Episode #57: VMworld 2016 Preview

first_imgAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_57_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini) be_TOMORROW – VWworld 2016 is less than a week away, and once again EMC is a Global Diamond Sponsor.  The EMC Solution Pavilion presence will be felt as soon as you enter the expo hall.  From converged systems, modern infrastructure, hybrid cloud, cloud native, modern analytics and data protection, we are clearly focused on the solutions our customers are looking for.The EMC presence will be much more than just the expo hall. With over 12 breakout sessions, hands on labs and opportunities to interact with EMC executives, VMworld 2016 promises to be one to remember.  Get the latest from the EMC Social lead @GMcCarthy24 including opportunities to “Ask Chad Anything” this week on EMC The Source.   See you in Vegas next week.Don’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comThe Source Podcast: Episode #57: VMworld 2016 Preview with Greg McCarthylast_img read more

[The Source Podcast] Dell EMC Support Assist

first_imgThe best time to solve a problem is before it happens. The automated proactive and predictive technology Dell EMC SupportAssist helps reduce the steps and time it takes to find a resolution, often detecting issues before they become a crisis.I was able to spend some time with Wayne Ricketts, Regional Product Manager SupportAssist, between his customer conversations at the Dell EMC theater in the Microsoft Ignite Solutions Expo.For more information please visit www.dell.com.supportassistGet The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img

Creating Space for a Changing Workforce, Part 3

first_imgAs a leader in technology and innovation, we’re changing how people work together. We recently told you about the exciting renovations made to our dining and office spaces as part of a 3-part series. Now, our 3rd addition includes revamping the very spaces we do some of our most important collaborative work: meeting spaces.What does the future of collaboration look like? Is it virtual face-to-face meetings, better technology, more intuitive meeting spaces?With four generations in today’s workforce, the way people work is rapidly changing. Studies show that each generation has specific needs, and all of them desire flexibility. Using innovative tech solutions, we’re enabling today’s multi-generational workforce to work in ways that work best for them. Simply put, we’re empowering people to work better together.So, welcome to the future of collaboration. It’s carefully shaped around the flexible needs of today’s workforce, giving them the best tools for seamless, intuitive work experiences.Innovated Space for a Flexible WorkforceMeetings don’t always look the same. Our renovations encourage formal or informal meetings to happen anywhere, at any time. Take a walk around any building and you’ll see the variety in meeting room sizes from private two-person cubbies to spacious 12 or 20-person rooms. If sitting through a long meeting is not your thing, standing rooms with high tables abound.New rooms have soundproof glass walls that keep conversations private but also allow natural light to come in. A frosted pane is placed strategically at eye-level so that you have enough transparency to see out, but not in. Even the carpet has acoustic absorption properties.Plus, a whole new set of ad-hoc spaces have sprouted: long booths and quick, getaway nooks make impromptu-meetings easier than ever. On the flip side, having fewer bookable rooms means more choices to claim a space for your meeting on the fly.Global Workplace Strategist Dawn Longacre knows the importance of work environments that inspire top talent to stick around.“There was a workforce study done by Dell a couple years ago that showed people would leave a company if the technology was inferior.”You spoke, and we listened. “People are geeking out that they can go into a meeting room that expects them. They can look on the Dell digital display and it says what meeting is coming up. You push a button and it starts your meeting. People are like, this is amazing!”Our intuitive tech welcomes you ahead of your meeting—the small screens you see beside each door synchronizes with the room’s monitors to display a ‘Welcome’ message with the name and time of your meeting. So whatever your work-style– remote or in-office– there’s a space for you.Upgraded TechnologyIt’s time to say goodbye to old-school conferencing. We’ve simplified connecting to monitors and upgraded the audio systems for smoother, faster meetings. And we’ve made it easier to share content across multiple displays.Enjoy brilliant images in 4K resolution with colors that are consistent across the entire screen no matter where you’re in the room. Up to 20 points of touch interactivity on anti-smudge screens are available.With mobile work on the rise, face-to-face communication is crucial. Dennis Sanders, a Sr. Manager of Unified Communications & Collaboration, explains, “What we know about video conferencing, is that it helps build trust faster.” With seamless connection, you’re able to collaborate with workers around the world.Some rooms feature camera-tracking tech that focuses the camera on the speaker. If someone writes on the whiteboards, the camera will change focus to the whiteboard so that even those attending meetings online can be included every step along the way. And for the uber-whiteboarders, the strategically placed film and glass walls mentioned earlier also double as extended writable space.Scheduling tablets beside each door provide a visual display of the availability for that meeting room, so you can quickly see what’s going on any time of the day. With the power of technology, we’re helping everyone collaborate in smarter ways.Transforming the Way We WorkEvery element has been carefully researched and designed. We’re making these changes to meet the needs of a transforming workforce and build for the future. And the future is here.So get curious and find the space that inspires you to do your best work, where and when you need it. All these innovations come together beautifully so that you can work at full-speed, together.last_img read more

Thailand confirms record 914 new coronavirus cases

first_imgBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has confirmed a record 914 new cases of the coronavirus, all in Samut Sakhon province near Bangkok where a major outbreak began in December. The new cases shot the national total past 14,000. It was the highest daily increase since Jan. 4,  when 745 new cases were reported, mostly in Samut Sakhon among migrant workers from Myanmar. The first case in the recent surge was detected at a major seafood market in the province, which has been shut. Health authorities on Monday began mass proactive testing in the province, targeting up to 10,000 people a day for a week.last_img

Officials: Cause of fire that killed Tony Hsieh undetermined

first_imgA Connecticut investigator says he could not determine if a November house fire that killed Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos, was accidental or intentional. New London Fire Marshal Vernon Skau released a report Tuesday saying there was evidence Hsieh was impaired or intoxicated and may have carelessly discarded smoking materials or misused candles while using a propone heater in a storage shed attached to a riverfront home. Officials ruled the 46-year-old Hsieh died from complications of smoke inhalation from the Nov. 18 fire. He had recently retired from Zappos after 20 years of leading the company.last_img

Officials: A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant has killed 6, injured multiple others

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials: A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant has killed 6, injured multiple others.last_img

Kosovo, Israel establish diplomatic ties

first_imgTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo and Israel have formally established diplomatic ties in a ceremony held digitally due to the pandemic lockdown. Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla and her Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, on Monday held a virtual ceremony to sign the documents. The two countries said the ceremony was “making history” and marking “a new chapter.” The decision on mutual recognition between Kosovo and Israel was achieved last September when Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic agreed to normalize economic ties at a White House summit in the presence of then-President Donald Trump.last_img