Round Rock, TEXAS — Dell announced that for the first time it has become the worldwide leader for total workstation unit shipments, moving ahead of competitors in both the personal and traditional market segments, according to estimates by research firm IDC.
IDC’s second-quarter 2000 analysis placed Dell in the No. 1 position with a 23 percent share for unit shipments in the worldwide total branded workstation market. This market includes both personal workstations equipped with Intel Pentium processors and traditional workstations with RISC processors using the UNIX operating system.
“In less than four years Dell has become a leader in the total workstation market,” said Kara Yokley, research analyst, IDC. “A well-defined workstation strategy and consistent execution has enabled Dell to increase its market share across all segments.”
“The market’s direction is clear. Customers are moving away from proprietary, channel-based UNIX solutions and are embracing both the value of Dell’s direct model and the performance and dedicated focus of Dell’s workstation offerings,” said Jeff Clarke, vice president and general manager, Dell Precision Workstations. “We plan to continue this momentum as workstation demand increases in emerging global markets.”
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