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Fire in Dell’s Yard? August 17, 2006

Posted by NoWires in China, Web.
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News report this morning that Lenovo, the fierce rival of Dell, just hired two Dell executives in its Asian operation to head up Lenovo’s AP and Japan operations. Just a few month ago, Lenovo has hired another former Dell exec to be its CEO.

This must be a bitter sweet moment for Dell. The old saying is that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Dell should take pride that its execs are highly valued by its rivals. However these departing execs clearly saw better opportunities elsewhere. In quick succession Dell has lost its key players in AP, China and Japan. The Asian market will be the next battle ground for the PC makers with sales in India expected to explode. This can’t sit well with Dell.

dellfire.jpgJust earlier this week, Dell announced recall of four million laptops to replace batteries that are prune to catch fire.

How much more pressure CEO Rollins will take?

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