New Dell Senior Vice President was Wal-Mart CIO

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Randy Mott has been named senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Dell Computer Corporation. He will manage Dell's global information-technology infrastructure, including its extensive Internet and Web-based capabilities

Mott will report to Dell vice chairman Kevin Rollins, who said: "Randy brings to Dell a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in using advanced information technology to gain a business advantage," said Rollins. "We believe he will strengthen Dell's capabilities as we integrate the Internet and World Wide Web into our direct-to-the-customer business model. His contribution to Wal-Mart's growth and his global experience will add significant depth to our management team."

Mott, 43, joined Wal-Mart in 1978 and has held numerous technical and management positions. He became senior vice president and chief information officer in 1994, joined the executive committee in 1997, and was Information Week magazine’s ‘CIO of the Year’ in 1997. Wal-Mart Stores has led the field in the use of  the Internet to link customers, stores and suppliers, and Mott led the IT strategy for the company's successful global growth.

Mott's appointment follows significant growth of sales for Dell through dell.com.  The company recently announced that their direct online sales add up to nearly 50% of total revenue, and are pulling in $40 million a day - up from $14 million a year ago.

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