Female Filmmakers Share How to Drive Change

first_imgThere was a lot of talk around the lack of representation of women directors, producers and writers at Sundance this year. Following the Women’s Rally with Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred and Common, we held a panel discussion in the Dell Den with female filmmakers to talk about where we are today, where we are going and how we’ll get there.Maybe the Academy Awards heard our roar given they nominated three women for Best Original Screenplay. If one of them wins, it will be the first time in 10 years.But diversity and inclusion isn’t just a Hollywood and film industry conversation. It’s a big conversation in the tech industry, too. So I want to share a few calls to action from the panel and audience discussion with you that I think we can all act on starting today – #FemaleFilmmakerFriday.Our panelists included filmmakers and media powerhouses Ondi Timoner (Director, Dig! and We Live in Public; two-time Sundance Grand Jury Winner), Robyn Moreno (Co-President, Latina Media Ventures) and Robin Houser (Director and Producer, Bias and CODE). We discussed how they’re using film to impact society and what their experiences are like in today’s world; as well as the underrepresentation for women and people of color on camera and in film.Take a few minutes to watch it now, or skip past the video to see key takeaways about how we can drive change.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVjpIODz0PwTakeaways for women in film, tech and everywhere:Make unconscious bias conscious – this is the only way to change it.Apply for those jobs and go for it. Robin Hauser shared a study on how women will not apply for jobs if they do not feel 90 or 100 percent confident they qualify.If you have a child, go speak at their school. Young women need role models.If you’re in a position to do so, hire more women and people of color. You can accomplish this by broadening your selection pool.Be bold. We have more power than we think and we need to use it.Acting agents need to help female actresses land the next film.Include programs in schools to get young women and minorities interested in film.Support Latin films and filmmakers by going to watch their films.  Vote with your wallet.Be loud and own your voice. We can’t stay quiet.One thing we are doing at Dell is investing in women and film. Dell is a sponsor of Robin Hauser’s Bias documentary, which she made on our technology. Super proud of that and of her amazing work and accomplishments.Panelist and director, Ondi Timoner concluded the panel by challenging us to collaborate and not to compete with one another. She also encouraged us to challenge others and spread the conversation. I want to do that here. What calls to action would you add? What do you want to see change for women in film or the industry you are in?last_img read more

Magic Four-Peat: Gartner Names Dell EMC a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for Fourth Year in a Row

first_imgReady to do more with your own unstructured data? Learn more about Dell EMC Isilon and ECS platforms and contact us for more details.A complimentary copy of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage is available here.With this newest report, Dell EMC is now positioned as a Leader in nine Gartner Magic Quadrants. We feel the continued recognition demonstrates the market demand from global enterprises for scalable, reliable and easy to use products that help them to focus on managing their businesses, not their storage.*Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage” by Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, Chandra Mukhyala, September 30, 2019Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Company recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute The Dell EMC team is honored to once again be recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. Isilon and ECS, Dell EMC’s industry-leading solutions for distributed file systems and object storage, were evaluated for the Gartner report.We believe our laser-focus on innovation and our unwavering commitment to customers are key driving factors to being recognized by Gartner as a Leader  in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for the fourth consecutive year for this Magic Quadrant, and for many years prior in other Gartner Magic Quadrants. That’s right, for the fourth year in a row the company has been recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute on current and anticipated customer requirements.Addressing the unstructured data challengeAccording to Gartner, “By 2024, enterprises will triple their unstructured data stored as file or object storage from what they have in 2019”.* Businesses need to have storage systems in place that allow them to focus on the data, the applications and the workloads, not on additional configurations, lack of performance or limited scaling capabilities. You should not have to change how IT works, just because the data keeps growing.In the report, Gartner states, “Market leaders will typically be able to execute strongly across multiple geographies with products that cover both distributed file systems and object storage offerings. They also have consistent financial performance, broad platform support and flexible deployment models.”* The unstructured data teams here at Dell EMC are continuously working to improve our offerings and provide customers with agile, scalable and cost-effective storage platforms that address the ever-increasing amounts of unstructured data our customers continue to be faced with.Below are some of the recent enhancements we’ve made to our unstructured data solutions over the last few months to help organizations modernize and simplify their storage infrastructure:New Dell EMC Isilon innovations. Isilon OneFS 8.2 and the Isilon H5600 enable organizations to support demanding workloads with massive capacity and performance and provide a highly efficient, dense storage solution that helps organizations shrink their data center footprint and lower costs.Additional updates to Isilon OneFS further accelerate in-line compression and deduplication to provide up to a 140% greater usable capacity of Isilon solutions powered by OneFS.For object storage, new ECS 3.4 software strengthens the platform’s enterprise readiness, improves customer ROI, enhances data visibility into system health, and the new EX500 appliance provides a versatile option for midsized enterprises supporting both modern applications or deep archive use cases.Announced the certification of Dell EMC Isilon version OneFS 8.2 with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3.1 and Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub(CDH) via the Cloudera QATS (Quality Assured Testing Suite) program. Certification of Dell EMC ECS as the S3 object store using QATS for both HDP and Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) is also underway.Our impressive Dell EMC Isilon and ECS install base grows every day and our teams are diligently working to deliver new innovations that will help our customers tackle and get more value out of the explosion of data that they have to store and manage. Jam Filled – Long version – FINAL 12-18-17Jam Filled gives animators the compute power they needwhile cost-efficiently adjusting capacity to match spikes and lulls inthe project pipeline.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:03/Duration 3:19Loaded: 8.08%0:03Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:16 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances: Increased Cloud Capacity with DDOS 7.3

