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.