ROUND ROCK, Texas: PC maker Dell Computer is attempting to beef up its online sales with the appointment of new vp Sona Chawla from Wells Fargo. She will report to John Hamlin, Dell's svp of global online business and global brand marketing.

The company is struggling against increased competition from the likes of Hewlett-Packard and is also under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting inconsistencies.

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