10 Questions VARs Asked Michael Dell (And His Answers)

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Developing Markets

Next, Dell was asked by a reseller from Columbia what his vision is for Latin American and other emerging markets.

"When I think of where the next 1 billion users come from, it's from new markets like those in South America, Southern Asia, Africa, the Middle East. Those places are where there is tremendous upside. One other thing we find there is organizations don’t have a legacy of older platforms. They can move immediately to new ways of doing things," Dell said. "We have a mainframe migration [strategy] where we help thousands of customers migrate onto an x86 environment. In emerging countries, this is not so much a problem. You can go right to virtual cloud infrastructure. We still see lots of growth in terms of GDP expansion in those countries, and IT will play a role in that."


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