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Essay title: How Dell Dose It

Chapter Nine

Know how to grow

“One of the three computers sold in the US. is a Dell. Hopefully soon, that will be one out of two”. (Michael Dell.2004)

Since its beginning, Dell Inc. has been in an almost permanent hyper growth. Because of that it’s been crucial for Dell to understand how to handle fast growth, and its developed strong developed strong strategies to do that. Because growth is such an issue at Dell, watching Dell offers clearer lessons on handling growth than you’ll find elsewhere.

Going direct was Dell’s original inspiration, but one idea wasn’t enough to sustain growth for such a big firm, so Dell tried to find more ideas to speed up its growth which lead them to a wide range of product, and different area of distribution of products.

Dell’s Growth

The genius of Dell Inc. is evident in how it’s been able to grow. Here’s the global market share for PC’s in the first quarter of 2005, according to USA Today:

• Dell, 19 percent

• Hewlett-Packard, 15 percent

• IBM/Lenovo,7 percent

• Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens, 5 percent

• Acer, 4 percent

• Toshiba, 4 percent

• NEC, 3 percent

• Apple, 2 percent

• Gateway, 2 percent

Dell expects 16 percent growth of sales and earnings for its first fiscal quarter. That’s look interesting comparing to the expected sales and earnings increase of just 6 percent for top rival Hewlett-Packard. For IBM, the forecast is 6 percent sales growth and 12 percent earning growth. Improving sales of servers, storage systems, printers and consumer goods is key to Dell’s goal of being an $80 billion firm by 2008 or 2009.

Grow or Die

Growth in the field of high tech business is not an optional decision but it’s the only alternative which the corporations can have. Either you bring yourself up and maintain your position in the market or just fade away.

Michael Dell is known for the idea of that” in the high tech business you either grow or die “(Fast Company).

All public companies have the obligation to grow but for Dell the idea of growth is not just a common strategy among many but the most important one and vital the decision which have brought up Dell to current position, which is very well stable.

Although rapid changes in high tech could bring growth the corporations but this is not the case for Dell. Dell’s growth is due to the power of the company to show its competency in the market to the potential customers which desire to buy PC’s in great number and attract there attention to buy from Dell, because the larger companies want to buy only from a few reliable, PC vendors.

According to the CEO Kevin Rollins note the “Soul of Dell is not just about how much bigger we can get and how much more money we can make, but about how we can make it sustainable.

In order to sustain Dell has had to learn how to grow, as Michael Dell also has said:” If we stayed a small PC company, we would have been killed”.

Strategies which dell has focused on them to romaine sustain are, Going Direct to customers, invading market when its ripe, segmenting, ROIC, relaying on partners, Delegation and staying flexible.

Go Direct

Dell’s idea of Go Direct was the initial inspiration, and an excellent one which worked as a platform for dells take off and beginning of growth. Due to this strategy Dell was able to undercut its competitors by marketing PC’s with a far margin than its rivals, and providing low price PC’s to customers.

By selling computer systems directly to customers, Dell could best understand their needs and efficiently provide the most effective computing solutions to meet those needs. Direct

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