'We'll Still Operate Somewhat Separately'
"The other thing that we’re doing as a team in working with Michael [Dell] and the leadership team is actually defining that new company for a new era, that essential infrastructure company, the desired company we want to be which, by the way, is not going to happen on day one," Elias said. "You know, we’ll still operate somewhat separately in certain parts of the business just due to systems, due to customer relationships. We’re going to want to protect that revenue, protect those relationships. There are still things we can do to operate as one; have vision and strategy, make sure the governance is clear, more cooperation across the strategically aligned businesses. And then job one is to protect the revenue and profit pools we have today, that is the most critical thing coming out of the chute. Let’s just make sure we’re focused on our customers and our partners, and to do that we have to have excited and motivated employees; so that employee experience, we’re going to make it as good as we can on day one."