Dell posted $14.5 billion revenue — flat from the previous year — in second quarter of fiscal 2014.
The Quest acquisition has assisted Dell to show flat revenue growth.
Its net income dropped 72 percent to $204 million.
Dell said its enterprise solutions, services and software (ES&S) revenue rose 9 percent. End user computing revenue fell 5 percent. ( Lenovo beats HP to regain lead in PC market share in Q2 2013 )
“In a challenging environment, we remain committed to our strategy and our customers, and we’re encouraged by increasing customer interest in our end-to-end solutions offerings and continued growth in our Enterprise Solutions, Services and Software businesses,” said Brian Gladden, Dell chief financial officer.
Dell’s enterprise solutions revenue rose 8 percent to $3.3 billion.
Dell server, networking and peripherals revenue increased 10 percent, driven by hyper-scale data center servers.
Dell networking revenue increased 19 percent.
Dell storage revenue declined 7 percent.
Dell services revenue rose 2 percent to $2.1 billion, driven by a 3 percent increase in support and deployment revenue and a 5 percent increase for infrastructure, cloud and security services revenue.
Applications and business process services revenue declined 6 percent.
Dell software revenue was $310 million, and recorded an operating loss.
The company is continuing to enhance its software capabilities with investments in this business that increase R&D and sales capacity.
Dell’s end user computing revenue fell 5 percent to $9.1 billion.
Dell desktop and thin client revenue increased 1 percent, mobility revenue declined 10 percent, and revenue from software from third parties and peripherals declined 5 percent.