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It's official: Dell going private in $24 billion deal

By Jos · 6 replies
Feb 5, 2013
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  1. Dell has officially confirmed what’s been rumored for the last few weeks by announcing plans to go off the publicly-traded stock market and into private hands. According to a press release issued moments ago, the transaction will be financed through...

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 871   +393

    I wonder if once everything gets turned around for them if they will go public again. I think it will happen that way.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,474   +3,028

    I only care how this is going to affect their release road-map. I am for one desperately anticipating the February-planned announcement of their new flagman monitor - DELL U3014. It is expected to be the best monitor on the market, according to all the incoming specs:

    LED, back-lit, 4 USB3-s hub, low-energy, better pivoting. Arrhhh... :)
  4. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Guru Posts: 441   +92

    Same here. I wonder if the price of the u2711 will drop.?
  5. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Posts: 4,512   +65

    Good for Dell.

    The only people who *should* matter are the customers -- millions of nameless, tenuously connected investors who suffer from a collective absence of tech industry expertise and imagination haven't been doing Dell any favors.

    I hope Dell can cut loose and cater to its customers again... let the customers decide if its ideas are failures or successes. At the very least Dell will be better able to sell off its extraneous properties and take more risks. Provided it makes sound decisions, I can only see good happening here.
  6. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,229   +1,424

    After reading the comments I don't think people realize DELL have been planning this for quite some time. They have been making moves in enterprise/industrial computing and infrastructure for years, and letting off the gas on commercial business.
    They are headed where the money is, large scale server and business solutions.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,474   +3,028

    Really? That would imply their prominent presence in the cloud sector these days, which is by far not the case, as far as I know ;) Any other large-scale server direction is becoming less relevant. Or, could this be one of the reasons for the sale? :)

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