Michael Dell Needs to Go: 10 Reasons Why

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    Don Reisinger

1. Where Are the PCs?

1. Where Are the PCs?

Dell became Dell by offering PCs to consumers and business customers around the world. But recently, Michael Dell has stood by as his company's PC market share slipped. Now, Dell is behind HP and Acer, without much of a chance of catching up soon. That's not a good thing. Michael Dell needs to step aside, so someone with fresh ideas can revamp his company's core business.
Michael Dell is somewhat of a legend in the technology industry. He was able to start his company, build it into a worldwide force, and make it relevant as the industry changed year after year, finally creating a channel partner program a few years ago. His work as the company's founder and CEO should be commended. But over the past few years, Michael Dell has shown that he doesn't deserve to be running the company he founded any longer. He might be a talented individual with some ideas that proved extremely successful in the 1990s, but today's it's clear that he's living in the past. And the odds of him reviving his brand and competing with HP, Acer, and his many other competitors seem longer than ever. Let's take a look at why Michael Dell needs to step down as CEO of Dell.
This article was originally published on 2010-09-22
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.