Dell pledges to help companies save $200 billion

IT spend

New solutions launched by Dell today in San Francisco will help companies cut their IT spend by a total of $200 billion, the company claimed.

This was the commitment made by Steve Schuckenbrock, head of large enterprise for Dell, during his opening keynote.

"We think that as we look at this industry... it is 50-60 years old, well that is actually pretty young," he said.

"It is maturing at a rapid pace... the virtual era is actually upon us and will be defined by ubiquitous capability available anywhere you need it, anytime you need it and how you want to [consume] it."

However, Schuckenbrock acknowledged that the costs of keeping things running, let alone investing, was a struggle for many companies in a difficult economic time.

"We need to cut things like... application maintenance, tactical projects you do that don't change the company, that's keeping the lights on," he added.

Jennifer Scott

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