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Michael Dell Says Poor Sales Forecasts Caused Laptop Delays

Dell's CEO blames too-conservative sales forecasting for the long delays in getting new notebooks to consumers, but he says nothing about problems in painting the laptops, the main reason other executives have given customers.
Speaking at the Citigroup Technology Conference in New York recently, founder and recently renamed CEO Michael Dell says the company underestimated demand. "If you go back six months or so when industry growth was starting to pick up, we had quite a conservative forecast for demand," Dell says.. "That turned out to be incorrect."
Source: Computerworld, http://computerworld.com

Dell's CEO blames too-conservative sales forecasting for the long delays in getting new notebooks to consumers, but he says nothing about problems in painting the laptops, the main reason other executives have given customers.
Speaking at the Citigroup Technology Conference in New York recently, founder and recently renamed CEO Michael Dell says the company underestimated demand. "If you go back six months or so when industry growth was starting to pick up, we had quite a conservative forecast for demand," Dell says.. "That turned out to be incorrect."
Source: Computerworld, http://computerworld.com