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Laura Thomas
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Attended Louisiana State University
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#EarthDay may have passed, but sustainability is something we think about year-round at Dell. My latest Direct2Dell post recaps highlights from some of the speakers we had on campus this week, including +Ron Garan. (and yes, #iwork4dell)
The phrase “going off the grid” brings to my mind a cabin deep in the woods and very little contact with the outside world; but, rather than living on the edge of society it could mean “computing at the edge.” Edge computing refers to many different possibilities, but in general it pushes ...
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Suspect G+ is using YouTube history to serve up "What's Hot/Recommended" posts, since my girl uses my account to watch videos & I'm getting a lot of 5SOS posts today...
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Anything under the Google umbrella is fair game it seems. I like it but I'm the only one that uses my account so it's appropriate.
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Discovered more Google bot work while visiting G+. This time a "story" made from my trip to #CES2015.
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Looks like a cool trip.
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Nicely "auto-awesomed" photo from a recent hike in one of Austin's many parks. #whyaustin  
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I like auto-awesome. It's like getting a tiny present from a robot. :-) 
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#iwork4dell, and here is where you'll find me this week:
 
A New Way to See the World [Sneak peak XPS preview]

More on what you can expect from us at International CES 2015:  http://dell.to/13RUvJq

#ces2015   
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mmhh!!
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"Ulysses can be finished. The Internet is never finished."
The Stream is fun and fast, but don't you miss the sense of an ending?
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No laughing matter, but the thought of "a randy relational database" did make me snicker: http://pando.com/2014/10/22/the-horrific-trickle-down-of-asshole-culture-at-a-company-like-uber/

Was just seeing several friends discuss on Facebook how they'd just discovered Uber and liked it. I've used it and like it, too, but this type of thing does give me pause...
We shared this in our News Ticker already, but I still can't believe that an office of Uber -- a company valued at $18 billion and held up as a bastion of modern entrepreneurship -- posted an ad th...
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Interesting that the author doesn't offer any actual examples of bad behaviors nor expand on the deleted post, saying only, "And like always, Uber has quietly withdrawn the offending post, but they won’t apologize."
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Dell announced its first-ever #SocialGood Advocate recently, and my latest Direct2Dell post takes a look at just what this new role means for the man tapped to fill it, +Adrian Grenier#iwork4dell   #legacyofgood  
You may have seen the recent announcement of our first-ever Social Good Advocate Adrian Grenier and wondered just what it means to take on that role. The actor told a group of us gathered to hear more last Friday, that to him it presents a unique opportunity to affect positive change.
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I'd heard about the great things our Dell South Africa colleagues were doing to support teams in the Student Cluster Challenge, and was excited to get to meet the latest team when they visited Austin. Learn more in today's Direct2Dell post. #ISC2015 #HPC #iwork4dell
To say that “everything is bigger in Texas” is a cliché, overlooks that clichés are often rooted in truth. I recently had chance to catch up with several university students who had traveled half-way around the world to Dell's main campus and I heard them say more than once “I didn't expect ...
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Updating all the various online profiles with my new "short hair" pic.
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My latest post on Direct2Dell throws down a gauntlet. ;-) #iwork4dell  
 
7 reasons the Precision M3800 is superior to the MacBook Pro.

“For some people, their heart might be with Mac, but we have to run our business with our head,” says +sparksight CEO Kelly Shores, of his Adobe CC shop. More here:  http://dell.to/16aI1xF 

#AdobeCC   #adobepremierepro  
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I'd have to agree with this statement from the article: "It turns out, we just don’t think we’re giving Facebook anything valuable."

Read more at http://betabeat.com/2014/11/people-trust-social-media-less-than-any-other-form-of-communication/#ixzz3JN0rYsm1 
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Accredited Business Communicator
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  • Dell Inc.
    Chief Blogger for Direct2Dell.com, present
  • Dell Financial Services
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • PepsiCo Food Systems
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Austin, TX
Previously
Goodwill, West Carroll, Louisiana - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Dallas, Texas
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Accredited Business Communicator @ Dell
Introduction
Laura P. Thomas has been part of the Dell team for 13 years in a variety of corporate communications, online and marketing roles. Currently, she is Chief Blogger for Direct2Dell.
Bragging rights
Profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of "Austin Woman Magazine"
Education
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Louisiana - Monroe
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Pevehouse