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Monday, September 21, 2009
Dell To Buy Perot Systems : Too Little Too Late!
Dell plans to acquire Perot systems. The momentum picks up! Dell expects this deal to position itself as a more formidable player parading both its hardware and services expertise given the fast changing nature of the business and the faster adoption of cloud computing. Dell was as always seen as a laggard when it to comes to services and given that its principal competitors – HP & IBM are now very big in services, Dell had to anyway bite the bullet of acquiring some big service player. Perot’s strengths are mostly in Banking, Financial Services, Healthcare & Government and would to a limited extent help Dell directly with its footprint. The capabilities of Perot system may be more useful to Dell compared to its current customer base. Perot systems customers would have to factor in the new reality of Perot systems ownership changing to Dell, though the existing CEO would continue to run the business. Two things struck me:
Update : See Phil's and Vinnie's perspective as well.
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