Dude, Dell’s Got a Research Division


Call it a problem of perception. The newly private Dell computer company announces a new Research Division and people think Dell is “getting into” research. The reality is that the 30-year-old company headed by CEO Michael Dell has been in the R&D business for years.

“[In] 2012 we filed the largest number of patents in the company’s history up to that point. Beat that in 2013, filing even more. This year we’ll file even more patents….[Dell] “has around 20,000 people developing products, software, services in 12+ lab sites around the world from Austin to Silicon Valley and beyond,” Michael Dell, who founded the company in a dorm room in 1984, told me in an email. …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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