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Analyze Dell's Strategic Factors

1.Analysis of Strategic Factors. Since you are aware that your analysis of strategic factors or SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Summary) is based on IFAS and EFAS tables, and since we will need to understand your choices, you are required to submit the three tables in Excel format in one separate file from your written Word assignment. Non submission of an Excel file or submission of a table in a Word file will cause you to lose half of the points of this assignment. No comments are needed on the IFAS and the EFAS tables, but comments are needed on the SFAS table, which is the foundation for this assignment (You will submit one Excel file that will include three separate sheets, one for the IFAS, one for the EFAS and one for the SFAS). As a reminder, two files are to be submitted: One Excel file (counting for three pages) and one Word file (five to seven pages double-spaced). You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments.

2.Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategy Here you will be graded on your ability to analyze economic, socio-cultural, political-legal, technological, and financial data to justify your available strategies and the one(s) you recommend.

3.Implementation: Describe the implementation of the strategy(ies) you recommended.

4.Evaluation and Control: How do you evaluate the performance of your implemented strategy(ies)?

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I have attached your response which consists of an Excel doc and a Word doc. The Excel doc consists of 3 tabs (SFAS, IFAS and EFAS); the Word doc consists of 1,640 words and 5 references in APA format.

BMQ # 353634
Global strategic management
Research the Dell website.
Using your readings, the Library, and the Internet, and any additional resources necessary, you are being asked to complete the following sections of a Strategic Audit (See examples starting on page 78 and pages 179-185 following appendix 11.C):

1.Analysis of Strategic Factors. Since you are aware that your analysis of strategic factors or SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Summary) is based on IFAS and EFAS tables, and since we will need to understand your choices, you are required to submit the three tables in Excel format in one separate file from your written Word assignment. Non submission of an Excel file or submission of a table in a Word file will cause you to lose half of the points of this assignment. No comments are needed on the IFAS and the EFAS tables, but comments are needed on the SFAS table, which is the foundation for this assignment (You will submit one Excel file that will include three separate sheets, one for the IFAS, one for the EFAS and one for the SFAS). As a reminder, two files are to be submitted: One Excel file (counting for three pages) and one Word file (five to seven pages double-spaced). You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments.

2. Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategy Here you will be graded on your ability to analyze economic, socio-cultural, political-legal, technological, and financial data to justify your available strategies and the one(s) you recommend.

3. Implementation: Describe the implementation of the strategy (s) you recommended.

4. Evaluation and Control: How do you evaluate the performance of your implemented strategy(s)? For a sample outline of a Strategic Audit, review examples starting on page 78 and appendix 11.C.

(ERASE THE ABOVE AND MAKE THIS YOUR TITLE PAGE)
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History of Dell Computers
Michael Dell launched Dell Computers in 1984. Michael Dell had the notion of selling personal computers straight to the consumer; so as to meet individualistic consumer needs. Dell made 73 million dollars in their initial year; in 1988 Dell offered stock market shares for $8.50/stock. In 1991, the first Dell laptop debuted; by 1993, Dell was one of the five pinnacle computer corporations around the globe. In 1995, Dell Computer shares rose from $8.50/ share to upwards of $100/share. The progression of Dell was so rapid that in 1997, Dell had already shipped ten million computer systems. By 1996, Dell had already started selling their ...

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