Founder and CEO Dell Computers
Michael Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell
Founder and CEO Dell Computers
We feel quite comfortable with that forecast... Some in our industry have become more aggressive in their predictions and I think if they are right, Dell would benefit from that as much as any company.
We have been in discussions with a number of state governments in terms of infrastructure and logistics. We are yet to make a decision on the location of the plant.
We believe there is a strong commitment at the highest levels of government, now we need to make it happen.
We believe we're doing so to a much greater degree than anyone else in our industry, and it is already a compelling difference in winning and retaining customers of all types.
We don't see any big cost difference, and we know a thing or two about volume manufacturing.
We believe standardization has helped both Dell and our customers.
We believe the same thing that happened in PCs and notebooks will happen in the server market.
We are very pleased with the talents that we've found here.
We are well on our way to our goal of 50 percent online - and actually think that after 50 percent it's going to keep going to 70 percent.
We are particularly interested in early-stage companies with products and services which have the potential to create breakthroughs in the evolving Internet age, with an aim to integrate those products and services into Dell's business and drive our future growth.
We are seeing a substantial improvement in the availability of flat-panel screens (from) two months ago,
We are in discussions with state governments for locating the unit.
We are now the largest direct company within the worldwide home and small-business market, and are significantly more profitable in that space than our nearest direct competitor. Our U.S. consumer shipments grew more than 100 percent in the quarter, and about one-half of those sales were generated online, through www.dell.com.
We are open to using parts of other manufacturers.
We are a leading seller of servers, storage systems and other technology products and services.
Twenty percent is significantly faster than we expected for the overall market, and 20 percent growth for a $32 billion company is relatively unprecedented.
Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers.
This is a huge and very important leap forward in terms of what customers want from their PCs and the related products that go around them,
This was made in North Carolina, so you've got some really good stuff here... I think you'll be seeing several million more just like this real soon.
Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people ? or find a different room. In professional circles it?s called networking. In organizations it?s called team building. And in life it?s called family, friends, and community. We are all gifts to each other, and my own growth as a leader has shown me again and again that the most rewarding experiences come from my relationships.
These devices are not necessarily substitutes to the PC, but complementary. You can't find a Palm Pilot user who doesn't have a PC,
They were probably $800 or something like that, not super expensive and not very powerful either. They had cassette drives instead of hard-disk drives. It was even before the floppy disks. (I'd) largely do programming with Basic. I was kind of fascinated with the computing power and what that could do and what that would mean. It was just an enchanting device for me.
This expansion is an important next step for us to further enhance our global product innovation, and to support our business growth in China and around the world.
The PC part of the gaming market is still pretty strong and pretty active. What's particularly interesting to us is online gaming. The massively multiplayer online games are where the PC really excels. The users are seeking out products like this [the XPS line] so they can play these games.
There are still opportunities to grow in desktop and mobile computing... To say we are going straight into the television market is a bit of an exaggeration. Computing is the core of our business.