Dell + EMC: The implications

As part of the largest tech deal in history, Dell recently acquired EMC for $67 billion.  According to a Dell spokesperson, this tech conglomerate is now “exceptionally well positioned for growth in the most strategic areas of next generation IT including digital transformation, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, mobile and security.”

As a result of this deal, Dell stands to benefit from a number of synergies with EMC.  The increased cloud capabilities and management software offerings are significant for Dell.  Thanks to VMWare, EMC has become an increasingly important player in the cloud and big data industry, and now Dell is strategically positioned to begin offering clients these additional product and service offerings.  And from a security perspective, Dell now has a clear competitive advantage, with Secure Works, Sonic Wall, AppAssure and EMC’s RSA under one roof.  With hacking and other security breaches on the rise across all industries, this can only benefit Dell in the long term.

Additionally, with the acquisition of EMC, Dell becomes the largest IT vendor with a product line that includes PCs, data centers and virtually everything in between.  This is good news for vendors and enterprises who are purchasing components for a full range of products.  These customers will now have the ability to use Dell as their “one stop shop”, meaning they can negotiate better prices and terms on bulk purchases from the Dell family of products.  In reality, Dell’s acquisition of EMC has far reaching implications across cloud services, virtualization, security and system management and has the potential to create a seismic shift in the vendor landscape and today’s enterprise IT marketplace.

Overall, this deal has the potential to give consumers more options when it comes to IT solutions, and that is rarely something to complain about.  At ATB we’re excited to see what the future holds!