Dell bags big digital transformation deal from GE

Dell Technologies at MWC 2017GE has signed a multi-year deal with Dell for utilizing its IT networking infrastructure and end-user computing solutions to support GE’s digital transformation.

Dell Technologies did not reveal the financial details of the digital transformation deal.

Dell Inc. becomes the primary IT infrastructure supplier for GE. The deal is one of the largest non-government contracts in Dell Technologies, Dell or EMC history.

GE will use Dell EMC servers, storage, backup and professional services, enabling the company to enhance efficiency of its IT infrastructure with automated and flash-optimized solutions.

GE will use Dell client solutions and peripherals to drive workforce transformation and improve end-user experience for GE employees.

GE has previously worked with Virtustream, Pivotal and VMware, all Dell Technologies companies, to support development of its Predix industrial IoT platform.

“Dell Technologies is uniquely positioned to provide customers like GE with the essential building blocks to transform their IT and realize the digital future,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies.

“GE’s collaboration with Dell Technologies has helped us drive the transformation of GE into a digital industrial company,” said Chris Drumgoole, chief technology officer, digital technology at GE.

Meanwhile, Dell Technologies said it posted revenue of $19.3 billion and operating loss of $1 billion in Q2 fiscal 2018.

Client Solutions Group (Dell) revenue was $9.9 billion (+7 percent) with an operating income of $566 million (+17 percent).

Infrastructure Solutions Group (Dell EMC) generated $7.4 billion revenue (+7 percent) with operating income of $430 million. Server and networking revenue was $3.7 billion (+16 percent), and storage revenue was $3.7 billion.

VMware segment revenue was $1.9 billion with operating income of $561 million, or 29.4 percent of revenue.

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