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Dell Snuggles Up to SAP

Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL) chairman Michael Dell announced at a news conference in New York today that his company is extending its relationship with SAP AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: SAP), with a new services offering to boost Dells enterprise business and extend its data center footprint.

Dell has included SAP software in its Unix-to-Linux and Unix-to-Windows migration services, a move to win market share from IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM)
and Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW).

This is not uncharted territory, as there are already some 5,000 sites around the world with Dell computers and SAP software. Michael Dell told the conference that he expects this figure to grow over the next few years, earning some significant revenues in the process.

“We believe and expect that, over the next few years, we can more than triple the market of SAP installations -- making $1 billion for Dell.”

The boyish executive also underlined Dell’s commitment to attacking the data center space through high-performance computing clusters. With many firms looking to boost their processing power at the moment, Dell is keen to win market share from major players in this space, like IBM.

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