Dell, from the computer owner's perspective, does some negative things as well.
Did you know that if you buy a Dell computer, you can't sell it without Dell's permission? If Dell finds out you sold your computer, they will blacklist you, and not sell you any more new computers! I know this from personal experience (I have been blacklisted for many years).
Much of Dell's hardware is non-standard, so that if you need to replace a major component, such as a motherboard, for example, you have to buy it from Dell because a standard board won't fit the case. Nice, Dell, way to piss people off!
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
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