Firstly, let me apologise for the delay in this post coming out. Secondly, many people may have already seen this at the end of last week with regards to Dell having some secretive talks about their future.
As you will all be aware, Michael Dell went through a phase a buying back shares to become a privately owned company, and then went off and bought EMC. That has meant that Dell now has a lot of debt (approx. $46bn) and the rumour is that they are now looking to take Dell public again, which may help to clear a significant amount of that debt in one go.
The other rumour linked with the possibility of a Dell IPO is the fact that Dell are also considering purchasing the remainder of VMware outright and a public share sale of Dell’s Pivotal Software cloud computing venture.
We’ll have to wait and see what the final results of these meetings are – but there could be significant changes ahead.
In previous years, I have had periods throughout the year where I have been unable to post an entry to my blog. During 2018, my aim is to post a blog entry each week of the year. I’m hoping that the blog entries will all be useful bits of information or items that I’ve been working on recently but if the standard of the entries drops, I apologise now, as this could have been a busy week and I wasn’t able to put in as much time as I would have liked into the post