The competition has been aggressive during this period of uncertainty, but we are, as we have always been, determined to prove to you why Dell is the best solutions provider to meet your needs.
Michael Dell, in an open letter to Dell’s “customers and partners” about his ongoing efforts to take the struggling company private.
Just how bad is the PC industry right now? Focus on the “solutions provider” part. IBM doesn’t get nearly enough credit for being way ahead on this move.
They’re feeling confident. … There’s going to be a few years of pain for the rest of the industry, and Dell is going to provide it.
Patrick Moorhead, head of Moor Insights and Strategy, who attended a recent gathering of analysts to hear the new vision for the (presumably) soon-to-be-private Dell.
Dell is going back on the offensive. And if I were a PC or server-maker, these statements would scare the shit out of me.
The company faces an extended period of uncertainty and transition that will not be good for its customers.
HP Chief Meg Whitman in a statement about the Dell buyout deal.
Ms. Whitman told a meeting of Wall Street analysts that they should expect sharply lower revenue and profits. She also told them not to expect the company to fully right itself before 2016. “We have much more work to do,” she said.
In other words, the company faces an extended period of uncertainty and transition that will not be good for its customers.
I am also glad that Microsoft is part of the transaction, further building on a nearly 30-year relationship.
Michael Dell, in a memo to his team about the buyout deal.
So he is “particularly pleased” with Silver Lake’s involvement, but only “glad” about Microsoft’s role. Maybe that’s reading too much into nothing, but…
I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.