IT News Thread, Dell Bought Out in Other News; Micheal Dell to buyout the firm along with SliverLake Management firm.
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5th February 2013, 03:30 PM #1
Dell Bought Out
Micheal Dell to buyout the firm along with SliverLake Management firm.
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5th February 2013, 03:32 PM #2
5th February 2013, 03:33 PM #3
Where are you seeing that? Are Microsoft involved, as rumoured? EDIT: nvm, @elsiegee40's post appeared after I clicked Reply, and yes they are.
5th February 2013, 03:37 PM #4
Yup microsoft are involved I wonder if that will be the end of Dell systems with ESXI embedded?
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
5th February 2013, 03:43 PM #5
A sad day if microsoft are involved. Following a similar pattern to their facebook investment.
Not looking forward to the BING default search page haha
5th February 2013, 03:46 PM #6
At least it may force them to build a few more quality products, I still get shakey thinking about Dell build 'quality'
5th February 2013, 03:48 PM #7
Erm, M$ are paying $2bn out of $24bn, that's about 8% of the business. Would that give them enough clout? I doubt they'd have any say on the board and it's just a investment opportunity for them. How much do they own in Apple? or have they sold it all now?
5th February 2013, 03:49 PM #8
It could well be, but they may well see an opportunity there? Maybe the next Surface will be made be dell who know.s
Originally Posted by tmcd35
5th February 2013, 03:51 PM #9
It does give them better access to hardware supply chains so it may work out for them in that way.
Originally Posted by glennda
5th February 2013, 04:17 PM #10
They did the same thing with Facebook, bought 10% stake and it guarantees them to use Microsoft services in the future.
5th February 2013, 08:29 PM #11
The money from Microsoft is in the form of a loan. Dell should be able to pay it back in no time. What's wrong with that?
Originally Posted by zag
More importantly Dell are no longer beholden to shareholders (unlike HP and its incompetent management).
When Dell bought Wyse, they didn't stop supporting VMware View, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop & Microsoft RDS.
Originally Posted by glennda
Last edited by Arthur; 5th February 2013 at 08:37 PM.
5th February 2013, 09:01 PM #12
well all i can say is i hope they stop buying up companies and ruining them! their recent aquisition of quest and made them a nightmare to deal with
6th February 2013, 09:44 AM #13
Microsoft is trying to keep their strangle of the ecosystem.
No doubt we will be soon seeing Dell bring out all these wacky windows 8 frankenmachines that will miserably fail Oh I think they already did that!
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