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Gateway re-evaluating oversea biz

As it continues to revamp its business, PC maker Gateway is reevaluating whether to stay in any of its overseas markets.In recent months, Gateway has outlined a new strategy focused on selling PCs, software, accessories and training as a "solution" to consumers and small businesses.
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As it continues to revamp its business, PC maker Gateway is reevaluating whether to stay in any of its overseas markets.

In recent months, Gateway has outlined a new strategy focused on selling PCs, software, accessories and training as a "solution" to consumers and small businesses. Gateway spokeswoman Donna Kather said Wednesday that the company believes the strategy will work in the United States but added that Gateway is in the process of assessing whether the strategy can be profitable and achieve the company's growth targets in other regions of the world.

"What we are currently doing is looking at our ability to do that on a market-by-market basis," Kather said. "If we decide upon further evaluation (that we can't reach those goals), it could mean a major restructuring or even a withdrawal from that market."

San Diego-based Gateway is also evaluating whether to outsource more of its manufacturing and close some of its plants, although Kather said no decisions have been made in that regard either. --Ian Fried, Special to ZDNet News

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