For the umpteenth time, Dell Technologies has reiterated that PCs are important to the company, and it won’t quit the market.
But PCs occupied only a few minutes of CEO Michael Dell’s opening keynote at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas on Monday. PCs are the engine that keep enterprises chugging, he said.
Instead, Dell spent time educating attendees about the new Dell Technologies and its products. It’s been less than a year since the US$67 billion Dell-EMC merger was finalized, and a lot of focus was on answering burning questions about the company’s future.
Dell did say the company would offer the PC-as-a-service worldwide by the end of the year, with more details about the program to be shared on Tuesday. HP and Microsoft are offering PC-as-a-service options, allowing customers to buy devices and support and pay on a monthly basis. That option reduces the hardware acquisition and support costs for companies.