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CIOs eye Dell-EMC merger with cautious optimism

Clint Boulton | Oct. 15, 2015
CIOs have mixed views of the blockbuster merger between Dell and EMC, two incumbent vendors struggling to boost market share in a world that is increasingly moving toward cloud services and mobile devices.

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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