Dell's Worst Enemies

  • By

    Ericka Chickowski

    | Posted 2011-01-05


It's a rivalry for the ages, with Dell and HP squaring up toe-to-toe in most major IT markets. It hurt when HP overtook Dell as PC market leader several years ago and it smarted when HP won 3Par, but the recent Compellent deal shows Dell will keep getting off the mat for another swing.
A powerhouse in the computer business since the mid-1980s, Dell continues to evolve today. Over the last few years the vendor has remade itself from a direct-selling PC company into a channel-friendly business firm. Its growth over the past few decades has definitely turned heads in the IT market. But it's growth and competitive position have earned Dell a host of heavyweight enemies. Take a look.

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