Dell World 2014 that was held at the Austin Convention Center in Texas focused a lot around big data, the cloud and disruption.
“So were pouring a tonne of capital into innovation in terms of addressing those opportunities,” Said Michael S Dell, Founder and chief executive of Dell. “Here at DellWorld we’ve rolled out a whole bunch of new products.” He adds.
Despite launching Dell in lots of uncharted waters over the last six years, his approach to success has not changed: do what the competition is doing, only better and cheaper.
The conference was also a showcase to “pooh pooh” the conventional wisdom the PC is dead. On the contrary, the PC is becoming “increasingly strategic” as a powerful local computer resource and hub for the internet of things.
“There are around 1.8 billion PCs in the world right now,” said Dell.
“They are deeply embedded in the infrastructure of how our world works. It is one of our stated objectives as a private company to invest in our PC business.
“There was 4.3 per cent growth last year in the industry overall – that includes commercial PCs, tablets, etc. Our US shipments grew 19.7 per cent. That means Dell represented all of the industry growth in the US in 2013.”
The organisation had 110,000 people worldwide 12 months ago. They’re now at about 90,000. There is no danger to the 2,500 jobs in Ireland though, according to Angus Hegarty, president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Dell.