Dell is on its way to becoming a private company, after a $24.4 billion buyout by company founder Michael Dell and partners, including $2 billion chipped in by Microsoft. In a post-PC world, where every manufacturer is trying its hardest to be and stay relevant — as a public company, Dell simply would not have the fiscal flexibility it needs to effectively compete. By going private, the company will be far more agile and be able to make long-term strategic decisions without worrying about its share price. Michael Dell is a very smart guy with a great team, so the right people are in place. Can Dell proper in a post-PC world? Sure they can — it’s just a matter of creating products that are so awesome that instead of an buying iPad or a Galaxy tablet customers will say, “Dude! You’re getting a Dell… tablet!”
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 6, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).