Dell Wins CIO 100 Award for Information Technology Excellence; Only Computer Company to Make List

ROUND ROCK, Texas--()--June 15, 2006--Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) today was named a recipient of the 2006 CIO 100 award, an annual recognition by CIO magazine of organizations worldwide that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

The only computer company to make the list, Dell was recognized for the development of an innovative order-processing system to better serve customers in its Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

The globally scalable IT project is an early adoption of grid computing using standards-based Dell hardware and Oracle software. It has resulted in significantly increased order-processing speed and capacity, an improved customer experience and multi-million dollar cost savings.

"Year after year, the CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence," said Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief of CIO magazine. "This year's winners are particularly remarkable for their ability to translate IT innovation into business value and solid ROI."

Kevin Rollins, CEO of Dell, said, "This award is especially meaningful because IT is our business at Dell. There is no better example for our customers of how we walk the talk every day than to see how our ``Dell on Dell'' approach can support our company and our customers around the world."

"Susan Sheskey, our CIO and a member of Dell's management team for 13 years, leads an IT organization that has now earned CIO 100 recognition 10 times over the past 13 years, a remarkable achievement and validation of Dell's ability to stay atop of changing business trends and drive productivity, stability and innovation across all aspects of information technology," Mr. Rollins added.

The 2006 CIO 100 awards will be detailed in the Aug. 15 issue of CIO magazine and presented Aug. 22 at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.

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Contacts

Dell Inc., Round Rock
John Q. Pope, 512-728-2208
john_pope@dell.com
or
Jess Blackburn, 512-725-0187
jess_blackburn@dell.com