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History of Dell Corporation

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History of Dell Corporation

In 1984, Michael Dell founded Dell Computers. Since its foundation, the company has seen sales growth from $6 Million to almost $35 Billion in 18 years. Company revenue in the past year totaled $41.4 billion. Today the company ranks 31st in the Fortune 500 list. (Retrieved from Proquest) It is among the top 5 companies globally for manufacturing personal computer systems. Dell is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology. Dell's climb to market leadership is the result of a persistent focus on delivering the best possible products and services based on industry-standard technology. Revenue for the last four quarters from totaled 35.4 Billion and the company employs approximately 39,100 team members around the globe. (www.dell.com) Listed below is a synopsis of Dell Corporation history.

* 1984 - Dell is founded by Michael Dell, who has since become the computer industry's longest-tenured CEO.

* 1985 - Dell introduces the Turbo, its initial PC, which features an 8MHz Intel 8088 processor. The company begins international expansion with the opening of its UK subsidiary.

* 1988 - Dell goes public, offering $3.5 million worth

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