Where Pivotal Grows from Here

first_imgAt an EMC Federation forum held in New York on March 10, 2015, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz outlined the strategy and direction of Pivotal Labs (agile application development), Pivotal Cloud Foundry (open cloud development platform) and Pivotal Big Data Suite. Watch an excerpt of the presentation.—This is the fourth post in a four-part series from EMC Federation leaders.Joe Tucci on the EMC Federation strategyDavid Goulden on the strategy for EMC Information InfrastructurePat Gelsinger on the strategy for VMwarelast_img

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A New Model For a New Era

first_imgDavid Goulden lays out the case for EMC’s Federation in an interview with Arik Hesseldahl at Code Enterprise in New York on September 29, 2015.last_img

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Telephone Tech Support Scams Continue to Rise

first_imgOn April 5, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an alert on tech-support themed telephone scams. They suggest:Don’t give control of your computer to anyone who calls you offering to “fix” your computer.Never give out or confirm your financial or sensitive information to anyone who contacts you.Getting pressure to act immediately? That’s a sure sign of a scam. Hang up.If you have concerns, contact your security software company directly. Use contact information you know is right, not what the caller gives you.As we noted here for our customers last year, we have set up a form through which you can report when someone pretending to be from Dell tries to trick you into giving up private information or downloading software to your computer. We now also have a phone number you can call (8am-5pm Central) to report these scams to us: 866-453-1742. If you have already filled out the form, there is no need to call. It is simply an alternate way to deliver the same information to us. This information is securely sent directly to our team that investigates these issues.Increasingly, we are hearing that the phone scammers appear to have Dell-centric information, such as service tags, but we have no indication that customer information used in the scams has been obtained through an external attack.That doesn’t mean we are dismissing the issue. We have assembled a team of experts that span Dell’s security, information technology, customer support, privacy, legal and communications organizations to focus on it. And, we are evaluating our internal physical and technical security measures to determine if there are additional efforts that would further ensure our customer data is secure.We also investigate every customer complaint received, when there is sufficient information to investigate, and we are actively working with both local and national law enforcement agencies and other corporations experiencing similar challenges to pursue action against those who seek to defraud our customers.You can help us by continuing to report information such as the phone number used to contact you, any information they know about your Dell system, and the name of any program they want you to download. Although you may not hear directly from our Security team, they will use the information to investigate and track down the parties responsible.The information our customers are already providing through the form at dell.com/reportphonescams has directly led to our ability to shut down fraudulent web sites that are used by both phone and email scammers to appear as if they are from Dell.Let me reiterate, that the safest thing you can do if you suspect a caller is fraudulent is to hang up. While Dell does offer some services that will proactively assist you with support issues should you opt into them, we do not make unsolicited calls asking to charge you to fix an unreported issue.But, if you have information that could help us stop this, I urge you to share it at dell.com/reportphonescams. And share that link or this post with your friends and family, so that they will know what to do if they get one of these calls.I thank you for your assistance, and commit to you that stopping these scammers is a top priority at the highest levels of our organization.Image by Martin Cathrae via Creative Commons [Editor’s Note: As mentioned above, we are working with several law enforcement agencies on this issue and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center has asked us to encourage recipients of phone scam calls to file complaints with them, in addition to reporting Dell-related calls to us. To do so, visit: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx] Photos of telephone scam suspects in black hoods being deported from Kenya to China recently made headlines and cast quite a dramatic image for a problem that is affecting more and more of us all each day.last_img read more

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#85: Dell EMC World Day 3, Solutions Expo Walk Through

first_img Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source #85: Dell EMC World Walk ThroughSPECIAL REPORT: Dell EMC World 2017 “Realize” – Realize your Digital Transformation. Attending Dell EMC is an experience; from the “Magic” of the general sessions, guru sessions, 400+ breakout sessions, Code and Modern Ops Sessions and IT Leadership sessions, Hands-on-Labs Training and Certification topped off my incredible Customer Appreciation Events.Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk ThroughThe Solutions Expo provides a perfect opportunity for direct interaction with over 140 Sponsors and Exhibitors, and every year the Solutions Center gets bigger (40% bigger for 2017).Dell Technologies, and all seven strategically aligned businesses, are focused on helping our customers transform. That transformation includes Digital, IT, Security and Workforce, all areas we are focused on.   That focus was clear in the Solutions Expo Center piece, “Realize Transformation”.  Incorporating all aspects of Dell Technologies, the center piece of this year’sExpo Hall is “Realize Transformation”; an interactive showcase of the latest technologies across all areas of transformation, with so much to see and experience you need a few hours in just this one exhibit.I spent some time with Adeel Omer (@GeekinAustin) touring the Solutions Expo with a full tour of the Realize Transformation Experience with stops in the Storage & Data Protection, Converged Platforms Solutions, PowerEdge Server Solutions and Client Solutions Experiences.The Source Podcast: Episode #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Day 3, Solutions Expo walk throughAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_85_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Through Dell EMC The Source Podcast #85: Dell EMC World 2017 Solutions Expo Walk Throughlast_img read more

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Powerfully Simple: Modern Management for Dell EMC Data Protection

first_imgVisibility across Dell EMC Data Protection Software and protection storage brings simplicity.Good news! Dell EMC is announcing modern, simple management for Dell EMC Data Protection.This modern management enables users to gain control over their data protection through:Complete visibility via customizable dashboardsUnified management across multiple sites and systemsSimple search and recovery enabled by Google-like keyword searchComprehensive reporting generated with a single clickSimple protection automationVMware integrationDell EMC Data Protection management software is easily downloadable and included without additional cost with Dell EMC Data Protection Software.Complete Visibility via DashboardsA comprehensive view across data protection environments allows users to gain a complete picture of their data protection environment. Through customizable dashboards, they can instantly identify the health of their data protection environment and the capacity of their protection storage and servers. Dell EMC Data Protection management software also provides an efficient method to manage policies across multiple systems and ability to swiftly identify/resolve issues with real-time alerts. Unified Management Across Sites and SystemsOur unified management allows users to manage their data protection across multiple sites, systems, and consumption models with centralized management.  It addresses the majority of day-to-day tasks from a single pane of glass to perform policy management and run backups on-demand.Simple Search and RecoveryDell EMC Data Protection makes search and recovery simple.  Our management software offers a Google-like keyword search and powerful filtering that makes it easy to find relevant file(s) across data protection systems. Users can recover directly from their search results, greatly reducing the time to recovery.Comprehensive Reporting                                                  Businesses often need up-to-date information about the data protection process as a whole to ensure SLOs are being met. Comprehensive reporting allows you to run pre-configured reports on-demand with a single click.Simple protection automation Through our management software, backup administrators can automatically discover database assets, provision protection storage, and enforce policy management, allowing them to efficiently monitor and enforce SLO compliance.VMware IntegrationVMware integration enables vAdmins to protect VMware environments from native interfaces and protect across multiple vCenters from a modern vSphere plugin.Dell EMC modern management enhances our comprehensive portfolio of data protection in the industry, making it powerfully simple! For more information please visit www.dellEMC.com/dataprotectionlast_img read more

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VIRUS TODAY: US vaccine appointments canceled amid shortages

first_imgAn increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the United States are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages, due to a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted over the weekend that she doesn’t know exactly how many shots are in the pipeline. States are waiting to find out their latest weekly allocation of vaccines. For days now, governors and top health officials have been complaining about inadequate supplies and the need for earlier and more reliable estimates of how much is on the way so that they can plan accordingly.last_img

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