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ZDNet UK: Dell Preaches What it Practises

Apr 17, 2003, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Hallett)

"It isn't surprising that Dell advocates clustering, a move away from Unix to Linux, common standards and a general simplification in IT infrastructures. These are trends that make the company's salesforce lick its lips--but ones Dell claims to have embraced fully itself, and has enabled it to cut costs.

"'Common systems and global systems are the key,' Mott said, adding that Dell still has some Sun servers "but we've replaced 14 so far this year and we'll be finishing that migration soon."

"And, for the record, the IT vendors Mott most admires--other than his own employer of course--are, in no particular order: 'Microsoft, Oracle, i2 and Cisco...'

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