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Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know
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User Rank: Apprentice
10/13/2015 | 5:31:20 PM
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.
User Rank: Guru
10/16/2015 | 5:40:06 PM
Re: Pending Review
This may turn out to be another HP-Digital disaster. Did you note what the interest costs are going to be per year? And thats before the rates go up. Getting huge-r isn't always the answer.
User Rank: Ninja
10/23/2015 | 9:55:59 AM
Working out company culture
If Dell and EMC can get together on the culture thing, they may have a shot. I've heard way too many horror stories about recently bought companies with managers that can no longer make their own decisions and instead have to go through an office located in another city for simple decisions better delegated to local offices like vacation requests, office supply procurement, and so on. When a manager can't manage, the people under them get disgruntled and either their productivity goes down or they jump ship for saner waters. If they can get past the madness reorganizing and putting new roles in place, maybe they will be come a force to be reckoned with.

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