Enterprise Mobility: Michael Dell Talks Smartphones, Cheap Notebooks and Server Dominance in the Data Center

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-10-14 Print this article Print
Michael Dell Talks Smartphones, Cheap Notebooks and Server Dominance in the Data Center

Michael Dell Talks Smartphones, Cheap Notebooks and Server Dominance in the Data Center

by Chris Preimesberger
Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell, appearing at a Churchill Club of Silicon Valley dinner event Oct. 13, addressed a number of topics before a near-full house of about 300 in Santa Clara, Calif. He made remarks about the impending public launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 ("You'll love your PC again!"), the 2007 EqualLogic acquisition ("This company had about 3,300 customers when we acquired it; we've added 10,000 new customers"), and the increasing dominance of the server in the data center.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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