Commodity buys Enterprise
Histrory repeats: decades ago Compaq decided to move up the value chain by buying Digital Equipment. Now DELL buys EMC. This will become an interesting journey. DELL surely has the capability inhouse now to become a cloud infrastructure powerhouse. However, it will be a risky road with respect to the very diifferent cultures, overlapping product and service lines to be integrated along the way. Nowadays the the real value is derived from speeding up the "concept to cash", the software production process and leveraging Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Microservices and Container Based platform technologies. It will be interesting to see how the DELL company will be able to inspire the minds and hearts of the modern developers beyond the infrastructure level.