VMWorld 2016 – What happens in Vegas gets spread around the Internet

first_imgWhat happens in Vegas will definitely not be staying in Vegas at this year’s #VMWorld 2016 US, an event carried out as much online as it is in the conference rooms and expo floor. This year should be no exception, as Dell representatives from all areas of the business are excited to be on hand to meet with our customers and partners and demonstrate some amazing solutions.&nbsp;</p><p>Let’s start with some of the presentations that will be taking place in the Dell booth:HoneywellCome hear about how Dell and Honeywell are partnering to deliver Hyper-converged virtualization solutions to Oil Refineries and other mission critical industrial applications with the Dell FX2 and VMware VSAN. (Monday at 11:30 and 2:30; Tuesday at 11:30)Liberate your Network InfrastructureThis session will discuss how Dell and VMware are working closely together to help customers build a Software-Defined Data Center by providing a robust and open underlay network infrastructure that complements a VMware NSX network virtualization overlay. (Monday and Tuesday at 1:00)FX2 and VMware VSAN = Powerful PerformanceThe unique combination of Dell’s FX2 infrastructure and versatility of VSAN licensing enabled 16X the performance of a legacy solution in only 2U and up to 32X by leveraging VSAN licensing to add a SAN. (Monday and Tuesday at 1:30)Get control of your VDI solutionWith the onset of Win 10, Office 2016 and more, the perfect storm is brewing that could upend your VDI implementation if it’s not similarly GPU-powered. (Monday and Tuesday at 2:00)Dell Virtual Rack EnvironmentThis interactive online catalogue of products and solutions gives you quick access to Servers, Storage, Networking, and Engineered Solutions with features, specifications, videos and more. (Monday at 3:00)Make Converged Infrastructure work for youYou seek the simplicity that comes with converged architectures, where the work of ensuring the fit and interoperability of the latest technologies has been done in advance for you. But, too often, this means that you have to adapt too much to the system. Come see an example of how you can design your own converged system to your requirements. (Monday at 4:30)Management Tools in a VMware EnvironmentEven with the freedom that VMware and virtualization provides, some kind of routine monitoring and maintenance is still critical to your hardware infrastructure. See some of the management tools and integrations that can help you maintain your hardware with minimal fuss. (Monday and Tuesday at 5:00)Dell Active System ManagerDell’s ASM lifecycle management platform enables you to adapt your infrastructure efficiently and with low administrative time, even for heterogeneous, fine-tuned architectures running a variety of workloads. (Tuesday at 3:00)Besides those great presentations, you can swing by the booth anytime the floor is open to get up close and personal with our technology and meet our subject matter experts. We’ll also have representatives from Dell Financial Services will be on hand to discuss with you our flexible consumption options and payment offers tailor made for any combination of hardware, software, or services.V0dgeballOne of the best activities at VMworld actually takes place before the show officially opens. It’s called v0dgeball – and if you don’t know about it, here’s a little background:&nbsp;</p><p>The Dell team has some pretty sweet t-shirts planned for this competition, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Even if you’re not on a team, I highly recommend you attend as a spectator, donate a few bucks at the door, and cheer on your favorite group of dodgeball maniacs. It’s always a fun time.Keepin’ it VirtualIf you’re like me, you may not be in attendance this year, but you’ll be following along closely online – and especially on Twitter, where the conversations tend to be lively. Be sure to keep track of the #Dell and #VMworld hashtags next week to join in the conversation. And of course continue to watch this space for news and updates from Dell next week.And lastly, if you can’t make it to VMworld, I hope that you can join us in Austin October 18-20 at Dell World 2016.last_img read more


Benefits of business lending as a vehicle financing option for members

first_imgLet’s say you are a small business owner — an insurance agent, home construction company or consultant. You need a vehicle (or perhaps several vehicles) directly tied to your job to get work done. Typically, in order to finance such vehicles, members would go to their local credit union and take out a loan based upon their own personal credit and name.This, however, poses challenges for the business owner. For example, if our hypothetical business owner has a small fleet of vehicles under his or her personal name and credit, they may count towards the traditional debt to income ratio and may limit that individual’s ability to acquire, for example, a home mortgage or other financial products and services which he or she may need; all because these vehicles are tied directly to his or her personal name and credit and not to the name and credit of the business.Rather than running this legitimate business expense through a member’s personal credit, many may find it advantageous to link the loan to their business name and credit. That way, the loan is held under the umbrella of the business name and does not impact in a negative way, the personal name and credit of the business owner. Business owners can also grow and nurture their business credit in such a way. By obtaining the loan through a commercial lending program, such as may be made available using the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, tax write-offs and other implications of securing a business vehicle are simpler in nature than if the member was to use traditional consumer lending.Arranging vehicle loans in such a way is also of benefit to the credit union in that it helps increase overall loan portfolio, improves account relationships and business loan capacity and empowers members for future additional product penetration. It also offers a credit union the ability to realize a higher return on assets, as these business loans may be sold off at a premium if government backed.We have developed a program that also designed to help introduce credit union staff at the branch level to business lending. From the outside, business lending can be seen as complex, time-consuming and, frankly, intimidating to many credit union employees. Such a program allows credit union staff to dip their toes into the business lending waters with a seamless program designed to be simple to learn and beneficial to both the credit union and its members. The program also allows credit unions to use their already-established and proven credit scoring system in order to qualify such loans, and ensure their member a legitimate business loan that may be closed within 2-24 hours.Additional benefits of such business lending-focused vehicle financing include lower loan risk for the credit union (due to the government-backed nature of the SBA loan). The member will also realize potential longer terms with lower payments and lower collateral requirements than with typical consumer lending. Overall, the program offers positive gains and the potential for deeper and more meaningful product and service relationships for both member and credit union.For more information about this program and the potential for your credit union to serve business member vehicle lending needs through the SBA program, contact Joey Duckworth at (801) 545-7935 or [email protected] 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joey Duckworth Mr. Duckworth has over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, and over 15 years of experience in the credit union industry, including more than 10 years of … Web: www.mblllc.com Detailslast_img read more