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Charlie Babcock
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9/23/2014 | 7:46:32 PM
One possible culprit: Pure Storage
One suspect of stealing EMC's lunch: Pure Storage. The SSD system suppliers are growing fast. EMC has its own product in the field, but some SSD startups are showing strength.
hho927
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9/23/2014 | 12:42:30 PM
Re: These lion are roaring because...
Joseph Tucci brought the same business model, service(network) from Wang to EMC. EMC took most Wang's customers.
D. Henschen
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9/23/2014 | 9:24:09 AM
Re: These lion are roaring because...
Who would you say stole EMC's lunch? That's probably hard to answer given that it's a disparate collection of businesses. I'm guessing the company may be worth more broken up than purchased whole. High-end hardware to Dell (or maybe Lenovo) while the software goes to HP or a higher bidder? It's hard to figure how that one plays out. 
Charlie Babcock
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9/22/2014 | 6:04:15 PM
These lion are roaring because...
Larry's slunk upstairs to the chairman's office. Joe Tucci's EMC was reportedly sounding out HP on a merger last week and Dell on acquiring parts of EMC's storage business. Its stock zoomed up Monday on the prospect that Meg Whitman, rather than Tucci, might be in charge. These lions are graying. They may also be roaring, but it's because somebody stole their lunch.
Thomas Claburn
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9/22/2014 | 4:21:52 PM
Re: Sounds like CISCO and EMC want traditional transitions
I think Cisco could benefit from new leadership.
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9/22/2014 | 12:05:39 PM
Sounds like CISCO and EMC want traditional transitions
Given Chambers' and Tucci's statements, it sounds like those two are looking for the exits, but not so Ellison, Goodnight, Plattner, and Kurtzig, all of whom founded or co-founded their companies and have a lot invested, psychically and financially, in the futures of their firms. As the eldest of these elder statements, Duffield has curtailed his involvement, and Templeton, the youngest of the lot at 61, has years to go before retirement expectations will build.


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