back to article Dell/EMC year one has exceeded Michael Dell's expectations

Michael Dell has declared himself better-than-satisfied with the performance of Dell Technologies, a week out from the first anniversary of the acquisition of EMC. That deal closed on September 7th, 2016 and Dell, the man, says that in the almost-a-year since “the biggest surprise is that we have had no surprises.” “We …

  1. Anonymous Blowhard

    His own belief is that “humans and machines will be the winning combination.”

    So probably a fan of Iain M. Banks and Neal Asher then...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That is normal

    It is quite usual for a box shifter who has acquired a high tech venture to post initially good results.

    Step 1. Box shifting is applied to high tech, building the product is streamlined, better margin, things happen.

    Step 2. The box shifting margins starve the high tech portion of the necessary investment. The "inefficiencies" which allowed for competing engineering lines of inquiry into future products are eliminated resulting in a moribund linear roadmap which fails to track industry developments.

    Step 3. The high tech portion is dead and the box shifter is looking for new acquisitions. Dell has done it again and again and again. Force10 anyone?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Did anyone expect Michael Dell to say anything else?

  4. Ian Joyner Bronze badge

    The wrong focus

    From what is said here, it seems Dell still thinks computing is about electronics and hardware. It is not - it is about ideas.

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