Comments on: Dell shows discipline in opting for Perot http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/21/dell-shows-discipline-in-opting-for-perot/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Techno http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/21/dell-shows-discipline-in-opting-for-perot/comment-page-1/#comment-4911 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 01:32:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=4397#comment-4911 Wrong. Buying Perot is an error made in desperation. It will fail.

Dell rode the PC curve not as a technology company, but as an efficient commodity assembler, marketer, supply chain optimizer. One can only grow such business for so long. Because real technology company can always defeat you in a number of ways – new inventions in HW and SW not available to Dell, more efficient distribution of manufacturing for new products. Expansion of product lines which yield higher profits. Witness HP winning the game long term.

A company like Dell, so focused on commodity and assembly, will fail when taking on technology services. Very very companies can make the combination. IBM, HP are just about it. None in Japan, Taiwan, Europe, and no other in US. Because successful technology service require a whole new culture, business model – new kind of people.

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By: Phone Reviews http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/21/dell-shows-discipline-in-opting-for-perot/comment-page-1/#comment-4906 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:02:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=4397#comment-4906 Once again, Dell plays follow the leader. HP bought a Plano-based services company, so Mikey did too.

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