Michael Dell on closing EMC deal: ‘We can think in decades’
@MichaelDell, CEO of #DellTechnologies and its now $74 billion in sales, said his company will enable customers to innovate, think big, utilize new technologies such as artificial intelligence and sit in the middle of digital transformation. #Dell closed its #EMC acquisition and unveiled Dell Technologies, a family of businesses designed to cater to multiple levels of IT spending. The enterprise-focused unit will be known as Dell EMC and occupy nearly every corner of the data center. The rest of the Dell Technologies–#Pivotal, #RSA, #SecureWorks, #Virtustream and #VMware–will retain independent identities. The CEO said the combination of Dell and EMC will be an industry changing event. Sure Hewlett-Packard split up into #HP Inc. and #HPE, but for Dell scale will matter.
“We don’t have to cater to short term thinking. We can think in decades. We will be the trusted provider for infrastructure for the next industrial revolution,” said Michael Dell, speaking on a kickoff conference call for the company. Dell later noted on the call that his company has been liberated by not having to deal with 90-day calendars. “A big focus for us will be on remaining nimble as we continue to grow and serve our customers,” he added.
The footprint for the combined company is sprawling. Consider:
Total revenue across all units is $74 billion.140,000 employees.Presence in 180 countries.25 manufacturing locations.40,000 sales people.30,000 customer service and support people.More than 20,000 patents and patent applications.$12.7 billion in invested in R&D over the last three years.
Dell Technologies’ core businesses will include client, infrastructure and services. There will be go-to-market strategies for enterprise, commercial and consumer and small business.