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  (Source: TechSpins)
Dell will still devote energy to its XPS lineup

Dell, a company that rose to prominence on direct sales to customers, lean operations, and competitive prices is moving its focus away from the PC market. According to PC Pro, this revelation comes courtesy of Brad Anderson, Dell Solutions Group President.
 
"We're no longer a PC company, we're an IT company," said Anderson. "It's no longer about shiny boxes, it's about IT solutions [that let companies drive efficiencies]."

The company killed off its netbook lineup in late 2011.
 
Dell experienced record growth in its enterprise solutions and services divisions with $18.6 billion in revenue for fiscal 2012 ($4.9 billion for Q4). Revenue from its consumer unit dropped 2 percent for Q4 to $3.2 billion.
 
PC Pro also reports that enterprise solutions represent 50 percent of Dell's profits.
 
Not surprisingly, the signs that a move away from PCs was right there in the company's earnings report. “Our customers think of Dell in much broader terms now, trusting us with their comprehensive IT needs, from the datacenter to the device,” said CEO Michael Dell last week. “The expanding mix of revenue and earnings from enterprise solutions and services is critical to our future."
 
According to Anderson, Dell will still devote energy to its XPS family of PCs that have been successful for the company.
 
Rival Hewlett Packard pondered such a move last year, but new CEO Meg Whitman decided against tossing asides its PC unit. "HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off Personal Systems Group (PSG)," said Whitman in late October. “It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees.  HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger."

Sources: PC Pro, Dell Earnings



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RE: MainFrames
By borismkv on 2/28/2012 2:50:38 PM , Rating: 2
Uhh, Dell is still staying with Microsoft. MS provides the vast majority of OSes for their servers, which is what their focus is going to be moving forward. And as someone else said, just because something is "In the cloud" doesn't mean it isn't still running on a server. If anything this means a potential for greater profit for Dell, because the high end servers that run cloud services have a significantly higher profit margin.


RE: MainFrames
By 91TTZ on 3/1/2012 12:01:57 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly.


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