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They Say "Dell" On The Side Instead Of "Sun"

"The Fact That They Say 'Dell' On The Side Instead Of 'Sun' Tells You All You Need To Know About IT Today."

[The following is an unedited transcript of an internal email exchange yesterday afternoon at SYS-CON Media offices. Disclaimer: We did not have any conversation with any of the hardware vendors regarding the selection of the hardware to install and use for the new "SYS-CON.TV" and "blog-n-play" Web sites. SYS-CON paid full price for the Dell hardware through Dell.com. Strukhoff did not know the online editor would publish his comment on the Web site.]

From: "Roger Strukhoff" <[email protected]>
To: "Fuat Kircaali" <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Rob did you buy more blades?
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 18:51:35 -0800

The fact that they say "Dell" on the side of them instead of "Sun" tells you all you need to know about IT today.

----- Original Message -----
From: John Hamilton
[email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 5:59 PM
Subject: Rob did you buy more blades?

thank you.  now i can sleep a little easier!

*dit it...*

At 06:01 PM 2/8/2005, you wrote:
gosh ... i didn't!

but now you've done it ... *_can you put the covers back on those blades_*.  i would hate someone to kick it with their feet.


John Hamilton wrote:
Rob did you buy more blades?
I see a big ass box on a skid in the middle of your office !!

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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Infernoz 02/26/05 02:44:34 PM EST

Dell are beholden to Intel, so tough if you want (better) AMD systems, they also offer a worse deal than other vendors; that's where the high profit comes from! At work we buy from IBM and HP now, not Dell.

Sun at least sell faster, more power efficient AMD Opteron systems * and has systems expertise that Dell can only dream of. If AMD can gain enough (justified) acceptance then Dell could be in serious trouble and Sun (and other vendors) could be laughing.

* You may not realize it, but many Intel systems run slow because the heatsink can't dissipate the excessive heat output of the CPU, so the CPU underclocks to save itself, AMD64 systems don't have these flaws thanks to cooler CPUs and the decent heatsink in AMD64/Opteron retail packs.

Dell Rules 02/10/05 03:50:43 PM EST

Here you go, "Dell Q4 earnings rise on revenue of $13.46 bln."

That's why Dell server photos you printed were in SYS-CON's data room. It does not make any difference you guys are publishing JDJ. What did Sun accomplish lately?

Puleeze 02/10/05 06:17:51 AM EST

The article was a totally pointless fluff piece, but the feedback contains the real humor. Old-school-IT fanboys like the previous poster not withstanding, the nature of IT today is not that you automatically buy Dell, or any other brand for that matter, but that you take a look at what you need and who can deliver the best value. At my company, a Fortune 100 firm, that's usually HP due to service and support contracts, but we often see other logos, including Dell.

You'reAnIdiot 02/10/05 06:01:37 AM EST

The fact that they say "Dell" on the side of them instead of "Sun" tells you how little you know about IT(period).

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