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Changes for Dell’s Russian operations

7 December 2006 — Moscow (RUS): Sergey Tarasov has replaced Christophe Chastan as general manager of Dell's Russian operations. In his first press conference yesterday, Tarasov announced that the company's Russian operations have become...

Dell appoints new CFO

 20 December 2006 — Round Rock (TX): Dell has named Don Carty, former chairman of American Airlines, as its vice chairman and CFO. Carty has been a member of the company's board of directors since...

Staples board member resigns

 18 December 2006 — Framingham (MA): Stephen Schuckenbrock has voluntarily resigned from Staples' board of directors. Schuckenbrock has recently been appointed as senior VP of global service for Dell. He will also serve on the...

Dell buys UK IT consultancy

15 November 2006 — Bracknell (UK): Dell has bought UK-based IT services company ACS (UK) to expand its UK operations help customers maximise their returns on IT investments. Stephen Murdoch, VP of Solutions and...

Dell posts healthy results

22 November 2006 — Rolling Rock (TX): Dell has reported preliminary results for Q3. Revenue increased by 3.6 percent to $14.4 billion from $14.09 billion a year earlier. Operating income rose 9.3 percent to $824...

Media Sciences builds product line

 10 November 2006 — Oakland (NJ): Media Sciences International is to enter the Dell colour laser supplies market with a new range of Dell toner cartridges. The independent manufacturer said the product launch was part...

Print usage revealed in report

 It's no secret that printing vendors make the vast majority of their profits from post-sale products such as ink, toner and paper. However, more often than not, vendors sell printers to people who simply...

Time bomb

 Not so very long ago, the office product industry's main concern in terms of its environmental responsibility was focused on the paper sector. Waste was another issue, with cartridges and electronics products – and...

Dell accounting probe delays results

16 November 2006 — San Francisco (CA): Dell has delayed its quarterly earnings report amid a formal investigation into its accounting practices. On the back of the US Securities and Exchange Commission intensifying its...

Battery recall approaches seven million

 2 October 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): The number of Sony-made lithium-ion laptop batteries being replaced now stands at approximately seven million. Toshiba and Fujitsu are the latest PC makers to become involved in the recall. Toshiba...

HP knocks Dell off top spot

 19 October 2006 — Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) has knocked Dell of its podium as the global leader in PC shipments, according to reports. Gartner research places HP in the Q3 top spot with...

Canon embarks on copier recall

12 September 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Canon is to inspect and provide free part replacements for approximately 1.87 million personal copiers across the world due to a potential fire risk. Six cases have been...

Dell creates 500 new jobs

 26 September 2006 — Round Rock (TX): Dell is to hire an extra 500 engineers to work in its Austin Design Center. The recruitment is part of the company's strategy to expand its product and...

Dell delays Q2 filing

11 September 2006 — Round Rock (TX): Dell has announced that it is delaying the filing of the 10-Q form for its fiscal second quarter ended 4 August 2006. The company said it is...

Dell makes $30m Indian investment

 22 September 2006 — Dell has said it will invest $30 million over five years in setting up manufacturing operations in India in the first half of 2007. The factory will be located in Sriperumbudur,...

Dell to build Polish factory

18 September 2006 — Lodz (POL): Dell has signed a preliminary agreement with Polish authorities to invest €200 million ($253.6 million) in the construction of a new factory in the country. The new plant...

Dell to open factory in India

15 September 2006 — Tamil Nadu (IND): Dell is to open its first Indian manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu.               The factory is expected to be operational in 2007 and is part of the...

Dell’s long, hot summer of discontent

 Dell has been suffering from a turbulent summer. Not only did the company post a staggering 51 percent fall in Q2 net income and embark on a massive recall of laptop batteries, but to...

I know what you did last summer

 Dell may well look back on August 2006 with a wry eye. But then again, maybe not. The firm's month of bad luck has featured battery recalls and worse than expected results. But most worryingly,...

More laptop batteries recalled

5 September 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Matsushita Electric Industrial has started a recall of 6,000 PC batteries that are susceptible to overheating if subject to impact. The company has refused to identify the supplier...

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Podcast: Generation change at COS

Since 1 September 2021, Australia’s number one independent workplace supplies reseller COS has had a new CEO. Or more precisely, two. On this date, Amie...