Making an Impact on the Silicon Slopes

first_imgLocal Industry Associations – We work closely with the Utah Technology Council, our local high-tech industry association. Together we have created programs like Curiosity Unleashed, a STEM initiative to encourage students, parents, and educators to develop skills that are in high demand in the tech industry. Last Friday, I had the privilege of hosting U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch at the EMC Utah Center of Excellence (CoE). Senator Hatch spoke on the state of Utah as a technology leader and noted EMC’s advancements in the enterprise technology industry:“EMC is providing the type of jobs and critical technology needed to help keep our country ahead of the technology curve. The company invests in its people and the communities in which it operates, while also providing leading solutions for Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cybersecurity. Today’s visit to EMC’s Utah office showcased the great work that is being done to help keep our state’s technology industry at the forefront of the global economy.”ShareMore than 1,000 EMC employees are based at the Utah Center of Excellence (CoE), working on a variety of IT-as-a-Service projects such as setting up Hadoop-as-a-Service so that customers can do faster Big Data analytics.The CoE is right in the middle of a new tech corridor becoming known as the Silicon Slopes. Much like what exists in the Bay Area of California, but unique to our mountainous geography. Many of us believe we enjoy a higher quality of life than in California and combined with a vibrant, well-educated workforce and infrastructure investments like Google Fiber, we’re driving substantial growth in Utah’s tech sector.EMC isn’t the only company out here either. There is also Adobe, whose Digital Marketing business is based in Utah, and IM Flash, an Intel-Micron JV that produces a vast amount of the NAND flash memory used in consumer electronics like the Apple iPhone, just to name a couple.You can’t just show up on the Slopes and reap the benefits though. There are three areas that have been key to our success so far:Government Relations – Relationships with state and local governments have been critically important. Together we have created programs like the Engineering and Computer Science Initiative that provides substantial funds to increase the number of engineering graduates from Utah universities. And when those relationships are backed by strong partnerships at the national level with people like Senator Hatch the benefits are extended to the entire tech industry. Higher Education Partnerships – We also have strong relationships with the three largest universities in the state: University of Utah, Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University. They provide continuing education to our employees and we hire many of their graduates.On top of this, employees are driving several other partnerships that benefit both our company and the local community, such as the working with the Utah Food Bank and the Salt Lake Valley Science & Engineering Fair.When all of these factors come together, you get results – like the ability to expand business presence – not to mention continued attention from public figures like Senator Hatch who influence key issues like patent reform, corporate tax reform, immigration reform, and cybersecurity.Thanks again to the Senator and all of the other partners who have been part of our journey at EMC in Utah!I hope to see you here soon on the Silicon Slopes.last_img read more

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Bringing Opportunity to OEMs

first_img Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:05Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -2:05 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. How OEMS can Unlock New Revenue Streams by Leveraging Software Design and Monetizing Customer DataThanks to digital transformation, application workload continues to increase exponentially. As an OEM, you and your customers must be multi-cloud ready and capable of connecting as part of a system of intelligent systems. Having an architecture that can handle a massive amount of data is critical to success.In my view, a dual approach is the only way to go. Hyperconvergence integrates multiple system components into a single integrated turnkey solution while a software-defined storage array allows you to leverage a range of capabilities across different hardware platforms.This approach truly offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to build appliances to meet your customers’ needs across multiple vertical industries. Key benefits include increased resiliency and scalability.I believe that 2020 is a time of unprecedented opportunity for OEMs. With the right partner and architecture, you can develop innovative solutions to unlock new revenue streams and monetize customer data.Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions understand the complexities of the OEM marketplace and can help you innovate faster.If you’d like to learn more, please read this technical brief on why a software-defined approach is important for solution designers and watch the video below. Follow us on Twitter @delltechoem and join our LinkedIn Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Showcase page here.last_img read more

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Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom ‘Young Rock’

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson’s new NBC comedy “Young Rock” is a coming-of-age story inspired by his challenging childhood and youth. The story is framed by the adult Johnson’s reflections on his life as he makes a fictional run for president in the year 2032. Johnson says the approach was designed to give him an ongoing role in the comedy, which debuts in February on NBC. “Young Rock” recounts what Johnson faced before becoming a famous pro wrestler and then film and TV star and producer. Johnson declined to say if he might be preparing America for his real-life run for president someday.last_img read more

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EU tightens vaccine export rules, creates post-Brexit outcry

first_imgBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has introduced tighter rules on exports of coronavirus vaccines that could hit shipments to nations like the United Kingdom amid a deepening dispute with drugmaker AstraZeneca over supplies of potentially lifesaving shots. The measure created an outcry Friday in Northern Ireland and the UK, amid fears it would trigger controls on vaccines shipments produced in the 27-nation bloc to the small territory that is part of United Kingdom and borders the EU’s Ireland. Under the post-Brexit deal, EU products should still be able to travel unhindered from the bloc to Northern Ireland. The EU later made clear it won’t introduce controls on vaccines to Northern Ireland.last_img read more

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Tanzania says no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines

first_imgDODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s health ministry says it has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines, just days after the president of the country of 60 million people expressed doubt about the vaccines without offering evidence. Tanzania’s government has been widely criticized for its approach to the pandemic. It has not updated its number of coronavirus infections _ 509 _ since April. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its latest travel warning on Tanzania says the country’s level of COVID-19 is “very high.” It gave no details but urged against all travel to the East African nation.last_img read more

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Florida police search for car stolen while carrying vaccine

first_imgPLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida police are investigating the theft of a car that was carrying $10,000 worth of COVID-19 vaccine. The Plant City Police Department said Thursday that it is searching for a man suspected of having stolen the vehicle with 30 vials inside. The police report says the car had been left unlocked with the engine running by a driver who worked for a contractor that provides logistical support. Contractor CDR Maguire says the driver had gotten out of the car to find a security guard to allow him to enter the site. The company says it has no reason to believe the thief knew the vials were in the car.last_img read more

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