Dell to Buy EMC in Largest Tech Deal Ever
“The merger/acquisition of EMC by Dell makes a lot of strategic sense for Dell. EMC, thanks to VMWare, has positioned itself as a player in the growing cloud and big data industry, handling terabytes of clients’ data via product and service offerings,” Aija Leipon, associate professor at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, said in an email.
“An acquisition of the EMC storage business would immediately make Dell the market share leader in storage and help the company diversify away from the PC market,” Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst Jayson Noland said in a research report last week.
Forrester Research analyst Glenn O’Donnell says the combined company represents a serious competitive threat to Hewlett-Packard.