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krisi
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180 turn
krisi   2/3/2014 5:40:29 PM
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This looks to me like 180 degree turn for Dell...they used to put together simple PCs and sell them on very small profit...funding R&D requires higher margins, very different strategy, very different business model

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Re: 180 turn
betajet   2/3/2014 6:28:40 PM
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As described, the "Research Division" sounds more like a "skunk works" than an echo of Bell Labs or IBM Research.  "Skunk works" are cheap -- you just need a few really smart people who work well autonomously, with minimal management.  Every organization that designs things should have a "skunk works" IMO.

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Re: 180 turn
krisi   2/3/2014 6:36:02 PM
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I agree...every decent size organization should have a skunk works lab or formal CTO organization...but that is not the reason to call it research division...I wonder how many people are allocated there? Kris

resistion
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post-PC effect
resistion   2/3/2014 6:58:31 PM
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Seems too little too late a response to adjust to post-PC transition.

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rick merritt   2/4/2014 2:52:43 AM
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While we don't know the numbers I agree with Resiston, Betajet and Kris that this is less a division and more a small team. That said Menon is a smart cookie and seems to have some good ideas a few of which may come to fruition.

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Re: 180 turn
junko.yoshida   2/4/2014 7:44:43 AM
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@kris, I agree. But this really underlines the big trend that we have already seen -- move from consumer end-point products to adding more smarts and values to the network infrastructure.

I look forward to what Dell's research team comes up with.

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Re: 180 turn
zewde yeraswork   2/4/2014 8:47:25 AM
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Dell itself is calling this a research division, although the rest of us may challenge them on that moniker. Clearly, this indicates a new direction for them. They have never been much into R&D in the past, and this allows them to get into network infrastructure in an aggressive and ambitious manner. We'll see what they come up with.

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Re: 180 turn
JimMcGregor   2/4/2014 11:46:44 AM
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This is a rather interesting announcement from a company that is about to undertake a round of layoffs.

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Predictive security
Susan Rambo   2/4/2014 9:17:57 PM
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"Predictive security will be one of several focus areas for Dell Research, said Menon, using the example of firewalls that can modify their settings based on threats perceived in other regions."   Sounds intriguing.  Maybe Dell should take a look at this predictive security analytics tool Umbrella Security Graph, which is will be offered free to researchers

zewde yeraswork
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Re: 180 turn
zewde yeraswork   2/5/2014 9:51:11 AM
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How do we know that Dell is about to layoff its workers? From this interview alone, it would seem that they are looking to invest more across the board and that may mean more employment opportunities at Dell down the road.

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