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4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
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RIBOSTL
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RIBOSTL,
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2/7/2013 | 7:04:05 PM
re: 4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
Wow, I see you didn't forget your daily dose of pessimism. I've worked with and supported client sites and data centers using MS and Dell hardware for over 15 years and have been satisfied almost 100% of the time. Not sure what you are basing your opinion of Dell products on but if you buy business/enterprise class hardware it is normally very dependable. I'm talking about 8+ years of service out of some machines that were only retired because it is more cost effective to replace them rather than update them. If you buy the cheap entry level / consumer class machines then you have to realize you get what you pay for just like if you bought a cheap Acer, eMachine etc. MS is what it is and I'll agree there is definitely a love/hate relationship there but when it comes to business/enterprise deployment, management and integration there is not a vendor out there can compete. I'm hopeful the "WinDell domination" as you called it will bring us some excellent cutting edge hardware taking advantage of the latest software.
moarsauce123
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2/7/2013 | 1:00:01 PM
re: 4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
Since when do Dell and Microsoft make good products? What is inevitable is that the WinDell domination will cause products to become worse. There will be no need to make good product because nobody in IT will risk switching away from Dell and Microsoft. We will only get more mediocre product at a much higher price with multi-year contract binding. Do you honestly think Dell and Microsoft are in business to make products that help others excel? No, they are in business to make lots of money by spending as little as possible while sacking in as much as they can. And with this quasi-merger it will only get worse.
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khsieh221,
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1/25/2013 | 1:38:47 AM
re: 4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
The article seems to make some senses. But I think the aurthor forgot the most improtant thing which is putting two companies who can not make good products together can not make things BETTER! The improvment of any company only can comes from insdie not ouside
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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1/25/2013 | 12:09:34 AM
re: 4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
Dell just needs to produce better quality rather than junk in boxes that fails after a few weeks use.


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