Latest Michael Dell Stories

2008-09-23 09:00:33

Managers in the world's fastest-growing economies place a very high value on the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in business and its effect on operational efficiency. However, some perceive high technology costs along with skills shortages, poor telecommunication infrastructure and lack of central government ICT strategy as obstacles to their firms' effective use of ICT. Those are the main conclusions of research presented today by Dell and the Economist...

2008-08-31 12:00:12

By Laurie J. Flynn Dell has warned that a slowdown in technology spending in the United States has begun to spread to Asia and Europe. The warning came on Thursday as the computer maker stunned investors with a 17 percent decline in quarterly profit. The report, issued after the close of financial markets, caused shares of the computer maker to decline more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. The stock declined 42 cents to close at $25.21 in regular trading earlier in the day....

2008-08-29 12:15:00

Dell's turnaround plan veered off course during the summer. The PC maker reported on Aug. 28 that its fiscal second-quarter profits slumped 17% on aggressive price cuts, and the company warned of up-and-down profit margins for the next several quarters. The disappointing results came during a strong earnings season for other tech firms, and investors pushed down Dell's (DELL) share price 10% in extended trading. Chief Executive Michael Dell called the tepid earnings "self-inflicted" during a...

2008-08-28 18:00:28

Dell reported fiscal second quarter revenue of $16.4 billion, up 11 percent year-over-year and driven by a 19 percent increase in worldwide product shipments. Earnings per share were $0.31 and cash flow from operations was $1.1 billion. "We are positioning Dell to win in a new era of global IT spending," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. "We have our most competitive product portfolio ever - whether for digital nomads or hyper-scaled data centers. Our growth at a multiple of the industry...

2008-08-26 12:01:01

Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell will address investors at the Citi Technology Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 3. Mr. Dell will talk about the company's strategic priorities with Richard Gardner, Citi's Managing Director, U.S. Equity Research, and then take questions from the audience. Mr. Dell's remarks will be webcast live at 11:55 a.m. CT, then be accessible via replay online at www.dell.com/investor. About Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers...

2008-08-18 12:00:17

By HASLINDA AMIN; MARK LEE CUTLINES Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc., says his Round Rock, Texas-based company is depending on sales of personal computers overseas, including developing countries. The PC maker plans to add retail partners in India, France and South Korea. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg NewsDell Inc. will probably post faster sales growth than the personal-computer market this year, fueled by demand from emerging markets such as India and China, CEO Michael Dell said...

2008-08-14 09:00:36

Dell said it expected industry computer sales worldwide in the second half of this year to exceed those in the first half as slowing economic growth globally drove demand for efficiencies. The chief executive, Michael Dell, said in New Delhi that about 300 million personal computers were likely to be sold worldwide this year, and that he thought the company he founded could grow faster than the industry. "When companies and economies are under pressure, people look for ways to become more...

2008-08-13 16:32:10

Computer maker Dell Inc. predicts that the needs of so-called digital nomads will drive sales of laptops to over one billion within the next five years.  The company's forecast coincided with its unveiling of a new line of Latitude and Precision laptop computers, including a few ultra-portable designs for business travelers who require high performance yet prefer not to carry a heavy computer while traveling.  "Since 1995, we've shipped more business laptops worldwide than...

2008-08-12 12:00:50

Inspired by close collaboration with nearly 4,000 IT professionals and end users, Dell today announced a completely new line of Latitude and Dell Precision laptops, ranging from the lightest ultra-portable in the company's history to the most powerful mobile workstation. More details are available at www.dell.com/latitudepresskit. The new Latitude systems provide breakthrough battery life, brilliant new design and style -- including a choice of five colors. "Since 1995, we've shipped...

2008-08-06 09:00:26

Dell has met its carbon neutral goal ahead of schedule, achieving a major milestone in its commitment to be the 'greenest' technology company on the planet and fulfilling a pledge to operate efficiently, maximize investment in green power and responsibly offset remaining impacts. "We're driving 'green' into every aspect of our global business," said Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell. "This includes setting new standards for energy efficiency and green power, delivering environmental and...

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