Dell and EMC – The Value of Human Assets in M&A
Like other major events, Dell’s stated plan to buy EMC for $67B has fallen off the front pages since it was announced on October 12. That’s perfectly natural from a news cycle perspective, since media organizations thrive on dishing up fresh material and opinions.
So unless something new or newsworthy arises, the 12-18 months of hard, practical work required to bring the Dell/EMC deal to closure will mostly occur offstage. But for those who watch IT more closely and carefully, what may appear to be unrelated events occurring during that long process can offer continuing food for thought on what will likely become the IT industry’s largest-ever merger and acquisition (M&A) effort.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.