Dell Streamlines Supply Chain Efficiency for OEM Customers; Signs New Licensing Agreement with Microsoft

  Dell Streamlines Supply Chain Efficiency for OEM Customers; Signs New
  Licensing Agreement with Microsoft

  *Agreement streamlines processes and enables customers to bring products to
    market faster

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- April 11, 2013

Today Dell OEM Solutions announced that it has worked with Microsoft Corp. to
become a global distributor, outsource manufacturer and integrator for Windows
Embedded products.

The agreement, which went into effect on April 1, enables Dell to provide
Windows Embedded product licenses (COAs) with Dell product solutions. This
means it is easier for Dell OEM Solutions customers to bring their products
and solutions to market through:

  *Shorter lead times with in-stock COAs
  *Streamlined purchase order processes by eliminating the requirements for
    custom factory integration (CFI) and custom factory service (CFS)
  *Eliminated need for multiple in-region suppliers due to global
    implementation^1

“We’re very excited to be the only tier-one manufacturer able to bring our
customers this level of integration with Windows Embedded products,” said
Joyce Mullen, vice president and general manager, OEM Solutions, Dell. “With
streamlined processes, fewer suppliers to manage and seamless globalization,
we can help more customers drive innovation, speed time to revenue and deliver
their intellectual property to end users taking advantage of Dell hardware,
services, engineering and supply chain capabilities.”

“Simplifying IT for enterprises has been the primary goal of our work with
Dell for more than 30 years,” said John Doyle, director of product management
for Windows Embedded at Microsoft. “This licensing agreement with Dell
exemplifies that shared goal, helping to streamline the supply chain
experience to make it easier and quicker for OEM customers to bring their
innovative intelligent systems solutions and devices to market.”

This agreement is one more development in the strong ecosystem that Dell OEM
Solutions provides its customers. By working with industry leaders like
Microsoft, Dell OEM customers have the ability to develop and deliver
solutions that are more efficient, get to market faster and grow their
business more strategically. This ecosystem provides a high-quality, tested
infrastructure taking advantage of third-party technologies and Dell Solutions
with the unique demands of OEM customers in mind.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit www.dell.com. Dell OEM Solutions helps its customers find
more balance between execution and innovation with dedicated OEM resources,
industry-standard hardware and global services and support capabilities. Dell
helps its OEM customers improve their time to revenue and run their operations
more efficiently for increased competitive edge. Learn more at
www.dell.com/oem.

Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in
the marks and names of others.

1 - Countries not included in global implementation include: South Korea,
Taiwan and UAE.

Contact:

Dell Inc.
Laura P. Thomas, 512-723-1716
laura_p_thomas@dell.com
 
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