News & Press Releases

At Davenport Group, we work hard to stay current with the latest technology innovations. Our partners at Dell Technologies, VMware, and Microsoft are leading the way in IT transformation, and we love to talk about their success. Below, we share important news stories and press releases discussing the ever-evolving IT industry.

Dell VMware Doubling Down On Integrations; Partners ‘Thrilled’

Dan McCormick said the joint engineering between the two companies will not only help partners win sales in the market, but provides customers with a more consistent and seamless IT experience. He said that although both Dell and VMware will have their own individual business and build partnerships with vendors who may compete against other individual families within Dell Technologies, the assurance of a tightly coupled Dell-VMware solution can’t be matched. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Dell EMC Revamps Federal Channel Partner Strategy With Distributors

“We see [Dell EMC’s] leadership happening everywhere even with the most recent GSA win with VxRail, which is a very important area we play in,” said McCormick. “Anytime that Dell EMC can help simplify the complex environment within the federal buying process, it allows the channel a good opportunity to step in with their unique value.” READ FULL ARTICLE

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New Dell Technologies Advantage Program Will ‘Elevate’ Dell Partners

Partners are pumped for the new Dell Technologies Advantage framework, telling CRN that an end-to-end cohesive story and channel delivery mechanism will undoubtedly change the customer conversation. “It really helps to elevate the conversation into one that’s more about the enterprise stack and the overall business priority,” said Dan McCormick, Executive Vice President at St. Paul, Minn.-based Davenport Group, a Dell Technologies partner. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure: A Look at Your Options (and Cookies!)

I know it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the offerings out there around hyperconverged infrastructure. Which option do I choose? Is it worth the investment? How do I know? These questions about HCI are all valid. There are so many ways to accomplish your IT goals with vSAN alone. I’m here today to clear up some of this confusion using something everyone loves: cookies. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Dell Fires Back At Icahn: VMware Stock Swap ‘In The Best Interests’ Of Shareholders

“Dell Technologies, Dell EMC and VMware in particular, has demonstrated a commitment to align products, solutions, services and programs across brands, and I expect to see increasing collaboration going forward irrespective of which path Dell Technologies may take to re-emerge as a public company,” said Dan McCormick, Executive Vice President of Davenport Group. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Davenport Group Network Engineer Rick Rutherford Earns Prestigious CCNP Certification

Davenport Group announced today that Rick Rutherford, Network Engineer, has earned the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. This certification is difficult to complete, requiring months of study and field work. With this training, Davenport Group will continue to extend their ability to integrate Dell EMC solutions into complex, diverse environments. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Fistfuls of Growth: Dell EMC’s Expanded Product Portfolio Paves New Paths for Partners

“This was a big year of change, and I think Dell has handled it really well,” St. Charles said. “You’re going to see a pretty significant leapfrog in improvements in 2018 that will allow us to capture more market share. You can feel the support for the channel. You can feel a tangible excitement level in the Dell teams to work with the channel and to grow that segment of the business.” READ FULL ARTICLE

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Davenport Group Announces Hire of Executive Vice President

IT industry veteran Dan McCormick joins the Davenport Group team in the newly created role of Executive Vice President. “Dan’s unique combination of skills and experience will be critical for us as we expand our capabilities as a trusted innovation partner for our customers,” says Sonia St. Charles, CEO. READ FULL ARTICLE

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