announced yesterday that it has
last year to become the second
largest PC maker in the U.S. corporate market behind Compaq
Citing research from research firm International
Data Corporation, Dell pulled into second place, with 13 percent market
share. More than 90 percent of Dell's desktop sales go to business and
government buyers, as the company has turned away from the consumer market
in the past three years.
Dell claimed the shift to a business-oriented strategy has helped the
company grow at twice the industry average in the past 5 years. Since
January, the Austin, Texas-based manufacturer has added 15 Fortune 500
companies to its client list, bringing the number of companies it serves to 75 percent.
So far, the announcement has not buoyed the company's stock price this morning, which was trading at 49-1/8 after opening today at 49-3/4.