Feeds

Dell nudges IBM out the way

Easy PC says the direct seller as Big Blue fails to shift its bulk

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Dell has overtaken IBM to become the number two in world sales of PC servers, and could soon be snapping at Compaq's heels, according to figures from IDC. The online direct seller's success is down to acceptance of the PowerEdge brand -- launched in September 1996. Since that year, Dell has seen its worldwide share shoot up 475 per cent to a current 15.4 per cent -- double the rate of the market's own growth. In the US, the company now owns 25.7 per cent of the server market. This impressive success had been achieved on the back of a heavy uptake of servers for ecommerce and Web-based needs. Famous as a direct-selling Internet company, Dell was always going to be the first to benefit, but its growth has surpassed expectations. You can bet Compaq is watching very closely. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.