Dell Exec Optimistic About PC Market
Amid a treacherous PC market and on the eve of buying EMC, does Dell still care about the PC? In two words -- and with a hint of a Texas twang -- "Hell, yeah!"
Jeffrey Clarke, vice chairman, operations, and president of Dell's client solutions, said the PC is central to the Round Rock, Texas-based company's end-to-end enterprise strategy.
CRN recently caught up with Clarke -- who leads Dell's PC business from manufacturing to the supply chain, engineering and design of desktops, notebooks and workstations -- in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The Dell veteran, who joined the company in 1987 -- one year before CEO Michael Dell took his company public -- discussed everything from Microsoft's release of the Surface Book to Apple's success in the PC market and why Dell's pending EMC acquisition will be good for PC sales.