Friday, March 13, 2009

Managed Print Services - Here Comes Dell

Over at the MSPMentor site, Joe is taking a very educated guess based on some reliable sources - Dell is poised and ready to move into the MPS space.

Go check out the post and the "where the heck is HP" responses.

In seemingly unrelated news, today Dell confirmed rumors that it will trim hundreds of workers from its payroll this week.

A Dell spokesperson, David Frink, told The Austin American-Statesman that the cuts began Wednesday at Dell's factories in Central Texas and North Carolina.

"We've been streamlining the company where it makes sense for more than a year," Dell spokesman David Frink told the paper. "Any actions this week are part of that effort. The layoffs are not about individual performance but about properly sizing Dell's business for the economy and business environment."

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  1. I've confirmed that Dell plans to offer a managed print services option to its MSP and VAR partners. This will not be a "direct" only plan. The Dell managed print services push will include a major partner/channel initiative.