Mergers and Acquisitions

Dell-EMC Merger: Michael Dell, Joe Tucci Video Interview

Dell and EMC are striving to complete a $67 billion merger that will create Dell Technologies. Toward that end, Michael Dell and EMC CEO Joe Tucci sat down to discuss what the combined company will look like -- and the implications for channel partners.

During EMC World 2016, ChannelE2E kicked off the conversation with a question about partner ecosystem synergies. Then, the rest of the room jumped in with questions. Here's a sampling of the conversation...

1. Michael Dell, Joe Tucci on Channel Partners

Here, the duo describes how Dell Technologies will work with channel partners.

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2. Channel Partners, Part II

Will Dell Technologies pursue new partners or double down on existing partners? Michael Dell provides answers.

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3. Innovate vs. Job Loss: Who's Responsible?

Do Dell, EMC and other technology companies have a responsibility to train a new generation of IT experts -- even as they disrupt and displace some IT sectors? Here's how Tucci and Dell reply.

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4. Dell Technologies Long-Term M&A Strategy

Will the new company, Dell Technologies, continue to acquired businesses? And if so, will the companies be assimilated into the Dell -- or managed from a distance? Here are the answers.

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5. Potential Product Overlap

Michael Dell describes potential overlap in the storage market. But even there he insists the overlap is minimal. Here's why.

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6. Networking Strategy

How Dell Technologies will tackle software-defined networking (SDN) and VMware NSX even as the EMC partnership with Cisco continues.

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7. Big But Nimble

Some pundits asked if Dell could truly remain nimble even as it acquires another big company. Plus, how Dell Technologies will measure the deal's success (or failure).

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8. Big Data, Pivotal & More

How Dell plans to capitalize on Pivotal's fast growth rate without messing up the business.

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For more coverage of EMC World 2016, visit here.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.