Dell Competition Note

by hihih222

Dell is in a competitive industry, and the services/software industry it is transitioning into are also very competitive. Ultimately, Dell is in a commoditized industry, and competition is extremely difficult, as the barrier to entry is very low. Dell management’s pessimism on the topic is clear as the description of competition in the 2012 and 2011 10-K’s are congruent except for the removal of “This connection with our customers allows us to best meet customer needs and is one of our competitive advantages.”