August 3, 2010
Dell’s Security Opportunity
Jon Oltsik writes about Dell’s opportunity in the security space.
“This week, Dell announced its entry into the SMB security market with a portfolio of products and services. The initial portfolio is fairly simple, with Dell partnering with others for endpoint security, network security, and security services. There is no shortage of vendors in the security space, but I believe Dell has an opportunity here. Security issues don’t discriminate by organizational size — small companies have to have the same type of protection that larger ones do. That said, security is complex and grows more difficult daily. Dell has the opportunity to help SMBs simplify security by providing tightly packaged and configured end-to-end security solutions. Yes, others can do this to but most security vendors have wide gaps in their portfolios. Dell can sell systems, storage, networks and the whole security enchilada.”
“Samsung has replaced its four-platter 2TB disk driven with a three-platter one offering lower power consumption. The desktop 3.5-inch EcoGreen F4EG drive comes in 1.5TB and 2TB flavours, with a 32MB cache, 3Gbit/s SATA interface, native command queuing and a 5400rpm spin speed. Each platter has a capacity of 667GB, which is matched by Western Digital’s Caviar Green 2TB WD20EARS. That drive has a larger 64MB cache.”
Android sales surge, surpass iPhone (Updated)
Ed Burnette shares some survey results looking at Android-based smartphones versus the Apple iPhone.
“A survey from the Nielson Company, shows that new sales of Android-based devices surpassed iPhone sales for the first time in the second quarter. In the US, Android accounted for 27 per cent of new sales, where the Apple iPhone accounted for 23 per cent. RIM continues to lead the way with 33 per cent of the market, according to Nielson. Keep in mind that these figures do not include sales of the iPod Touch and iPad, which run the same operating system as the iPhone, because they are not phones.”