A Guide to Dell’s PC Plummet and New Plan

The world of the PC is ending as we know it. The more mobility advances, the less demand consumers have for a laptop. Besides, who has time to sit at a desk to check Facebook, stocks, etc? We are always on the go, wanting our information to tag along with us, whether we are going out to lunch, work, or even the bathroom.

Rumors have been flying around about Dell going private, largely attributed to the decline of PC sales, due to the inability to switch over to the mobility market.  We’ve been following Dell’s transition  for quite some time, and have compiled some resources that outline the story.

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During a press conference held at Dell World 2012, the company made it clear that it was all about solutions, the customers and also to stay committed to the PC business.



Michael Dell appears to be more hopeful at Dell World 2012, as he discusses Dell’s focus on the customers’ needs and software—such as consolidated management and end-to-end security.


Last year at Oracle Open World 2011, SiliconAngle Founder/CEO John Furrier and Wikibon Co-Founder/CEO Dave Vellante touched on how the only way companies will be able to survive is if they are able to ride the wave of transition.  Michael Dell’s company was one of the companies that had been able to surf that wave and completely transform its outlook.

Articles on the PC plummet & Dell’s new plan

Dell makes $8 billion in services each year alone, and in spite of the desire to branch out from the PC business, over half of its sales are in PCs.

PCs remain a focus for Dell, which anticipates the return of the “PC” in the form of hybrid tablets.  This tactic accompanies a growing device line up that hinges on Dell’s partnership with Microsoft Windows 8.

There’s also the post-PC era, which is an important focus for Dell as it shifts into enterprise hardware and services offerings.  The strategy has received mixed reviews from Wikibon analyst and CTO, David Floyer, which you can read about here.

As the smartphone and tablet market grows, computer sales are threatened. Even notebook PCs suffer in demand for the consumers.

Will a buyout help Dell focus on its much needed transition, dismissing the need to worry over investor relations?  Saroj Kar explores the possibilities here.