Dell Case Study Part a

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Dell Case Study Part A

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction and Company Background……………………………………………………………………………………….3 Key Offerings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4 Perceptual Map…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 SWOT Analysis………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6 Concept Generation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6 Works Cited…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7

Introduction and Company background

The purpose of this case study is to analyze the new product scenario and provide a written report.

Dell Computers was founded by Michael Dell in 1984 and has its head offices in Round Rock, Texas. (Benedetto, 2012, p. 165) Michael Dell has a very simply philosophy, selling computer systems directly to customers, Dell could best understand their needs and efficiently provide the most effective computing solutions to meet those needs. This direct business model eliminates retailers that add unnecessary time and cost, or can diminish Dell's understanding of customer expectations. (Dell Inc. - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Dell Inc., 2012) Michael Dell started his company while he was still in College in 1984. The premise was to buy IBM parts wholesale and assemble computers and sell them for less money than the competitors were selling theirs for.

Dell achieved sales of $6 million its first full year in business, approaching $40 million the next year. (Dell Inc. - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Dell Inc., 2012) Dell soon realized that he could not keep up with the explosive growth of the company and hired Tandy Corporations marketing executive team to run things. Tandy was a competitor at the time. Dell has experienced a very nice trajectory through the 90’s and projection over the next 5 years show a 47%...
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