A Private Buyout Won't Cure What Ails Dell

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Mr. Roques
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Re: What ever happened to dell?
Mr. Roques   1/29/2013 7:25:29 PM
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Well, who wouldn't want to be IBM? The leader in a high-margin, high-profit industry. But how did the migrate to it? Well, they first failed at making PCs, no?

Mr. Roques
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Re: Windows 8 hasn't helped Dell
Mr. Roques   1/29/2013 6:39:45 PM
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Dell bought Wyse and has continued to offer thin client solutions (for schools, mostly). Normal PCs will continue to sell but they cant forget the new tendencies ir the market will forget them.

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Re: I love Dell PC
tech4people   1/22/2013 11:09:05 AM
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Bolaji,

Actually its that Apple does not care what the Enterprise Market needs and wants.

They simply cater towards their Fan-Base(which to be fair has expanded by Leaps and Bounds over the last decade or so).

With the Folks from Cupertino its always been a case of My Way or the Highway!!!


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Ashish.

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: I love Dell PC
Bolaji Ojo   1/22/2013 11:01:31 AM
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Ashish, Best practices are not the preserve of any particular company. If Apple can learn from Dell, it should. And, if Dell can learn from Apple, it should. Right now, Apple acts like it can't learn from anyone whereas Dell acts like it doesn't know what it needs to learn.

By the way, Apple would be crazy to buy Dell -- that would be the conclusion of investment analysts. I don't think Apple would buy Dell but I think Apple can get into some of the enterprise business Dell is involved in today.

You also noted perhaps one of the deficiencies at Apple. The company is becoming more and more a consumer electronics business, neglecting the enterprise market.

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Anyone who has really seen the Data on Dell's Advanced Threat Centre knows they are not going anywhere Bad Quickly.
tech4people   1/22/2013 10:58:19 AM
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Guys,

I highly recommend you do some research and reading on Dell's Advanced Threat centre and Secureworks websites.

 

http://go.secureworks.com/advancedthreats

 

http://www.secureworks.com/incident_response/incident_response_planning/

http://www.secureworks.com/resources/whitepapers-shortcut/

http://www.sonicwall.com/securityportal/

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/288/64009

 

Phenomenal,Just Phenomenal Research.

They have now assembled an awesome Security Suite in place to Challenge IBM effectively in this space.

Dell is going nowhere but Up now!!!

 

Regards

Ashish.

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Re: I love Dell PC
tech4people   1/22/2013 10:49:23 AM
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Bolaji,

Basically what you are saying is that you want Dell to behave more like Apple and Apple to behave more like Dell!!!

Lol!!!

I am sure many Apple fanatics will cringe at this categorisation!

 

But Yeah,I don't dispute your basic arguments against both Apple and Dell maintaining Long-term domination of the Tech Space.

In Apple's case I have serious doubts that they will heed the warnings most of us here are issuing against them maintaining their Long-term Dominance.

 

Here's a different Game to play-

What will Happen if Apple utilizes its gigantic Cash Pile to buy out Dell?

Will it cause nothing but Acquisition Indigestion?

 

Regards

Ashish.

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Re: Windows 8 hasn't helped Dell
tech4people   1/22/2013 10:37:48 AM
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Tirlapur,

Thanks for re-confirming what I had suspected for a long-time!

Dell has more fans out there than most people know and care!!!

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Re: Windows 8 hasn't helped Dell
pocharle   1/22/2013 10:18:57 AM
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They definitely have gone on the path to re-energize themselves. Via the acquisition route. They have scooped up a bunch of good companies with a suite of interesting portfolios to branch out and i prove their brand.

tirlapur
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Re: Windows 8 hasn't helped Dell
tirlapur   1/22/2013 3:50:03 AM
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I don't think Dell's Days are over.

@tech2people, I totally agree with you. Dell is trying to re-invent itself which will be good for Dell in long run.  We have all seen how Apple reinvented itself from Desktop manufacturer to iPod/iPhone manufacturer.

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Re: I love Dell PC
Bolaji Ojo   1/21/2013 10:31:51 PM
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Ashish, I am one of the few people who think Apple has a crazy business model with regard to the iPhone. The company can and should have more offerings in the smartphone market but it has stuck with the iPhone. The strategy worked, works but what happens next as rivals pull ahead?

Dell, on the other hand, has offerings in various markets and may be better able to remain buoyant when things turn rough. That rough period is now. Dell needs more than multiple offerings to win in this market. It needs outstanding products and great designs. It doesn't have it. Neither Dell nor Apple have the strategy to remain on top of the markets on a consistent basis.

Of course, the perception is that Dell is the troubled company whereas Apple is riding high. I beg to differ. Dell was riding high too at one time and didn't heed warnings. Apple is in the same position now. I hope it heeds warnings some of us are offering now.

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