Essay about Dell

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February 17, 2013
Team Article Analysis -Week 6

High Tech News
February 2013
Dell's founder strikes deal to turn it around Summary Once known as one of the top computer distributors in the country, Dell computers recently struck a deal with an investment firm Siler Lake to ensure their continued success in the technology industry. With the constant changing of technology, Dell initially experienced great success as one of the top 3 computer manufacturers in the world. But thanks to new marketplace competition, Dell has continued to see a significant loss in sales to new and upcoming Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard. With the developments of smart phones couples with the introduction of tablets and IPads, Dell has found itself in
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In time his business grew exponentially. Eventually, what Dell Computers perfected was “getting products to people faster and more directly and at a lower cost than anyone could” (Ortutay, 2013). This was most likely done by specialization; dividing larger tasks into smaller tasks with each employee assigned their individual task. This would have increased efficiency, allowing each employee to fully master their task and saving time by not switching tasks (Ferrell, Hirt, and Ferrell, 2011, p. 212). Building computers uses manufacturing, also known as production, since a tangible object is the result. Using various inputs, the manufacturing process results in the outputs of a Dell brand computer (Ferrell, Hirt, and Ferrell, 2011, p. 239).

3. If the writer states an opinion, what is it? Do you agree or disagree? Why? If the writer does not state a direct opinion, do you agree or disagree with the opinion of the article? Why?

The writer doesn’t really seem to have too much personal opinion; he’s just stating the facts about Dell. He briefly talks about the company’s history and then goes on to explain the details of the decision to buy out the current shareholders and convert Dell Computer Inc., back to a private company in an attempt to revamp and hopefully save the company that Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., started out of his college dorm room 29 years ago. He does however point out that for Michael Dell, the leveraged

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