Dell released statements today that show an expected increase in revenue of up to 19% percent for 2010 thanks to the turnover rate as businesses finally begin purchasing new PCs. They’re not alone, either. HP noted that for the first time in several quarters, the growth in the desktop market was actually outpacing growth in the mobile space.
For that matter, the industry as a whole might just be starting to recover. In the first three months of 2010, the PC market has grown by 22.7 percent, a welcome change as the world, and the US in particular, starts to shake off the last shudders of the ongoing recession. The business segment in particular looks to be fairly strong as the enterprise market decided to transition to Windows 7 after years of avoiding the stigma carried by Windows Vista.
Dell has more to worry about, however, than just meeting its earnings forecast for this year. Between global market leader HP and Acer – who now owns brands such as Gateway, eMachines and Packard Bell to help boost its worldwide shipments – the Texan PC maker has slipped to a third place spot.
As a result, Dell has been forced to seek out new opportunities for revenue and growth – taking a leaf from HP’s playbook, the company now provides infrastructure and cloud-based services on demand, including outsourced IT services. Additionally, Dell has a strong retail presence in major electronics retailers here in the States – whether it can keep the company from sliding further down the charts is anyone’s guess.