Private Power: Michael Dell Talks Growth, Investments And The Future


Future Investments

"When you start a company, you have a sense of responsibility. As a private company, we can invest more with a longer-term horizon. A few weeks ago, we did yet another acquisition of a company called StatSoft in the predictive analytics area to help with the big data economy. In the last six or seven years, we've acquired about 40 companies. Those 40 companies themselves had acquired about 150 companies. So we've been really changing our business quite considerably in the direction of end-to-end solutions. And this is enabling our partners and our customers to solve the bigger problems and access what we see as a $3 trillion market space for IT. And we think that $3 trillion is going to grow to $4 trillion with the big data economy."