Michael Dell founded at Dell at the age of 19 with just $1,000. Back then in 1984, Dell was known as PC’s Limited. Michael was at the time a pre-med freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1985, they designed and built their first computer system, the Turbo PC – with a 10MB hard drive and 5.25” floppy drive. In 1987, Dell opened its very first international subsidiary in the UK. Dell is regarded as one of the largest technology companies, with 138,000 employees globally. Dell has a market share of 15.9%.
The company manufactures, sells, repairs and supports servers, personal computers, network switches, data storage devices, computer peripherals, cameras, printers and HD Televisions built by other manufacturers. The company is involved in the marketing of specific brand names for different market segments. Their range of office desktop computer systems are called OptiPlex, whereas the home desktop computer systems are known as Dimension. Their business-focused notebooks are sold under the brand Latitude. Their network switches are called Force10 and their business servers are called PowerEdge. UltraSharp is further a high-end brand of monitors.