Bullish Dell tamed by market

A year ago, Paul Bell, Dell’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was in bullish form, predicting ‘‘huge opportunities all over the place’’ for the world’s biggest computer maker.

20th May, 2006

A year ago, Paul Bell, Dell’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was in bullish form, predicting ‘‘huge opportunities all over the place’’ for the world’s biggest computer maker.

‘‘Our competitors have business models that don’t work, and don’t make money,” he said. Twelve months on, Bell’s outlook and comment are more measured. Dell has had a difficult year, with its shares down 40 per...

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