Critical Changes to the Business Model of Dell, Inc.

Michael Dell, Dell, Inc.

Michael Dell, Founder of Dell, Inc., describes three critical inflection points in the business model of his global enterprise. During the early stages of the company, expanding outside the United States became a top priority, even though the company had very little capital and people. An unprecedented on-site service program for PC’s became a tremendously successful and unprecedented undertaking for a manufacturer, and eventually led to redefining the industry. And Dell also elected to go into the server business, making the enterprise well-rounded and multifaceted. These decisions were made through fair amounts of discussion, data analysis, and observations of industry trends.