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Dell profit improves amid accounting woes

Dell posted healthy sales and profit for its fiscal second quarter, spurred by favorable market conditions, including higher average selling prices and lower component costs. Operating income for the quarter ended August 3 was $896m. Net income was $733m. The results took a hit big from $102m in expenses related to payments …
Austin Modine, 30 Aug 2007
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CEO Dell: We're losing our religion

Dell today leaked a memo to the press, hoping to prove that it's serious about making a strong comeback. CEO Michael Dell penned the memo that went out first to employees and then shortly thereafter to the Wall Street Journal, once Dell's PR team gave the all clear. The e-mail made ample use of broad statements and rhetoric to …
Ashlee Vance, 28 Apr 2007
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Dell woos Yahoo! and Amazon with cloud making service

Dell's "evolution" apparently includes the growth of fins, scales, and a tail, because the vendor has started swimming upstream with a new custom server and storage design service aimed at the hungriest data center customers. The company has dubbed its latest effort the Dell Cloud Computing Solution, although constructing …
Ashlee Vance, 28 Mar 2007
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Dell gets new Euro head

Dell has appointed David Marmonti as its new European boss. Marmonti, now senior vice president and president of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, was most recently running public sector sales for Dell. He is replacing Paul Bell who is returning to the US. The shake up follows the return of Michael Dell to the top of the …
John Oates, 28 Feb 2007
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Dell hits Rollins with $5m slap to the face

Dell's executive compensation committee has proved the cruelest of masters, handing ex-CEO Kevin Rollins a piddling $5m on his way out of Round Rock. The company today revealed the embarrassing payout in a SEC filing, detailing its parting of ways from Rollins. The former CEO will stay on until May 4 as an advisor and continue …
Ashlee Vance, 21 Feb 2007
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Michael calls in Michael to sort out Dell

Battered Dell has moved to get its act together by drafing in a tech manufacturing veteran to oversee its global operations. The vendor has had a terrible year, what with exploding laptops, service complaints, HP taking the number one PC spot, and Michael Dell having to jump back into the CEO seat. Michael Dell is looking to …
Joe Fay, 15 Feb 2007
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Dell saves nation from bird flu

It's been a difficult week in the UK - a letter bomber with no staying power, alleged terrorists arrested, strange white stuff falling from the sky and destroying rail and tube networks, and the arrival of the dreaded bird 'flu on a turkey farm in Suffolk. Fortunately, help is at hand. We received the following round-robin …
John Oates, 9 Feb 2007

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