A commitment to the vertical industries, Dell launched our Latitude ST tablet, a tablet PC targeting mobile professionals in the healthcare and education industries in November. The Latitude ST can be tailored to specific business or end user needs with certified applications and professional services. The tablet is an enabler for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to view client history, make medical evaluation input, submit prescriptions and research securely on-the-go.
In 2012, the healthcare industry here will observe technology playing a greater role as healthcare providers look to organise all their data while coping with a more mobile workforce e.g. more patient records will be digitised for easy and remote access.
Dell also partnered with Resorts World Sentosa's Maritime Experiential Museum to bring experiential learning through technology at its museum. Our partnership will continue well into 2012 as Dell continues its commitment to help transform education for the digital age.
5) Please share the strategies, as well as products and services roadmap you have lined up for your customers/or potential customers in 2012?
At Dell, we will continue our transformation from a hardware-centric company to an end-to-end solutions provider. Our DNA is listening to our customers, and our product and services rolled out in 2012 will still be a reflection of that.
Green technology will be a big priority for Dell as we move into 2012. Dell has been championing green technology globally and we will be furthering this commitment into the New Year.
Going green is about more than saving trees. Although the environment clearly benefits from power-saving measures, the bigger story is one of opportunity for organisations. Solutions that improve energy efficiency often usher in new ways to enhance operational efficacy and drive innovation. Dell's priority is to help our customers use their resources more efficiently without the compromise on cost, performance or reliability.
For example, with Dell's Advanced Infrastructure Management (AIM) that focuses on maximum flexibility and scalability, fewer servers are needed. This not only translates to energy efficiency, but delivering maximum ROI through reduced capital and operational expenditures, lower software licensing fees, and enhanced operational efficiencies. Another key factor to organisations is improved business continuity through minimised downtime.
Server virtualisation will also be big for Dell in 2012 as customers start looking for products to help build a better virtualised environment. With rapidly evolving needs, customers are looking for even greater flexibility and scalability in the technological solutions they employ.
On the consumer front, we're observing the need for lighter, portable, yet more powerful products. 2011 has been about mobility but 2012 is going to be even bigger on mobility. Dell will be rolling out our Ultrabook in 2012 to deliver on the great demand for mobility and easy access to content, be it for work or play.
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