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Thursday, Nov 15
2012, 6:45 PM
More from Dell's FQ3 call and slides: Large enterprises (-8% Y/Y, +5% for enterprise solutions)...
More from Dell's FQ3 call and slides: Large enterprises (-8% Y/Y, +5% for enterprise solutions) are said to be deferring discretionary IT purchases; that's backed up by October's earnings reports. Dell was a little more positive about SMBs (-1%, +15% for ES). Sales of DCS servers, used by Internet companies for "scale-out" deployments, rose 126% Y/Y. Networking +40%, boosted by Force10. More than one analyst suggested a big change is needed in PC strategy: cost cuts, price cuts (to maintain scale), and a retreat from the consumer market were among the suggestions.