We're focused on enterprise, not mobile phones: Michael Dell
A day after Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell secured shareholder approval for his $25 billion offer to buy and take the personal computer maker private, he spoke with CNBC about his plans for the company.
"We're really focused on our customers and building out end-to-end solutions," Dell told "Squawk on the Street" Friday about the future of the company.
Dell listed five strategic areas of focus for the company moving forward: enhancements in enterprise solutions, increasing sales capacity, a redoubled focus on emerging markets, "cloud client computing" in tablets and PCs, and "investments to enhance the customer experience."
"It's really about changing our focus from a quarterly focus to a longer term, five year, 10 year focus, doubling down on the investments" to serve Dell's customers, he explained.
Dell estimates that his business is playing in a $3 trillion industry, of which Dell has "roughly 2 percent" share. "Nobody has 4 percent or 5 percent. It's incredibly dispersed, large number of companies," he said, estimating that the computing space will evolve into a $6 trillion industry in the medium term.
One of the "predominant trends" in the market now is for clients to develop their own private cloud systems, he said. In addition, new tech companies require servers, infrastructure and storage capabilities which Dell will look to provide.
Dell also said that his company would not be entering the mobile phone business and instead will maintain a position as a re-seller of phones made by other companies. However, he said that "Dell will participate in tablets and all sorts of client devices."
"Our main business is helping our customers secure, protect their data and access it from any device they want to," he added.
When asked about a declining global PC market, Dell said that the company's core products, scale, and leadership position will help it succeed in this environment. "We are the only ones that are growing scale, at least for the moment," he said. "Dell is a very different company that it was five years ago."
The increasingly public battle over Dell's ownership, waged between a group led by Michael Dell and another led by activist investor Carl Icahn created "some distraction, for sure," Dell said. However, he pointed to several areas of the business—including enterprise solutions services—that grew over this period.
"We're playing offense, we're on the attack, we're growing, expanding our share," he said. "This is the Dell that many of you are very familiar with and you're going to see it in all of its glory."
The shareholder vote ended months of conflict with the company's largest investors and removing the uncertainty surrounding the world's No. 3 PC maker.
Shareholders cast their votes at a special meeting on Thursday morning in Austin, Texas. Based on preliminary results, the buyout won their go-ahead and the deal is expected to close before the end of Dell's fiscal third quarter.
— By CNBC's Paul Toscano. Follow him on Twitter @ToscanoPaul and get the latest stories from "Squawk on the Street"