At Boys Town, we’re focused on improving the lives of at-risk children, leading them toward a brighter, healthier future. Boys Town’s most recent strategic direction has been to focus on providing early intervention and preventative services in communities with high densities of at-risk children and families. Our consultants, commonly referred to as caregivers, provide Care Coordination Services, Therapy Services, In-Home Family Services, and Common Sense Parenting Classes to students and their parents. Boys Town continues to expand its care network, reaching more than two million people annually, making it one of the country’s largest non-profit child-care agencies. Here in IT, we’re rolling out a new generation of tools that are breaking barriers in mobility to help caregivers provide the best possible service to the children in our communities.It wasn’t always easy for our caregivers to provide the desired service levels when interacting with children and their families. The challenge we faced was that our off-the-charts data growth slowed access to vital data, cutting into valuable time our caregivers spent with our children and families. This is why we selected EMC XtremIO: to fire up performance and help us provide lightning-speed engagements with our community base.We first leveraged XtremIO for a VDI roll-out. Previously, virtual desktops were a large pain-point for Boys Town, taking forever to boot up and load, causing a poor end-user experience. Since supporting our VDI environment on XtremIO, our virtual desktop performance has improved significantly. We have also seen an incredible performance increase in all of our mission-critical application performance, specifically our National Youth Care Database (NDB), which our caregivers use to ensure that children and their families are safe and receiving the care and treatment they need.With XtremIO’s deduplication and compression capabilities, it has been incredibly easy to add new applications and data sources, such as CRM, without any lag in performance, allowing us to enhance our offerings to the communities we serve. Within a year’s time, XtremIO has gone from handling 700 to 4,000 different data sources that include everything from children’s reading logs at our schools, to our HVAC systems in our residential village of 75 homes, to pharmaceuticals prescribed to our children. XtremIO enabled the expansion of our Boys Town National Hotline, housing all of the very confidential information that is generated from this critical service. Boys Town will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017, and as part of the celebration, IT is in the process of digitizing all of Boys Town’s historical records. We have no doubt that XtremIO is well-equipped to handle this workload.As a non-profit, keeping close attention to cost and efficiency is very important, and XtremIO has exceeded our expectations, allowing Boys Town to reallocate funds to what’s most critical to our business: helping children and their families. XtremIO is extremely easy-to-use and the management interface has helped our staff tremendously. Collectively, the time we spend managing storage has plummeted significantly.While XtremIO is ideal for our critical applications, we’re also using other EMC solutions across our environment such as EMC Isilon, which stores our facility monitoring videos, CIFS, and SMB files. We also rely on EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain for data protection, and EMC ScaleIO software-defined storage to give our test and development team quicker, more agile access to IT resources.In addition to the technical benefits EMC solutions bring to Boys Town, we also value that EMC genuinely cares about our organization’s mission of saving children and their families. We see this every day in the way EMC services and supports us, and through the time they put into recommending and co-creating the right solutions for Boys Town. EMC goes the extra mile to make sure our IT infrastructure is giving our caregivers fast, easy access to the technology tools they need to help deliver compassionate care to our children.
Month: February 2021
The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere! IoT is all about smart technologies in packages solutions that can be easily deployed to enable business and human progress.“When we unveiled the Dell Technologies IoT division last fall, we committed to leaning on the Dell Technologies family of businesses to engineer the right solutions to meet customer needs in conjunction with our partner ecosystem,” said Chris Wolff (@Chris_Wolff), head of IoT and OEM solutions for Dell Technologies in a recent announcement at Dell Technologies World. “This collaboration will enable customers to implement IoT more seamlessly, for better and faster ROI.”I had the chance to speak with her at that event about how Dell’s capacity, expertise and methodology accelerates future makers time from dream to revenue.Partners play a critical role in bringing those game-changing ideas to fruition. Wolff’s team is focused on developing programs and strategies that help our technology partners like Intel, Microsoft, VMware, ISVs, channel partners and systems integrators make IoT smarter form the edge to the core.Listen to our conversation here:Get Dell EMC 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)
Welcome to the Gamescom 2019 News Site!Here you will find all the Alienware and Dell happenings at Gamescom 2019, including information about product launches, event coverage and business news. #Alienware #Gamescom2019Quick Links:Gamescom Event Page Press ReleaseEvent Details: Venue Location: Koelnmesse, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyAlienware & Dell Gaming Product Showcase – Hall 7, Stand B030 Date/time: Launch Event (by invitation only): Monday August 19, at 6 pm Cologne local timeWill also be streamed on Alienware.tv Coverage: Tune in to Alienware.tv Tuesday, August 20th – Saturday, August 24th for event coverage.Schedule of Events: Photos: Social: Public Days: Wednesday, August 21 – Saturday, August 24Gamescom Badge required for entry
Make sure to catch the first edition of Tech Talks streaming now. From traditional media to specialty curated webinars and videos, technology and business leaders consume content from a variety of sources to educate themselves on current and rising business challenges while staying up-to-date with the constantly evolving technology landscape. Regardless of their content of choice, they’re seeking counsel from “the experts” and want an unbiased view of the market to help them make the long-term strategic decisions required of them.To provide leaders with a one-stop shop destination that’s one part open forum and one part seminar, we’re excited to introduce the Tech Talks video series, a new educational platform designed to expose the complexities faced by businesses. Through the series, experts from a variety of backgrounds and industries explore and discuss a range of solutions viewers have at their disposal to anticipate and overcome the next wave of challenges, providing insights and advice to all levels of the business.The curated series provides viewers a broad perspective to help them make more informed decisions on the technology solutions available to them and how major industry vendors, including partner vendors and Dell Technologies, can help.The first edition of Tech Talks covers the challenges and obstacles facing IT as today’s modern-day workforce rapidly embraces evolved workstyles, providing them with the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere.Viewers will also learn how solutions like Unified Workspace evolved from industry best practices and why it’s uniquely designed to meet the workforce needs of today.Throughout the series, viewers will hear from experts including: Michael Crones, CIO of Draper Labs; Carolina Milanesi Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies; Pat Quigley, VP of User Experience at Dell Technologies; Jason Roszak, VP of Product Marketing at VMware; Matt Hathaway, VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black; Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group; and many more.We’ll explore topics including:IT leader challengesWorkforce evolutionPC lifecycle modernizationSecuring the modern workforceFacing the AI revolutionEmbracing the as-a-service model