By Ed Nair
The largest merger in the tech industry is now officially done. Dell Technologies, the combined entity of Dell and EMC, becomes the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company. The merger blends Dell’s go-to-market strength with small business and mid-market customers and EMC’s strength with large enterprises, the company said.
Announcing the completion of the merger, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies remarked, “We are at the dawn of the next industrial revolution. Our world is becoming more intelligent and more connected by the minute, and ultimately will become intertwined with a vast Internet of Things, paving the way for our customers to do incredible things. This is why we created Dell Technologies. We have the products, services, talent and global scale to be a catalyst for change and guide customers, large and small, on their digital journey.”
Michael added that the unique corporate structure enables the company to have the flexibility to innovate like a startup and invest in R&D for the long term while offering the trust, service and global scale of a large enterprise.” Dell was previously a listed company and it went private in 2013.
The Dell Technologies family of businesses comprises Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. Dell Technologies would be organized along three business groups: Dell- the Client Solutions Group that deals with PC and client devices business; Dell EMC- Infrastructure solutions Group that represents the combined enterprise portfolio of erstwhile Dell, EMC, Boomi, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and supported by Dell EMC Services; and VMWare which will be a standalone business unit. New Dell Technologies and Dell EMC branding were also launched today.
Key members of the new leadership team under Michael Dell include:
- Jeff Clarke, Vice-Chairman, Operations & President, Client Solutions, Dell
- Mike Cote, President and CEO, SecureWorks
- Howard Elias, President, Dell EMC Services and IT
- Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
- David Goulden, President, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell EMC
- Rob Mee, CEO, Pivotal
- Bill Scannell, President, Enterprise Sales, Dell EMC
- Tom Sweet, Chief Financial Officer, Dell