Dell should focus on software

Last week Dell released financial results, which saw its second-quarter profit drop 72% from the same period last year to $204m.

Considering that the only good news came from its Enterprise Solutions, Services and Software group, whose revenue totalled $5.8bn, I suggested that they should look to make this unit a great asset of the future.

John Swainson, president of Dell’s software division, told CBR last week that he was investing in new capabilities and meeting changing customers needs to make this happen.

Well it seems like his work is being brought to fruition. Indeed, Derby-based Noel-Baker Community School says it expects to save £29,000 in costs after deploying Dell’s end-to-end solutions.

Lee Jepsen, networking manager at Noel-Baker School, told CBR the savings should come from automating administrative processes such as software distribution and patching.

"When you repair a machine, if you do it the old-fashioned way, you’ve got to use the Windows disc," explains Jepsen

"Using the K1000 and K2000, we can deploy machines if someone’s software has stalled. We can help them very quickly and without interrupting their lessons, taking their computer off them or moving students away from some machines that currently have to be rebuilt."

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