Channel Beat: Dell Delays Buyout Shareholder Vote (Video)


This week's episode of CRN TV's Channel Beat looks at the shareholder vote delay for Dell's leveraged buyout plan, plus another executive departure for VMware and the latest on Microsoft's Surface.

This week's episode of CRN TV's Channel Beat, which recaps the top stories and trends in the channel each week, looks at the latest news with Dell's plan to go private, which hit a snag this week when the company postponed its important shareholder vote, originally scheduled for July 18, to July 24. The delay is a potentially bad sign for Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, as Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management claimed the move was designed to rally more shareholder support for Dell's private plan (Icahn opposes the move and has presented his own plan for Dell). This week's recap also looks at another executive departure for VMware plus the latest news on Microsoft's channel strategy for Surface.