Dell (DELL -1.6%) wants to generate $5B in annual software sales, says software chief John...

|About: Dell Inc. (DELL)|By:, SA News Editor

Dell (DELL -1.6%) wants to generate $5B in annual software sales, says software chief John Swainson. That's well above the ~$2B in software sales Dell currently has (assuming one includes Quest Software), and speaks of the company's obsession with reducing its exposure to a weak PC business. If Dell is serious about reaching $5B anytime soon, more acquisitions will probably be needed. (Forrester on Dell)