PC manufacturer Dell said that it made $927 million in its fourth quarter on revenues of $15.7 billion.
Big business is buying its kit again – its enterprise division had revenues of $4.7 billion, an increase of 12 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Server revenues from this sector amounted to $1.9 billion, while sales of desktops and notebooks grew 20 percent as corporations started to replace their ancient kit.
The public sector also turned in $4 billion of sales, with server and storage sales boosting this part of its business.
Its small to medium business division also showed strength, with revenues of $3.7 billion with server sales up 22 percent compared to the year before and storage revenues up 20 percent.
Sales to the common man – or consumers as corporations call us – accounted for $3.3 billion of turnover – that’s down year over year.
Worldwide, Asia Pacific and Japan grew by 16 percent, its EMEA division grew by three percent and the Americas by three percent.
The BRIC nations – not the PIGS nations grew by 21 percent with sales up by 21 percent.
Michael Dell said he was very pleased with the fiscal year. “We remain focused on developing and acquiring new technologies and capabilities,” he said. That man just doesn’t want to retire, does he?