Come on Dell – you can still Do It

A couple of articles from the InformationWeek’s Blog remind me of an old friend, PC’s Unlimited, later known as Dell. The article, “Dell: Innovator or Laggard?” sums it up well in reminding us that Dell’s success was really based on a timely innovative Supply Chain Model which was really an arbitrage model of a banking nature. Unfortunately Dell is not and never has led with innovation so trying to compete in this evolving global economy has not been easy.

You know, I don’t have any new revelations to toss Dell’s way. I just thought I would remember them with a post. Michael Dell will always be an inspiration to us older geeks for what he pulled off while a college student at the University of Texas. And PC’s Unlimited made me look good as a young IT leader in the mid 80’s. So good luck Dell. You build’em better then you design them so maybe there is a strategic partnership still in your future.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith has retired. His last position was the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education came from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on January 12, 2010, in Consumer Technology, PC and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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