Ultimately, CIOs are cautiously optimistic about the merger, says Forrester Research analyst Glenn O'Donnell. Customers fear uncertainty above all else and EMC customers in particular are happy that EMC isn't being broken up. "Dell is a soft landing place for EMC," he says. "It’s a well-run company with good products."
Told of this perspective, Purdue’s McCartney offered, "Cautiously optimistic is about the safest place to be.”
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