Dell India revenue up 60% at $700 mn, to promote 'Green IT'

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New Delhi, Mar 24: Dell India Pvt Ltd, a unit of US based Dell Inc, today said its revenues from India operations grew by 60 per cent at 700 million dollars in 2007 as the company plans to promote 'Green IT'. ''We want to design and develop products which are more energy efficient, that make the world more green. The latest Dell Blades will consume 40 per cent more energy efficient,'' vice-president and general manager (Dell India) Rajan Anandan told reporters here.

''We will launch a low-cost personal computer by the second week of April and are looking to increase the capacity of our 50 acre plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. We are also looking for retail operations in the country,'' Mr Anandan revealed. The company last year abandoned the direct-only sales strategy and started selling personal computers through retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Best Buy Co in North America, Carrefour SA in Europe, China's GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd.

When asked about media reports that Dell was looking to sell its back-office business, Mr Anandan said he would not comment on 'speculations'.

''We are committed. That's why we are here,'' he said while pointing to the presentation on the back-office arm Dell International Services shown at the conference.

According to media reports, Dell had put its contact centres across India, the Philippines, El Salvador and Canada on the block and said private equity Blackstone and software services firms Wipro and Accenture were among the interested parties.

UNI

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