Why Dell will never be great again


It's getting harder for Dell (NAS: DELL) to think outside of the box.

Shares of the PC maker opened sharply lower on Wednesday after posting disappointing financial results. For the fiscal quarter that ended earlier this month, earnings tumbled 33% on a 4% decline in revenue.

You don't need to dig deeper than that into Dell's income statement to know that sales are soft and margins are contracting.