Discipline Is The Biggest Requirement
"The key around any integration is discipline and structure," said Read, formerly the CEO of AMD. "We've got the tool structure, having done a lot of integrations already. And we're working with our counterparts over at EMC." Read noted that EMC is in a 60-day "go shop" period in which it may entertain competing offers. But he said, "There's a lot of work we can do here to prepare for it."