make working with them not seem like work at all.For my full holiday thank you to our small business customers, check out this Huffington Post article: Three Ways Your Small Business Can Make the Most of Black FridayAlso see Dell’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals just for small businessesHappy Thanksgiving!last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgSubsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (January 08 – January 14). Kreuz Subsea Lands Historic Deal with L&T Repsol Files Rev Pipeline and Umbilical Decom Plan Oceaneering’s Umbilicals for Statoil’s Johan Castbergcenter_img Ocean Infinity: Malaysia Greenlights New MH370 Search Wood Wins Subsea Contract for Celtic Interconnectorlast_img

Witness says shooter who killed FHP trooper was allegedly angry about car being towed

first_imgOn Wednesday, a suspect shot and killed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper just south of Martin Highway.Trooper Joseph Bullock was assisting a broken down car when a suspect who was with that disabled vehicle suddenly opened fire, shooting and killing Bullock.A tow truck driver who was called to help at the scene told witnesses the suspect was upset at having to pay to tow his car.Witnesses said the shooter’s gun jammed, which gave the tow truck driver time to escape.According to authorities, a Riviera Beach police officer who was passing by shot and killed the suspect at the scene.Officials have not revealed the suspect’s name.UPDATED: Riviera Beach Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect Who Killed FHP Trooper in Martin Co.last_img

Angelique Kerber beats Karolina Pliskova in thrilling US Open final

first_imgAngelique Kerber won the US Open on Saturday, marking her rise to world number one with a gritty victory over Karolina Pliskova for her second Grand Slam title of the year.Germany’s Kerber, the second seed, rallied from a break down in the third set to beat the hard-hitting 10th-seeded Czech 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.She added the US Open crown to the Australian Open title she claimed in January, breaking Pliskova at love to cap the triumph.”Amazing to win a second Grand Slam in one year,” Kerber said. “It’s the best year of my career.”It all started for me here in New York five years ago when I reached the semi-finals and now I am here with the trophy,” she added. “It’s incredible.”The 28-year-old, who beat Serena Williams in the final at Melbourne and lost to the US great in the Wimbledon final, will officially rise to world number one on Monday. But she was assured of that spot when Pliskova toppled Williams in the semi-finals.”To be number one and win Grand Slam titles was always my dream ever since I was a little girl,” Kerber said. “It means so much.”Pliskova, who had never made it past the third round of a Grand Slam in 17 prior attempts, also beat Venus Williams en route to the title match, becoming just the fourth player to beat both Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam.Pliskova was the first player to take a set off Kerber at Flushing Meadows.Her powerful groundstrokes had Kerber on the run at times, but her 47 unforced errors were, finally, too much to overcome. When her final forehand sailed out, Kerber was launched on a joyous celebration, climbing into the stands to greet her coach.Kerber took advantage of Pliskova’s big-match nerves — evidenced by a couple of misses at the net — to break in the opening game.The quick advantage gave Kerber plenty of breathing room.She was able to maintain it with authoritative play from the baseline, fending off three break points before cracking Pliskova’s serve again when the Czech double-faulted to give her a set point.Kerber seized her chance with a forehand down the line to pocket the first frame in 44 minutes. Having saved one break point in the second but unable to make inroads on Pliskova’s serve, Kerber was beginning to look demoralized by the power shots coming her way in the second.Pliskova, gaining in confidence, grabbed her first break of the match for a 4-3 lead, lofting a lob over the dejected German.Serving for the set three games later the Czech fired her fourth ace of the match out wide for set point.Her rocket to the baseline on the next point left Kerber helpless and the match was level at two sets apiece.”In the second set, I found some power and took it to a third set,” Pliskova said. “I am still happy with the way I played the last three weeks. Hopefully there will be many more finals to come.”Although she gained the first break of the third for a 2-1 lead, Pliskova couldn’t maintain the advantage. Two errors off the ground gave a break back to Kerber in the sixth.Even after her capitulation in the final game, Pliskova was looking forward to building on her breakthrough Slam performance.”I found out I can play against the best players in the world on the big courts,” she said. “Angie proved she is the number one, it was an honour to play her.”—-last_img read more

NBA Draft 2019: Virginia’s Kyle Guy says ‘there wasn’t much else’ to prove in college

first_img Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans want All-Star, young player, 2 picks in exchange for star “It was high energy. Really high pace.”@UVAMensHoops guard Kyle Guy on the speed of his pre-Draft workout in Sactown 🎥 pic.twitter.com/5Rj97E6aGR— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 10, 2019″Obviously you want to ride the high of winning at the pinnacle of college basketball,” Guy told reporters. “At the same time I felt there wasn’t much else I could prove at that level. I’ve carried a chip on my shoulder since I was a young kid because I’ve had to re-prove myself at every level.”Guy led the Cavaliers in scoring in 2018-19, averaging 15.4 points per game en route to a 35-3 season, which was topped off by a national championship. Despite his success, there was speculation that he might return to college for his senior season instead of entering the 2019 draft. Related News James Harden, Anthony Davis lead players invited to USA Basketball camp Kyle Guy is confident he can make a place for himself in the NBA.The former Virginia guard said Monday following a workout with the Kings he felt he did everything he needed to in college. This assured him he should pursue his dream of playing professionally now, rather than later.center_img “I’ve said it at every media interview. I’m a guy who has to skydive with no parachute. I can’t have one foot in and one foot out,” Guy said. “After talking to my family I decided that (entering the draft) was the best decision.”Sacramento has two second-round picks in the draft — one of which is the very last selection. Either could be used on Guy if he’s still available, making him a part of one of the NBA’s more promising young franchises — featuring the likes of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley and others. “It’s been fun. I just try to cherish every moment,” Guy said.The NBA Draft is set to take place Thursday, June 20 at the Barclays Center.last_img read more