We've taken our newest generation of notebooks and imbedded this802.11 inside so when someone orders a computer they can specifythat they would like this service built-in. They can either accessnetworks that are already out there, or they can set up their ownwith an access point in an office or home or that sort ofthing.
There is also wide-area wireless, which essentially you can thinkof like a cellular network, but applied to data, which means it'savailable on the ground just about anywhere you can make a cellulartelephone call. Those networks are still being deployed, and theyare in the early stages. Our notebooks have support for those kindsof architectures once they become available. Bluetooth [anotherwireless technology] is more wireless for a personal- areanetwork.
The state of wireless right now is to get a notebook - preferablyfrom Dell - that has both a wireless Internet connection and awired Ethernet connection. You can find in any major city a hotelthat has connections at a high speed, so you don't have to dropdown to a much lower speed just because you are on the road. I wasin China [recently] and stayed at a hotel in a small town inXiamen, where we have a factory. They had high-speed access in thehotel room. It has become a global phenomenon.
AW: What about your strategy for data storage?
Dell: Storage is perhaps where servers were a few years ago.Our external storage business outside of servers grew over 200percent in the first quarter. It is the fastest-growing part of ourcompany. What is happening is that companies are consolidatinglarge amounts of storage that previously existed in a verydispersed way throughout a company or organization. Consolidatingthese massive storage farms, we use the same economic principlesthat worked for Dell in the server market, in the workstationmarket, in desktops, and in notebooks. Customers, as it turns out,want to save money no matter what they are buying.