Play The Guessing Game: Will EMC Be Acquired, Merge, Or Go It Alone?
Joseph F. Kovar
Under Pressure: EMC Considers The Alternatives
Investor pressure has recently pushed EMC to explore a couple of alternatives, including selling its 80 percent stake in VMware, or either merging with or selling itself to a major systems vendor, with our without its VMware stake. So far, EMC has resisted the pressure despite entering into active negotiations with Hewlett-Packard and Dell, and perhaps others, according to reports.
What's behind this move to change EMC? Will EMC give in or remain the independent company it now is? What would be the impact to the industry and the channel under various scenarios should EMC give into investor moves?
CRN has been actively digging deep on these and related questions. Explore the possibilities of what could either be an IT industry game-changer or just another footnote in the history of IT.