Articles about Computer Maker Dell

Oracle co-president Mark Hurd explaining the Platinum service level price

VC firm asked Mark Hurd if he wants to run Dell - report

Former disgraced HP chief Mark Hurd is the man VC Blackstone would plonk at the top of Dell should it scupper a bid by Michael Dell and chums to take the enterprise tech firm private again. This is according to a report by Bloomberg, which states Blackstone is considering matching the $24.4bn offered by Dell the man and his …
Paul Kunert, 21 Mar 2013
Dell chairman and CEO, Michael Dell

Dell finally takes Dell private - with $24bn and help from Microsoft

Stumbling computer-maker Dell Inc will leap from the stock market and go private in a $24.4bn buyout. Ever since Michael Dell founded the company in a dorm room at the University of Texas in 1984, the firm has enjoyed a fabulous ride. But it struggled this side of the year 2000 as the PC lost its lustre. The tech titan then …

Dell gets SaaSy with Boomi buy

Computer maker Dell has purchased Software-as-a-Service outfit Boomi for an undisclosed sum. Boomi focuses on the integration side of a business with its cloud-based software that boosts customers that handily includes as well as financial and marketing companies. Dell said Boomi, which is based in Philadelphia …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Nov 2010
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Dell proposes settlement with SEC

Computer maker Dell said this morning that it has put forth a settlement proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to end a probe into Dell's accounting practices that has been underway since September 2006. Back then, Dell delayed filing its 10-Q quarterly report for the second fiscal quarter report and slammed the …
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Dell hacks £10k off deal registration pricing

Computer maker Dell has slashed its PartnerDirect Deal Registration (PDDR) threshold by a hefty sum in a clear move to attract more UK partners to its programme. The company confirmed today it had permanently cut the cost of its PDDR by £10,000, which covers desktops, notebooks, servers and imaging products. Dell had been …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Jul 2009

US tech spending growth to drop in 2009

IT sales in the US will take a hit from the economic turmoil currently rumbling through Wall Street in 2009, according to research firm Forrester. The company revised its predictions yesterday on the same day that computer maker Dell admitted it had been hit hard by "soft" sales. Forrester now says that year-over-year growth …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Sep 2008

'Carbon neutral' Dell's wind-blowing pays off

Computer maker Dell has claimed it is now a carbon neutral company. It also reckons it’s the greenest technology firm on the planet (reader’s competition: spot the oxymoron and win a Madagascan tree). Boss Michael Dell has been pushing the green agenda for some time now. In September last year he announced a series of …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Aug 2008

Dud Nvidia GPUs tip up in Dell laptops

Dell says ten laptop models have been sucker-punched by the GPU problems affecting Nvidia chipsets. The company said on Friday that Dell laptops including Inspiron, Latitude and XPS models, could suffer glitches from a weak die/packaging material set that may fail with graphic processing unit (GPU) temperature fluctuations. …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jul 2008

Dell to acquire ASAP

Computer maker Dell has entered into a £340m agreement to acquire software solutions and licensing services provider ASAP. If the deal, which is subject to regulatory conditions, gets the go ahead Dell said it expects to see the software arm of its business grow with a little bit of help from ASAP's "expertise" in licensing, …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Aug 2007

Dell trips over printer cable

Computer maker Dell has been rapped by the UK advertising watchdog after failing to include an essential cable in one of its PC and printer bundle ads. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint from a reader who spotted the ad in a Dell newspaper insert. The advert in question claimed that the Dell Photo …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Jul 2007

Dell audit probe almost over

Computer maker Dell told the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) late last week that it has nearly completed its internal accounts probe. Dell faces investigation from the SEC over alleged accounting problems. It has delayed filing results for the last quarter until it can be certain the figures are correct. The company …
John Oates, 18 Jun 2007

Dell plans channel shake-up

After decades shunning the indirect market, struggling computer maker Dell has said it will slip into bed with resellers in the hope of shifting more boxes. The computer giant has in the past been reluctant to work with third party vendors for the core of its business, making much of its strategy of selling direct to …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 May 2007
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Probe into Dell accounting widens

Stumbling computer maker Dell has been forced to delay a second quarter financial report and to put its stock repurchase program on hold as it deals with federal and state accounting probes. Dell last month revealed that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had started looking into its past financial statements. The …
Ashlee Vance, 11 Sep 2006

Mainstream press goes down on Dell

Not even processor superstar AMD could rescue Dell last week. Abuse for the Titan of Texas flew in from all sides after it posted second quarter results so lackluster that they could almost be confused with a Sun Microsystems earnings report - almost. How bad was Dell's quarter? Well, CNET managed the headline "Dented Dell …
Ashlee Vance, 21 Aug 2006

Dell seeks damages from man called Dell

Web designer Paul Dell is asking for donations to help him defend himself against legal action and a claim for damages from computer maker Dell, Inc. Paul Dell has been summoned to appear before the Tribunal de Grande Instance Paris because he owns Paul uses the web address to publicise his web design …
John Oates, 20 Feb 2006

PC recycling to boom

With the number of installed PCs worldwide fast approaching 800m, IDC expects the PC recycling market to grow to meet disposal regulations. The research firm estimates there were 749m installed computers around the world in 2004. With the market showing no signs of slowing, and companies around the world routinely involved in …
The Register breaking news

Dell onto a Good Thing

Computer maker Dell has said that it will enter another sector of the handheld market, a move that could spell bad news for Canada's RIM. The Texas-based company will begin selling handheld devices made by start-up Good Technology in the coming months. The product will be targeted at corporate users, connecting them to office e …