From 1 to 27K workers in 10 years, Dell set to hire more in India says Michael Dell

Michael Dell

US-based Dell Inc, which was founded by Michael Dell in 1984, is one of the world's largest makers of computers andother co mputing devices and a leading player in the entire spectrum of information technology business through its various services and solutions for enterprise and retail customers.

Globally, it has an headcount of more than one lakh people, annual revenue of over USD 62 billion and profits of about USD 3.5 billion. Dell has about half a dozen

manufacturing plants across the world, including one in Chennai, India.

Recently, there have been reports about making US-listed Dell Inc a privately held company, as also about software giant Microsoft being in talks with private equity investors on a possible buyout of Dell. When asked about these reports,

Michael Dell declined to comment.

Asked about the global economic scenario and its impact on the technology sector, Dell said, "There have been some stability, but there are still some challenges both before the US and Europe. I think that the biggest challenge before the world today is creation of jobs, which would be key to growth going ahead."

"We need more growth for entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises, both in technology and non-technology sectors. I believe all of them would have some amount of technology enabled in their operations and therefore their revival is key to our business.

"Free trade among the nations is also important for growth in the global economy. Meetings like these (WEF Annual Meeting at Davos) may not solve the problems, but they do help in understanding the problems and discussing the possible solutions," he said.

Asked about the main takeaways from Davos meeting, Dell said: "We come to Davos to understand what the situation is in Europe. So this time we have seen that it is a stable situation, but still a challenging one.

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