Down, dumb Dell

Dell has its marching orders,” Colin Barr reports for in his article, “The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week.”

“The Round Rock, Texas, PC giant got the go-ahead this week on a big U.S. Army supply contract. The Defense Department agreed to buy computers, displays, printers and peripherals from Dell and others under the so-called Army Desktop Mobile Computing-2 contract. All told, the deal could be worth $5 billion over 10 years,” Barr reports. “That news was well received at Dell, which of late has had precious little good news to report.”

“‘Because of our long history and direct relationship with the U.S. Army, we have a thorough understanding of its technology requirements, both domestically and abroad,’ said Troy West, vice president of Dell’s federal business segment,” Barr reports. “And shrugging off the inconvenient fact that eight other companies share the contract, including rival Hewlett-Packard and CDW, West adds that Dell is ‘uniquely positioned to support the Army’s global needs.’ Or at least uniquely proud of itself.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: U.S. Army: Dells for word processing, Apple Macs for supercomputing.

The first one to guess what movie quote the headline is based upon wins the “First Post to Guess What Movie Quote the Headline is Based Upon” Award!

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  1. You know, the US Military is highly security oriented, they would love to have a rock solid OS like Mac OS X running the show.

    Too bad it’s tied to sissy looking hardware.

    Apple looses again, and so does the security of our armed forces.


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