Dell top tech choice for health sector

Dell Inc. has been ranked as the No. 1 health care information technology services provider in the world. (Yes, you read it right – DELL)

Gartner Inc. is reporting that Round Rock-based Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) has gained the largest market share in the health care industry’s information technology niche. The report also ranks Dell No. 2 for computer hardware support in the education market.

Gartner based the report on 2009 revenue generated by both Dell and Perot Systems. The ranking comes less than one year after Dell acquired for $3.9 billion Perot Systems Corp., a Plano-based IT services company that operates with an emphasis on the healthcare industry.

Dell, the No. 3 computer maker in the world, employs 16,000 workers in Central Texas. The company, which made its name as a developer of personal computers, has been diversifying into areas offering higher profit margins such as services, storage, software and smart phones during the last year.

In March, Dell formed a partnership with the American Medical Association to supply computer hardware and support to medical practices using the group’s new electronic medical records platform.

During fiscal 2010, which ended Jan. 29, Dell posted a $1.43 billion profit on $52.9 billion in revenue versus a $2.47 billion profit on $61.1 billion in revenue during fiscal 2009.


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