Dell and Deutschland: Perfect Together

The U.S. PC maker's direct-sales strategy, struggling at home, connects in Germany

How's this for counterintuitive: Dell Inc. (DELL) is struggling from Baltimore to Beijing but thriving in...Germany? That's right. In a country where 2% economic growth is grounds for euphoria and the PC market has shrunk 3.5% in the past 12 months, the troubled computer maker is doing better than ever.

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