A senior executive at Dell has been voted Woman of the Year by 1,000 IT voters.
Sarah Shields, executive director and general manager at Dell UK, picked up the award at an event organised by PCR in London today.
Shields said: “It’s an absolute honour, especially to be in a room full of such amazing women. I really am at a loss for words right now, but I think the best thing that I can do is to inspire all women to join IT.”
Michael Dell announced on Twitter in July that his namesake company would let customers buy Dell products using Bitcoins, making the tech vendor one of the largest businesses to accept the digital currency.
A month later, the Dell CEO said on Twitter that the company had received an order for PowerEdge servers worth more than 85 Bitcoins, or about $50,000. There were no details about the customer that bought the systems, but it's likely among the largest Dell has received since accepting Bitcoins as payment.
Dell's been involved in serious networking for years, but never quite like this. The Austin, TX PC and server giant is partnering up with Cumulus Networks to deliver Linux-based, bare-metal networking devices.
My first computer came with a 13-inch CRT monitor. It was enormous, heavy, and flickered -- probably the reason I wear glasses today. When flat-screen LCD monitors started becoming affordable, I bought one post haste. However, It was only this year that I achieved a 1080p display; the awesome 27-inch AOC e2752She. While I thought I was on the cutting-edge of technology, apparently, I am not.
A number of Dell users have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks "smell of cat urine". Dell engineers have ruled out biological contamination, and said the smell was not a health hazard.
The problem lay in the manufacturing process, which has now been changed, the company said. Users affected by the issue should send their laptop back for replacement parts.