Wow, what a tremendous first half of the year. I would go so far as to say that it has been legendary. Thank you to ALL of our partners for your incredible dedication to our Acceleration Strategy that I laid out at Global Partner Summit a few months ago. What Acceleration Strategy you may ask? Well let me refresh your memory on the four key tenants.Standardize – We must become the design standard for your offeringsExpand – We must focus on growing our incremental business and win net new opportunitiesScale – Drive practices around the four transformations of IT, Digital, Security and Workforce Transformation and embrace the full Dell Technologies portfolioLeverage – We must leverage each other’s strengths, from the full portfolio of Dell Technologies products and services to your expertise and ecosystemWhy do I believe this strategy will help us accelerate our success together? Well, it’s working. We saw 13% year over year growth in Global Alliances in the first half of the year. That’s incredible. But what’s truly impressive is that we saw double digit growth in every single region.I highlighted the success that we’ve had thus far and outline our vision for the future in the Global Alliances Broadcast last week. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out, I highly recommend you watch the full recap. What will you hear?A conversation with Bill Scannell, President, Global Enterprise Sales and Customer Operations around the importance of our Global Alliances Partners to the Dell Technologies business and how you play an important role in helping our customers on their transformational journeysAn introduction to Partner Preferred for Enterprise and Commercial, a program aimed at incentivizing our partners to grow both of our businessesGet more insight into our Global Client and Compute Solutions group and how YOU can leverage their products and services to grow your business. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the more you know our portfolio, the more successful we will beLearn about the Dell Technologies Advantage Partner Framework, a program aimed at making it easier for our partners to work across all of the Dell Technologies Partner ProgramsHear an update on the Dell EMC Partner Program and the programs we launched in the first half of the year to drive our joint go to market initiatives, including Cloud Partner ConnectUnderstand the three key themes that are driving Global Industries to solve the toughest challenges our customers face across industriesFor our technical experts, hear from our Presales and Specialty Sales leaders and hear about our most recent product launches as well as the success of our Hero’s program and how we’re engaging with our partner technical community to enable knowledge sharingFinally, get an update on our Systems Integrators and Strategic Outsourcers and why our joint customers understand the value of working with Dell EMC and our Global Alliances Partners to accelerate their organizational goalsI want to reiterate a huge THANK YOU to all of the men and women within Global Alliances and our partners for all of your hard work and dedication. We are extremely grateful for all that you do. Don’t forget to check out the leaderboard for President’s Circle 2019 too and see if you’re in the hunt for the elusive trip to South Africa. Last year was absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to see some of you on safari and celebrate our partnership.Head to the Partner Portal to view the broadcast replay!
President George Manneh WeahPresident George M. Weah has finally issued a Proclamation of Extension for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to reconvene in Special or Extraordinary Session for seven days, beginning Tuesday, December 3 through Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to discuss or act upon vital matters of national emergency and concern.While the President’s Proclamation did not elaborate on what the “vital matters of national emergency and concern” are, it is expected that the Legislature will once again be asked to deliberate on the Central Bank of Liberia’s (CBL) request for permission to print new banknotes. In its original request, the CBL requested permission to print L$34 billion, which would be used to replace the local currency currently in circulation.It is also expected that the Senate may hold confirmation hearing for the CBL’s new Executive Governor-designate, Mr. Jolue Aloysius Tarlue.According to some Legislators who support the printing of new currency, approval of the CBL’s request would ease pressure on civil servants who have been agitating for several months of salary arrears, especially as the Christmas season approaches.Currently there is a dire shortage of Liberian dollars in circulation and commercial banks have been overwhelmed by account holders wanting to withdraw cash.However, the General Auditing Commission, has warned the Legislature that, “giving your approval to print more currency is unfathomable, but will be very misplaced, granted we are yet to understand all what happened at the last currency printing, as evidently, the US$25 million mop-up exercise does not engender much confidence in the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).”The issuance of the President’s Proclamation to recall the 54th Legislature from Annual Break is in consonance with Article 32(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia which provides that the President shall, on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.According to the Proclamation, the President called a Special Session of the 54th Legislature in a letter dated November 4, 2019 to convene from November 18, 2019 to December 11, 2019 but, “due to unforeseen factors, the convening period of the Special Session of the 54th Legislature was adjusted to a period of one (1) working week; beginning December 3, 2019 to December 10, 2019,” the Proclamation said.The Proclamation, signed by President George Manneh Weah, reads: “WHEREAS, the Second Regular Session of the 54th Legislature of the Republic of Liberia adjourned sine die on the 31st day of August, 2019;“and WHEREAS, Article 32(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia provides that the President shall, on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern;“and WHEREAS, in accordance with Article 32 (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, the President has called a Special Session of the 54th Legislature in a letter dated November 4, 2019 to convene from November 18, 2019 to December 11, 2019, to discuss or act upon vital matters of national emergency and concern;“and WHEREAS, due to unforeseen factors, the convening period of the Special Session of the 54th Legislature has been adjusted to a period of one (1) working week; beginning December 3, 2019 to December 10, 2019, to discuss and act upon matters of national concern;“NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE M. WEAH, President of the Republic of Liberia, by virtue of the Authority in me vested, do hereby issue this Proclamation for the 54th Legislature to convene in a Special Session for a period of one (1) working week, beginning December 3, 2019 to December 10, 2019.“GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA, THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, A.D. 2019, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, AND OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE REPUBLIC, THE 173RD.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)