Microsoft Now Acquires Adallom; Enters Partnership With Dell

Microsoft on Tuesday announced their successful acquisition bid to take over Israel-based Adallom. This cyber security firm specializes in measures used to protect cloud-based content and programs. Though the company did not make any official announcement regarding the amount they paid for the deal, TechCrunch has reported that the deal was signed at $250 million.

 Microsoft now acquires AdallomAdallom security to protect data

The recent acquisition is undoubtedly a significant step by Microsoft to develop cloud-based computing systems.

Announcing the deal, Microsoft vice president Takeshi Numoto said that it will help users to “protect critical assets across cloud applications”. He mentioned that with cyber attacks making headlines every other day, ensuring data security is of utmost importance to any IT company. A startup company, Adallom has gained an expertise in data security and can provide useful to users.

Partnership will help to expand customer base

Apart from this acquisition, Adallom announced a new partnership with tech giant Dell. The aim here is to decrease exposure of Windows 10-powered devices or services, especially for  business users. The company is taking new initiatives to increase its market base among enterprises in the coming years and partnering with Dell is expected to provide the right base in this regard. … Read the rest

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Dell Plans To Lend Support For Start Ups In India; Also Plans Expansion In Indian Market

Dell, has gone on air stating that it will now extend support to new Indian startups since the latter have begun to offer ideas that are innovative and can change the way the world is today. Dell has proposed to offer technological support and also assistance across the avenues of scaling, capital as well as seeding according to the needs of the entrepreneurial venture, confirmed Michael Dell, its chief executive. He also praised the variety in the startup scene in India while also mentioning how the climate in this niche has changed over the last half decade.

 Dell Plans To Lend Support For Start Ups In IndiaDell’s Start Up Inclination

 The chief executive recently met few Bengaluru startups such as InMobi and has already appreciated these firms for the “amazing work.” Dell has also stated that while it could invest in start-ups in the coming years, it will not venture into manufacturing smartphones anytime soon. When quizzed why, Dell said that only a couple of makers were raking in profits while most have been facing a loss story. Dell is also now a private venture and Michael Dell also asserted how this move actually benefited them while also healing employees to make quicker decisions.  He stated, “Going private is allowing us to focus on future for two or five years. Employee satisfaction is at the highest this year…”

 Dell Looks Into The Future

Dell is looking at expanded its India arm for products/services since the country alone accounts for 30 per cent business while also ranking as the third largest market for Dell products. The company is currently enhancing its reach and investment base in India for services, data center offering, global finance as well as R&D. According to reports from Data Corporation, Lenovo is the leader in PC shipment, followed by HP and then Dell.

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Is Windows 10 Ready For Release? Microsoft And Dell Have Varied Opinion

Windows 10, the much-hyped operating system of Microsoft has been creating great hype of late. The excitement grew even more, after Dell declared that the new PCs to be shipped on July 29, to operate on the upcoming Windows platform. While Dell claims to be ready with Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft said the new operating system would not be available in July 29 shipment.

 Is Windows 10 ready to launch? Microsoft and Dell has varied opinionThe contradiction between Dell and Microsoft

 The contradiction related to the launch of Windows 10 has created a stir in the web world as people are now glued to know, when they can actually get hold of the new operating system. On one hand, a staff writer of PC World, using Twitter handle @MarkHachman asked Michael Dell whether they intend to ship July 29 PCs with the new operating system pre-installed and received a positive reply. While on the other hand, the Vice-President of Windows and Device Marketing, Yusuf Mehdi, wrote on his blogpost that the PCs shipping on July 29, will not have pre-installed operating system. It has also come to the news that the company is still working on the upcoming operating system and buyers need to take the PCs to local retailers for installing Windows 10.

Not just that, Windows Insiders, who are supposed to get the operating system installed once it is ready for launch has not yet received the same, increasing the confusion further. Yet, Microsoft has not made any comment on this development and the confusion can be cleared only when the company opens up in this matter.

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Microsoft Showcases Windows 10 At Computex Taiwan

While we are getting impatient about Microsoft’s revelation for Windows 10 around July, the giant already did a showcase of the upcoming OS at Computex, Taiwan this week. The event also saw launch of the latest array of tabs, laptops and PCs from leading makers such as Dell and ASUS.

