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Why Michael Dell Made His Bold Move

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

Dell's decision to go private (and Microsoft's $2B investment) are big news
in the tech world today, but there's precious little in the way of hard
evidence for why Michael Dell decided to buy back the company he founded as
a college student back in 1984. The Microsoft angle has gotten a lot of
press, but it's not the primary driver of the deal.

Michael Dell clearly has some ideas about how he wants to refocus the
company; Dell signed off on $5B in acquisitions in the past 12 months, and
$13B in the past few years. All the major acquisitions have been enterprise
companies; he's clearly preparing the company to take on HP and IBM in
lucrative segments of their own markets.

While it may not have the same requirements to shareholders now, Dell still
needs to explain how it plans to reinvigorate its brands, leverage its new
partnership with Microsoft, and invest in businesses...

Why Michael Dell Made His Bold Move: Public or Private, Dell Needs to
Communicate a Strategy:

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Dave Altavilla
Editor in Chief ( -at -) HotHardware.com

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