first_imgDD6900 new entry capacity pointWe are also introducing a new entry capacity point for the DD6900, starting at 24TB usable capacity, down from the original 48TB. This is achieved with half shelf licensing support via DDOS 7.3 allowing for grow in place expansion, in 24TB increments, when more disk space is needed. The PowerProtect DD portfolio now offers comprehensive coverage ranging from 1TB with DDVE up to 1.5PB usable with the DD9900.Ease of managementWith DDOS 7.2, we introduced a streamlined upgrade process for PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC) allowing for the scheduling of PowerProtect DD upgrades in a one to many format. With DDOS 7.3 and DDMC, we have added HTML based capacity reporting and email notifications for increased levels of visibility. Check out the below DDMC overview video to learn more about what DDMC has to offer for easy management of your DD environment, old and new. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances has delivered at scale since being introduced to the market last September. PowerProtect DD9900 has since grown in usable capacity from 1.25PB at launch, to 1.5PB usable as part of DDOS 7.2 this past spring. This summer’s release is no different, jam packed with a new entry capacity for DD6900 and a higher TB instance count for PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE) when deployed in-cloud. Lets dive in to some of the strides we have made with this release and DDOS 7.3.DDVE ImprovementsDDVE now supports up to 256TB instances when deployed in-cloud (AWS and Google Cloud), up from the previous 96TB instances. The higher capacity point allows for easier management with less instances given the higher capacity threshold.When deployed in Azure, DDVE can now take advantage of the premium SSD option allowing for increased levels of speed and performance.Lastly, DDVE is now available to download as a bring your own license (BYOL) from the Google Cloud marketplace, furthering our marketplace coverage to all of the major public cloud providers.Not familiar with DDVE? Check out the overview video below to learn more. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:50Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. This August’s release was full of innovation, from the increased capacity point (256TB) for DDVE when deployed in-cloud, or the new entry capacity point for DD6900 at 24TB, the comprehensive PowerProtect DD portfolio has you covered. If you have any question about this release, make sure to follow up with your account rep to learn more. If you would like to learn more about PowerProtect DD Series Appliances check us out online. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for up to date information on the Dell Technologies Data Protection Portfolio. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:46Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.last_img read more

Grizzly bear attacks biker in Montana

first_imgBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Authorities say a mountain biker was attacked by a grizzly bear Monday near the southern Montana community of Big Sky.,Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Morgan Jacobsen told the Billings Gazette that the man was able to walk away and find help.,The man, in his 60s, was airlifted to a hospital with injuries to his face and back and is stable in critical condition.,Jacobsen said the attack did not appear to be predatory. The trail is closed during the investigation. Authorities are not searching for the bear.,Jacobsen reminded people in bear country to carry bear spray, stay in groups, watch for signs of the animals and keep away from areas with animal carcasses.last_img read more

Ohio police chief forced out in wake of Andre Hill killing

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio’s capital city has forced out the police chief amid cries of racial injustice and continued anger over the killing of Andre Hill. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, a Democrat, announced the removal Thursday of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan. Ginther said it had become clear to him that Quinlan could not implement the changes that Ginther wanted. Ginther said Columbus residents have lost faith in Quinlan and the police department’s ability to change by itself. Quinlan said while he hoped to remain in the position, he respects the decision.last_img read more