Dell to employ more people, expand India operations


New Delhi : Dell Inc, the world’s second largest personal computer maker, plans to increase investment and hire a few thousand more people over the next one year in India to expand its operations in the country, Michael Dell, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc, said Tuesday.

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“India today offers a fantastic opportunity to use technology for a wide range of applications. We see a tremendous opportunity for growth of the PC segment in this country,” Dell said at an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here.

He said growth opportunity was tremendous in India as the penetration level of personal computers was 20-30 per 1,000 people.

Dell said with several acquisitions under its belt, the company has sharpened its focus on understanding the real needs of the customers in India and turned its attention to solutions in areas such as retail, finance, banking, healthcare and education.

Dell employs nearly 23,000 people in India, the largest employee base outside the United States. The company plans to hire a few thousands more people in a year or so, the CEO said.

In India, the company has adopted three focus areas — growing its India presence in the hardware business, entering into education and healthcare segment for the production of customised products and services and managing and servicing offerings sold in the country.