Globally, it is estimated that there are more than 274 million women entrepreneurs!Yet despite this massive influence and spending power of women entrepreneurs, Dell’s Women Entrepreneur #WECities research and the US Senate report on What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive found that women entrepreneurs around the world receive disproportionate access to the resources needed to thrive, including capital, mentorship and technology.As a global leader Dell is committed to helping women-owned businesses scale with the help of technology and other critical resources and has expanded its program this year to further accelerate the success of women entrepreneurs.A Global Network of WomenDell and Springboard Enterprises, a network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women, hosted a series of Women Funding Women events across the globe this year, including in Toronto, Amsterdam, Paris, Austin, Sydney and Tokyo.Joined by nearly 900 women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government representatives and business leaders, these events shined a spotlight on investments made in women-led companies while encouraging more women to invest. The events helped to foster a global community that supports and invests in women by promoting investment opportunities and encouraging collaboration.We were honored to be joined by a number of other industry associations and companies supporting women entrepreneurs and investors, including, Startup Canada, EY, Accenture, WeConnect International, Incubate, SoGal, Alice, iFundWomen, Anaxago, Startup Delta, and more!You can see photos from all the events here, and stay tuned for details on our next series of Women Funding Women events which will start again in the fall.See You in Toronto for DWEN Summit 2018Although our Women Funding Women event series has come to a close for this year, we are excited to host 150 of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives and international media at our 9th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Toronto from July 15-17, 2018.This two-day event will feature inspiring keynotes, collaborative break-out sessions, and unlimited potential to network and connect with other inspiring women. You may even find your next business partner at the event.If you’re interested in joining, please fill out and submit your profile to join the network. Of note, the ideal DWEN candidate is a woman entrepreneur with revenue or funding between $2-3M USD with plans to scale, however there is some flexibility based on a country’s culture and environment for women entrepreneurs. We happily direct startups and entrepreneurship advocates to our partners such as Alice and Springboard if you do not yet meet the network criteria.Invitations to the DWEN Summit, regional events and partner events will be based on your profile. You can see a recap of this amazing event here.
Throughout history, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have taken home a prestigious Emmy® Award. Now, you can add Dell EMC Isilon to that list!The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored Dell EMC Isilon with a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for early development of HSM (hierarchical storage management) systems. This marks the first time that Dell Technologies has taken home this prestigious award.Pioneering A Storage Solution for Broadcast Challenges While speeches at awards shows can sometimes get a little lengthy, we only have one group to thank today: our customers. Although this award reflects pioneering work from our engineering team, it primarily speaks to the value Isilon provides our customers as well as our continued commitment to innovation.Given the importance of this award, I wanted to reflect on what got us to this moment in Dell EMC Isilon’s history.Back in the early 2000s, media and entertainment companies began to require large-scale shared storage to securely hold and work with proliferating media formats: server ingested serial digital interface (SDI), new digital camera formats, graphics pulls, editorial, transcodes and playout.To address that challenge, Isilon (a standalone company at the time) pioneered a network-attached storage (NAS) solution that’s allowed our customers to easily grow exponentially and tier content according to the business value. Because of the simplicity of managing a single namespace and the TCO of tiering data, Isilon enabled broadcast engineers and studio system administrators, previously focused on data wrangling and storage administration, the freedom to focus on media applications, accelerating workflows and developing business differentiating services.Tackling Today and Tomorrow’s Media and Entertainment WorkflowsSince 2003, over 2000 global organizations including broadcasters, post and VFX houses across 82 countries have invested in Dell EMC Isilon’s scale-out architecture to drive innovation in media workflows.In the last three years alone, our media and entertainment customers have deployed over 1.5 exabytes of Isilon storage for media workflows and that investment continues to grow as live, episodic and feature datasets continue their phenomenal growth.Today, media companies face a new set of challenges as content creators and distributors must determine how to take advantage of new technologies, that accelerate and simplify the creation of high-quality content in new resolutions and formats, as well as new viewing experiences for consumers, across traditional and new content distribution platforms. While at the same time, existing content needs to be digitized, archived, and stored, with proper tagging, to ensure quick retrieval and monetization. As these new challenges emerge, old ones still endure, with media organizations continuing to be under pressure to increase production quality, all while keeping costs low, and creating high returns for their owners and investors.The Foundation of Media WorkflowsDell EMC Isilon is a key member of the broader Dell Technologies media and entertainment solution portfolio. Dell’s Precision workstations and displays are designed to empower creatives, Virtualized and Cloud Enabled solutions with VMware allow media companies to consolidate, run, manage, connect, and protect all your applications, Dell Networking enabling engineering teams to significantly reduce costs and empower IP broadcast workflows, Dell EMC PowerEdge servers continue to be a foundation of render farm and media application infrastructure, Dell Boomi is simplifying application integration and automation, and so much more.Over the years, many of our customers have received Emmy® Awards, recognizing their fantastic content and compelling visual effects, developed using Isilon storage at the core of their media production workflow. We’re grateful that we can now add our name to this list as well.We look forward to receiving this award in April at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Speaking of which, if you’ll be in Vegas this April 18-22, please stop by our booth to see firsthand how Dell Technologies media and entertainment solutions can help you simplify, accelerate and cloud-enable your workflows, plus you’ll be able to take a picture with the Emmy® Award and celebrate this honor with us!
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China’s dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic government and test American resolve. The State Department says it notes with concern the pattern of China’s ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbors, including Taiwan. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry says China on Saturday sent eight bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons and four fighter jets just southwest of the island. It said China sent another eight on Sunday. It’s part of a long-standing pattern of Chinese incursions aimed at pressuring the government of President Tsai Ing-wen into caving to Beijing’s demand that she recognize Taiwan as a part of Chinese territory.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister has unveiled plans to strengthen the country’s financial supervisory authority following the accounting scandal at payment systems provider Wirecard. He promised Tuesday that the agency will gain “bite.” The finance ministry had announced on Friday that regulator BaFin’s president, Felix Hufeld, was stepping down to make possible a “new beginning” at the top. BaFin’s executive director for securities supervision, Elisabeth Roegele, is also leaving. One-time tech star Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through insolvency proceedings in June after admitting that 1.9 billion euros ($2.3 billion) that was supposedly held in trust accounts in the Philippines probably did not exist. German authorities have been criticized for failing to step in sooner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS and NBC trading Super Bowls is one of the rare times it might end up benefitting both networks. While NBC gets an Olympic/Super Bowl doubleheader next year, CBS gets one of the best quarterback matchups in the game’s 55-year history on Sunday with Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs. The matchup also is the lynchpin to a day of programming that has been planned for over a year _ and in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.