Dell is set to woo us with yet another XPS series variant. Powered with Infinity edge display and taking cue from latest note-taking specs we saw on HP, this model is all set to be a winner. ASUS also revealed a new model—the Transformer Book T100HA at the event.

Microsoft Showcases Windows 10 at Computex Taiwan, Show Also Features ASUS And Dell ReleasesHP is finally set to launch a hybrid of two in one variant, according to what we saw at the trade show. The revelation came from Nick Parker, Vice President, and Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft. The tab like device with hinge functionality will allow Edge based annotation. 

For the unacquainted, Edge is the latest browser set to be launched by MS. We also sneaked up a view of Toshiba’s Windows 10 2-in-1 variant—the Astrea that comes laced with 4K resolution on the screen and a face-authentication induced camera using Windows Hello. With the run up to Widows 10 release getting hotter, the devices are coming our way at the right moment indeed.Read the rest

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Dell Venue 10 7000 Is A Business Tablet With Atom Processing

With the launch of Dell Venue 10 7000, the company has made an expansion of its range of business tablets. Designed much like a black slate, the tablet has created great hype of late and it is scheduled to be in the US, Canada and China soon. Yet, there is no update regarding its availability in the rest of the world.

Dell Venue 10 7000 Business Tablet Like the other 7000 series devices of Dell, this tablet will also feature cutting-edge design features and the latest technologies. A 10.5-inch tablet, this one makes heads turn for its impressive look and extremely sleek design. Supporting a 2560 x 1600 LED display, it has a classic look.

The device also features Intel quad-core 2.3 GHz Atom Z3580 processor, making it a worthy choice for everyday work. High-end graphic support makes the device a good choice for the gamers as well.

For a better performance, users can either rely on the magnetized keyboard or can opt for the Bluetooth Dell Venue keyboard. The company also claims to offer five mode support, viz. tent, stand, tablet or laptop to make it the most handy tablet in the market. The device is equally comfortable to use in all modes.

Reported to be around $599 with the keyboard and $499 without the accessories, this tablet is worth the price. The company also has plans to introduce several other accessories for this tablet, all of which are expected to be equally attractive.… Read the rest

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Dell XPS 27 Bounces And Shine: The Apple Mac Book Pro and Sony Via Pro 13 Killer?

With price tag of $2,099.99, the Dell XPS 27 laptops come packed with Intel’s latest fourth-generation Core i-series CPUs, touted Haswell with a better battery life and improved integrated graphics.

Bragging a 27-inch screen size, the XPS 27 holds a screen resolution above 1080p, at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.

Strong and stylish, this laptop holds 8GB 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM. Running 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 4770S CPU, the device comes with storage of 2TB, 7,200 rpm hard drive. It sports Gigabit, Ethernet, 802.11g/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 networking and runs Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system. There’s a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT750M graphics card included in the XPS 27.

Made with round edges and a rectangular metal base, the device looks attractive and holds a black bezel under edge-to-edge glass. It sports an adjustable hinged arm that connects the stand and screen.

Included in the laptop is the optical drive for DVD or Blu-ray on the right with 6 USB 3.0, SD card reader and audio ports on the left.

Dell wireless mouse and keyboard set are also included.

The device holds a HDMI-in, HDMI-out, Thunderbolt/display port for video along with jacks for stereo speakers, headphones and microphones.

Fast and quick, the XPS 27 offers good speed for editing in Photoshop, streaming HD videos or Web surfing.

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Dell XPS and Dell Inspiron :The Latest To Join The Windows 8 Club

Dell XPS 12 convertible laptopJust few days before the Windows 8 operating system officially hit the shelves, various PC makers have already announced rolling out their latest devices, all made with Microsoft’s latest offering.

The latest to join the club is the technology solutions provider Dell, which uncovered its Dell XPS 12 convertible laptop, the Dell XPS One 27, and Dell Inspiron One 23 all-in-one desktops. All these laptops are up for pre-orders on the company’s US site. Dell promises to ship all pre-ordered devices on Oct. 26, the day Windows 8 launch.

The Dell XPS 12 convertible laptop is the successor of Dell Inspiron Duo, which came out in 2010.

