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To: Sonki who wrote (327)10/7/2000 12:40:05 PM
From: jbn3
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Is DELL sole provider under EDS Navy contract?

Friday October 06 07:16 PM EDT
Navy awards huge outsourcing contract to EDS
By Paula Musich, eWEEK

After several false starts, the U.S. Navy late this afternoon finally awarded its much-vaunted $6.9 billion outsourcing contract to Electronic Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:EDS - news) to pull together all of its desktops, systems and networks across different Naval and Marine Corps commands.

The contract, the largest of its kind according to Navy officials, calls for EDS, of Plano, Texas, to create a single intranet that will facilitate data sharing across the two military units. It will tie in approximately 350,000 desktops and link some 200 separate networks into the intranet.

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The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet is intended to accomplish several goals, according to Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig. They include achieving a cost savings of about $1.2 billion a year through economies of scale; improving security; keeping information technology in the Navy and Marine Corps on a par with the private sector; and improving reliability.

"We knew that by turning it over to a private contractor, we could refresh the technology readily and free up civil servants and sailors and let them do what they need to do," Danzig said.

At the same time, the Navy can change the culture of the organization by creating a common information system.

"So instead of different participants maintaining their own information supply and sending e-mails to request something from someone else -- instead of the culture of 'mother-may-I?' -- individuals can respond according to their own sense of priorities," Danzig said.

The five-year contract also has three-year renewal options that can bring the value up to $9 billion. The Navy also kept the option of calling on a runner-up to step in if EDS fails to meet its objectives, and that runner-up can be called on to monitor the effectiveness of EDS.

The Navy expects about 40,000 desktops will be linked in the first year, focusing initially on the Naval Air Systems Command, which had contracts up for renewal.

Several delays

Although the Navy had expected to award the contract sooner, the date was postponed several times. Secretary Danzig attributed the delays to a reticence to move forward without Congressional approval.

"We needed to make sure we had genuine Congressional support," he said. "We didn't want to announce this until the authorization committee spoke in support of it."

Other reports suggested there were concerns about the loss of jobs in certain districts. In working with Congress, the Navy agreed "not to introduce ship maintenance activities until a year from now, and Congress asked that we not integrate the air depots for a year. We agreed to that," said Danzig.

EDS will work with several subcontractors, including Raytheon, MCI WorldCom, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:CSCO - news), WAM!NET, Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq:DELL - news) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) EDS will also subcontract 40 percent of the total award to smaller businesses.

Other bidders for the contract included Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE:CSC - news), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD - news) and IBM.

The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet will cover the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Iceland and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Note that DELL is the only PC manufacturer listed

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To: jbn3 who wrote (328)4/6/2005 11:59:56 PM
From: Sr K
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What's a fair PE ratio for a company that grows revenue by 13% per annum? What if it spends 200% of its earnings to buy back shares? What's a reasonable goal for ROI on the cash used for buybacks for a company buying back its shares?

I don't understand how growing from $49B to $80B over 4 years is consistent with a growth path. Yet the stock popped $.49 AH.

There are 30 bookmarks here. Let's see if anyone responds.

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From: Ms. Baby Boomer3/9/2006 8:03:43 AM
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That particular model no longer exists @ this location as recently attended Annual Las Vegas Chambers Party....


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To: Mick Mørmøny who wrote (325)9/8/2006 7:32:04 PM
From: ptlusa
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They are still the gold standard, a true American firm. Way better than pot-smoking Apple

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From: Sr K11/21/2006 5:23:08 PM
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Dell beats estimates by 6 cents, up $2.10 or 8% AH.

But in Outlook, they state:

<<In addition, the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 included one extra week.>>

but last year in the February CC Q&A they answered that the 14th week did not contribute to that Q4 performance, because companies budget quarterly.

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From: Sr K8/30/2007 4:39:25 PM
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Let's wake up this board.

Dell reports:

"Net income for its fiscal second quarter that ended Aug. 3 was $733 million, or 32 cents a share. Operating income of $896 million included $102 million, or 3 cents a share, in expenses related to payments for expired in-the-money stock options ..."

They couldn't have sold calls, could they? They used to sell puts and buy calls.

So if the <<expenses related to payments for expired in-the-money stock options >>

were $30 puts expiring 7/31/2007 or so, why don't they just state that they're puts and what the expiration date was?

They will probably put it in the 10-Q.

And did they roll them over?

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From: Sr K6/12/2010 2:34:37 PM
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From: Sr K6/28/2010 11:04:28 PM
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In Faulty-Computer Suit, Window to Dell’s Decline

Published: June 28, 2010

After the math department at the University of Texas noticed some of its Dell computers failing, Dell examined the machines. The company came up with a unusual reason for the computers’ demise: the school had overtaxed the machines by making them perform difficult math calculations.

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