Dell Employees: Uncertainty
Given Dell's goal of refocusing the company from its commodity hardware roots to enterprise solutions, the biggest group of Dell employees to be impacted will be in its PC business. While some of those employees could transfer to work on new mobile devices to replace the PCs that customers are less likely to purchase in the future, there is a good chance that there will be no room for many of them in the new Dell.
Other Dell personnel could feel the pain of the restructure. Dell has made many acquisitions over the past few years including three storage vendors, a few security companies, several small developers of point technologies in storage and automation, and, in its biggest deal, Quest Software.
With the doors closed to Wall Street scrutiny, Dell can be expected to look at how to better consolidate and integrate those different businesses and their people.