…Dell EMC World 2017: Is it One Company or Two?

Dell EMC World 2017, or DEW — which I honestly hope does not catch on as the acronym/nickname — is just around the corner. To prepare, I wanted to pull together a short summary of my expectations for the event. With this event taking place only a few months after the 2016 event in Austin, it is difficult to have high expectations in terms of new technology or a new product introduction. But honestly, I have reached the point with Dell EMC that I expect new technologies to be there when the market needs them. If there isn’t a ton to announce this year due to the short time between this event and the last Dell EMC World, I expect there will be a larger announcement next year. That being said, Dell EMC could certainly surprise me. The combined firm has a wealth of smart engineering talent, so if any company could produce a few new offerings that quickly, it would be Dell EMC. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Dell EMC World – “And they’re off…..”

It’s less than two months since the deal went final and it’s obvious that Dell and EMC weren’t waiting for the official starting gun to actually….well, y’know, hold hands and all that. But now they are officially off and running and…..well, y’know, procreating and planning their lives together as a unit. There were a lot of smiling corporate faces in the Austin Convention Center last week – dare I say relaxed even, although I suspect that was more about relief than a sign of less stress or lower work levels (knowing both entities I also suspect that many employees of both organizations will find that statement rather droll!). It’s way too early to tell whether the completed “big stuff” (a high end vision and immediate compelling progeny) and the completed “small stuff” (business cards, emails and conference bridges in brand on Day 1) is testimony to a wondrous level of completed “middle-sized-stuff” transformation or actually is camouflage for a lot of “middle-sized-[most important]-stuff” left to do. Either way the curb-appeal of this new IT vendor mansion is hard-to-deny. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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