Dell News on Ulitzer
Dell this morning said it would buy Texas-based Perot Systems for $3.9
billion cash, a 68% premium.
The money for the $30-a-share tender offer will come out of Dell’s savings,
which this summer amounted to $11.7 billion.
IBM turned into a services company years ago; HP bought EDS for $13.9 billion
at less of a premium to compete so Dell is buying the smaller Perot to try to
run against the both of them. It called the acquisition “critical.”
The combination will turn Dell into a $16 billion concern with $8 billion
coming from services.
After Perot’s integration, Dell expects to make additional services-
related acquisitions but not to the exclusion of other, more purely IT
purchases, it said.
Perot did $2.8 billion in revenues last year, up from $2 billion in 2005.
This year is proving a struggle with sales down.
Perot is a relatively lean opera... (more)
After presenting to a partner of Kaazing last week I got asked what impact
the emerging WebSocket standard would have on the Web, assuming we continue
down the path that has already been laid out.
The impact could be the same, or even more profound, as when we were first
introduced to HTTP as a means to share static documents. The difference is
that this time the targeted market is already defined – it is called the
Web. I have over the past several years, half jokingly and half seriously,
compared the current static Web with a push to talk radio (aka Walkie Talkie)
and the new ... (more)
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As Cloud and SaaS applications become mission-critical to organizations, IT
managers are being asked to integrate these new applications with existing
on-premise applications and business processes. Successful cloud integration
projects require collaboration between both the IT managers and business
users to fully understand the business process requirements and technological
In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Rick Nucci, Founder and
CTO of Boomi, and Pradip Sitaram, senior vice president and CIO, Enterpri... (more)
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July 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter
By Greg Schulz
Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - July 2014
Welcome to the July 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter)
containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data
infrastructure topics. For some of you it is mid summer (e.g. in the northern
hemisphere) while for others it mid-winter (southern hemisphere). Here in the
Stillwater MN area it is mid-summer which means enjoying the warm outdoor
weather as well as getting ready for the busy late summer and early fall 2014
schedule of events including... (more)
Hugh MacLeod's "Gaping Void" Blog
In the last couple of months I've been getting increasingly aware of "Cloud
Thinking." It's seriously interesting to me. As far as I can tell, all three
of the big tech companies I know best, Microsoft, Sun and Dell, seem to be
betting a lot of their future on The Cloud. It was even just announced
recently that Dell was applying to trademark the term, "Cloud Computing".
Microsoft is now seriously planning for the post-Windows era, and you guessed
it, The Cloud features heavily.
About a year ago, I was at a geek breakfast in London with Steve Clayto... (more)