Hugely publicized as a laptop and a tablet, the XPS 12 converts from laptop to tablet easily via a flip-hinge design. Designed in a 12-inch size, the device sports a full HD display. The price range of Dell XPS 12 starts at $1,199.

Next in line, the Dell XPS One 27 boasts of a 27-inch screen. This all-in-one PC is designed with a 10-finger capacitive touch screen. With hinged-arm design and high-resolution display, this system makes a good choice starting at a base price of $1,599.99.

Coming to the next, the Dell Inspiron One 23 all-in-one desktop is designed with a touch-enabled screen. Measuring 23 inches, this system offers a resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels. Available with Ivy Bridge CPUs, the starting price of Inspiron One 23 all-in-one desktop is $779.99.

However, for those using Inspiron and XPS systems, Dell offers a Windows 8 option. The same Windows 8 option will also be available for select Latitude and OptiPlex models.… Read the rest

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Crucial Factor: HP Ultrabooks To Have Big Share In Their Profit By The End Of Next Year

 

HP is betting big on its ultrabook line up . The computer giant is anticipating 15-20% PC sales to come from its ultrabook line up by the end of next year. HP has pinned such high hopes from its high-end notebook segment because  the mobile addicts are looking out for lighter and faster devices.

“We expect that by the end of 2013, 15-20 per cent of our volumes will be that of Ultrabook and by 2014-end, it should be around 40 per cent. We have a strong lineup of products and across price points, which we think, would be a crucial factor,” HP India Vice President and General Manager (Printing and Personal Systems Group) Rajiv Srivastava said.

At present, ultrabooks comprise less than 10 per cent of shipments for HP India, he added.

Ultrabooks have created a market of their own  and have proved to be profitable due to their huge margins. These sleek notebooks are priced between Rs 40,000 to 1 lakh depending on their configuration

Almost all the biggies DellHCL InfosystemsBSE 1.38 % and Toshiba have their products in the category and plan to add more products in the coming months.

“Currently, the contribution of ultrabooks to the overall notebook market is low. Its also a function of popularity and pricing. As more people go for ultrabooks keeping in mind the functionality and more affordable devices come out, the… Read the rest

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Dell Jumps On The Bandwagon Of Windows 8 Devices With Latitude 10 Tablet And Ultra Book

Dell has introduced three new devices for its business users. This new line-up by the firm includes the 10-inch Intel-based Latitude tablet, the Latitude 6430u ultra book and a 23-inch all-in-one touch-enabled desktop. All three devices will run on Windows 8.
The top of the line device, Dell Latitude 10 Tablet is sleek and smart. It is powered by Intel’s Clover Trail processor and has a lithium-ion battery, which is swappable. The 10.1-inch IPS wide-angle screen offers a clear display with a 1366×768 resolution. This tab holds 2GB RAM and comes with up to 128GB of storage.

The Latitude 10 tablet has a thickness of 0.4-inches and is 1.5 pounds in weight. There’s also a 720p camera at front and an 8-megapixel camera at the back. It can be connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There is also an additional metallic productivity dock that has four USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port and an HDMI port as well.
It also has a fingerprint reader and a smart card reader as additional security features. However, these features will be available in the beginning of 2013.
Dell also launched the new Latitude 6430u ultrabook, which is a lighter and thinner choice. This ultrabook is designed to be 33 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter at 3.7 pounds than the current generation 14-inch Dell laptop.

Made to meet military testing standards, Dell says it can last an entire day on a single battery charge. This ultrabook comes with a 3-cell battery. Along with Intel’s vPro management technology, it uses an Intel’s latest generation core processor (i3 onwards to i7). It offers up to 8GB RAM and comes with Intel HD4000 integrated graphics.

For a complete desktop look, Dell also introduced the new 23-inch all-in-one desktop, called the OptiPlex 9010. This compact and smart device runs on Windows 8 and comes with a touchscreen interface. Powered by Intel third-generation core processors, this desktop comes with an Intel Q77 Express chip set, Intel integrated graphics and a variety of security features.

Dell made no announcement regarding the pricing of these devices. They are expected to hit the stores next month, just when Window 8 is also scheduled to launch.… Read the rest

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