Dell expects to see domestic growth of 8.3% this year

Thursday, April 14, 2011

US PC manufacturer Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) expects to see its strongest Latin American growth this year in Colombia at 8.3%, local newspaper La República reported company executives as saying.

Dell's services director for Latin America, Hannibal Guerrero, and the company's general manager in Colombia, Marcela Perilla, said Latin America will expand 6.7%, while the company forecasts 4.6% growth globally. The executives also singled out Brazil, where Dell expects to see 4.8% growth.

According to the executives, Latin America is growing at similar rates to countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific, which they said means product launches no longer have to be delayed and can occur at the same time as the rest of the world.

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In line with its global strategy, the executives said Dell will promote its new services portfolio in Colombia, which includes virtualization, cloud services, IT outsourcing and remote information management. Dell will push services to meet specific demands in the local market, such as cloud services, to optimize spending.

In Colombia, the executives said Dell will invest in human talent, both in new jobs and in training existing personnel to enter new areas.