Kevin Rollins Quotes


36 Kevin Rollins quotes:



"Supply costs have flattened somewhat, but our competitive advantage has not."
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"And our size: The company this year is going to be close to $50 billion, so if that's the case and you can continue to grow that fast, I would rather put my energies to solving customer problems and growing our business than worrying about integrating and laying people off."
"And when the customers demand technology we move and adopt it. And right now since we're focused mostly on corporations they are not demanding it."
"Consumer electronics is a challenging one."
"Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music, flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at."
"I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD."
"I believe that one-product wonders come and go."
"I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently."
"I'm the one who made many of the bold comments that we'd seen the technologies from AMD as pretty good. Their technology in many areas was leading. But those are transient."
"Intel's still our main partner. We have not announced anything with AMD and don't have anything planned, but we're constantly being aware to make sure our customers get the best technology."
"It might take some here and there, but Apple's market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they've been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business."
"Most of the services staff is for the larger corporations, not so much for small and medium businesses because they cannot afford an extensive services army."
"Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability."
"Our mindset always says it's not how big the market is but how profitable it can be as the key determiner of whether or not we want to be in it."
"Over the last several quarters we have been growing faster in Asia and Europe than any other place on the planet. We have 18 percent of the global PC share, about 12 percent in Europe, and 8 percent in Asia."
"So when we go into a large hardware bid, there is usually a services component that is part of that. So as we enter these deals, we tend to talk about the capabilities and what else needs to be done, and from there the bid might expand beyond hardware to the services."
"The weakness in the company is if we fail to execute."
"There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness."
"We are No. 1 worldwide by quite a margin on the client side and expanding, according to IDC and others, every single quarter. Our expectation is that the industry will consolidate and that more of our competitors will exit."
"We own 18 percent of just the PC business. Now that's only about 60 percent of our business today."



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