Dell World: Big Hopes To Woo HP Customers
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User Rank: Guru
10/13/2011 | 6:54:29 PM
re: Dell World: Big Hopes To Woo HP Customers
HP and Dell both have ownership in the company, Affiliated Computer Systems of Dallas, TX, a Delaware corporation, that bought EDS. ACS was bought by Xerox. In this world of mega mergers and acquisitions; its amazing that one can be in ' competition' with part of itself? ACS has control of most of the data and files of 26+ federal agencies and most state agencies are coming under their control. A quote from a prof of mine in 1968: who ever controls the flow of information in a government, controls the govt. Many nations have come under the control of this one mega, financially interlocked, international conglomerate. Diligent oversight has been lax by our govt as Congress passed laws that will no longer allow intern audits of govt contractors and they can't be investigated or prosecuted for criminal wrong doing. The govt is relying on civil suits by individuals to do the job of govt and too often its too expensive and often class actions aren't legally available. One Dallas atty wrote me a letter saying it costs 21/2 million to bring a suit and then the atty takes the risk of not being the first one ' blowing the whistle.' Many of us have and use the products and have had great service and satisfaction with the physical products, but the control of data sent to govt agencies sometimes results in loss of constitutional rights and lives and livelihoods are adversely affected. Linda Joy Adams with files and monies missing in 5 agencies under the control of ACS.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/13/2011 | 6:14:23 PM
re: Dell World: Big Hopes To Woo HP Customers
Migrating off of System p to Dell's zero quality control servers.... Dell has the worst quality ratings and the worst customer sat. Why even go to Dell World? Everyone knows what they sell. They knock off IBM and HP products making them slightly less expensive and considerably lower quality. It is not like Dell is going to announce a slew of technical innovations. They just copy other peoples' homework.

If they are a large IBM Unix shop looking to migrate to Linux, they should consider a System z with RHEL Linux engines. Less costly and more reliable with lower floor space/power/cooling/admin time, etc than Unix or x86... or HP c BladeSystem or IBM eX5... anything but Dell.

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