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Dell—Back in form

Zafar Anjum | April 7, 2014
Speaking in Singapore recently, the founder and chairman of Dell Inc. Michael Dell discussed his journey as an inventor and businessmen, why he took Dell private and what he foresees as the emerging opportunities in technology.

Cyber security and BYOD with security are important growth areas for the company, he said. Dell is committed to help the companies with the data security challenge, he said.

IT services now forms a significant arm of Dell's offerings. 50,000 of our employees (out of 100,000) are now in IT services and Dell is No. 1 in healthcare IT, he said.

Dell also proudly spoke of his Social Media Command Centre. The learning and experience from running this centre is something that could be spun off as an offering for customers, he hinted.

The Future

Dell did not clearly spell out if he was fascinated with cyber-physical systems (such as wearable tech or 3D printers even though he supports ventures such as Makerbot) but he emphasized on data informatics. "Data information area is a growth area. Jobs will be specific in future and advance education will be important. Data science is the job of the future. We need a lot of data scientists," he said.

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