Posts Tagged ‘Dell’
Eponymous vendor chief invests multi-million pound sum in VMS specialist
Michael Schelbert to lead sales across western states
Dell founder discusses life post privatization and what the company means to him
The $2.3 billion deal for IBM to sell its x86 server unit to Lenovo continues to slog through U.S. regulatory reviews, as government officials are concern about national security implications. The key to getting the deal done will likely come down to maintenance arrangements.
The Surface 3 tablet-laptop hybrid went on sale over the weekend, marking Microsoft’s official entry into competitor status with its OEM and reseller partners. And the competition levels are only going to get more intense.
Dell, too, is looking to capitalize on IBM’s sale of its entry-level server business to Lenovo by wooing disaffected Big Blue partners. As channel chief Cheryl Cook sees it, Dell is in a much better position to capitalize than rival Hewlett-Packard.
Microsoft is doing a full-court press to get pre-orders of its new Surface Pro 3 tablet, but the device is still unavailable to most of the channel. Perhaps solution providers should take Microsoft’s advice and sell other vendors’ tablets and convertible computers.
New server market share numbers show Hewlett-Packard remains in the front position, and will likely stay there after the transition of IBM’s x86 server unit to Lenovo. However, HP’s security at the top will be challenged by upstarts.