Dell gets serious about ramping its solutions skills and capabilities with organic and inorganic investments in key intellectual property and talent. By 2011, the company has its best solutions portfolio ever and celebrates the largest single-year revenue increase in company history.
- We acquire Perot Systems and launch a new business called Dell™ Services that gives customers end-to-end IT services to help lower their total cost of IT ownership.
- Dell enters the smartphone market with the Mini 3i from China Mobile.
- Customers rank Dell x86 servers, corporate laptops and desktops No. 1 in enterprise customer satisfaction.
- We introduce Adamo and Latitude™ Z laptops — both the world’s thinnest laptops — for consumer and business users who demand design, innovation and functionality.
- Dell acquires key IP in storage, systems management, cloud computing and software: Boomi®, Exanet, InSite One®, KACE™, Ocarina™ Networks, Scalent™ and Dell Compellent®.
- Dell is the No. 1 healthcare information technology services provider in the world according to Gartner, Inc. and wins more than 300 industry awards in 2010.
- We accelerate our enterprise customers’ move to the cloud with Dell Virtual Integrated Systems solutions, based on open architecture solutions that focus on interoperability and extending the legacy investments of our customers.
- Dell enters the tablet arena with the Streak, a 5-inch device designed to provide the best on-the-go entertainment, social connection and navigation experience.
- Newsweek names Dell the greenest company in America.
- We celebrate a record-breaking fourth quarter with double-digit growth in the strategic enterprise solutions and services space, and the largest single-year revenue increase in company history.
- We acquire Secure Works, RNA Networks and Dell Force10 Networks, leaders in enterprise solutions and services.
- Further proof of our commitment to providing end-to-end IT solutions for our customers, we commit $1 billion to develop Dell data and solution centers around the world and open R&D centers in Israel and the U.S.
- We establish a new software group and focus on four key growth areas: end user computing, enterprise solutions, software and services.
- We continue to invest to meet customers’ end-to-end IT needs by acquiring AppAssure, SonicWALL, Clerity, Make Technologies, Wyse, Quest, Gale Technologies and Credant.
- For the first time in company history, Dell begins paying quarterly cash dividends to shareholders.
- Dell is among the first to market with touch-enabled Windows 8 devices which combine an exceptional user experience with the security and manageability companies need.
- Industry analysts recognize our strategic evolution and strength in PCs, the data center, software and services. Gartner positions Dell as a leader in 11 Magic Quadrant reports