Three Resolutions for our Customers and Partners

Michael Dell and Joe Tucci shake hands

Sixty days ago we announced a landmark transaction to combine Dell and EMC to create an enterprise technology powerhouse with the values of a startup: innovative, nimble, and customer-centric.

As we move forward, you are our only focus, inspiration and measure of success. The combination of Dell and EMC will position us to create more customer and partner value than any technology solutions provider in the industry. We’ll be best positioned to maximize legacy investments with leadership in storage, servers, virtualization and PCs. And best positioned to build a bridge to the future through leading innovation in digital transformation, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, mobile and security.  In fact, as a combined company, Dell and EMC will have leadership positions in 22 Gartner Magic Quadrants.

This is our time to accelerate the development of groundbreaking new technologies that will support you in a connected world that is ripe with opportunity and disruption. We believe that a strategically-aligned family of businesses will be the best structure to remain nimble, innovative, and maintain the independent partner ecosystems of Dell, EMC, VMware, VCE, Virtustream, RSA, Pivotal and the balance of the Dell and EMC companies.  

As we think about the coming New Year, we are making three resolutions today:

  • To make you, our customers and partners, the core of everything we do. Everything we do is designed for your success. With the combination of Dell and EMC, we will continue to advocate for choice and long-term investment value, working with open, flexible, scalable design just as we have since Dell began 31 years ago.
  • To accelerate innovation. Combining Dell and EMC means uniting some of the best minds in the industry and pushing ourselves to develop stronger, more powerful, more innovative solutions for your business. We will implement an innovation strategy for each business that will allow it to reach its full potential. Together, Dell and EMC will place a premium on innovation and R&D, and world-class partnerships to help you achieve your dreams.
  • To create a future where we can do incredible things. Our future will build on the foundation of EMC’s deep relationships with large enterprises across the Fortune 1000 combined with Dell’s strength in the midmarket and small business sector. Today, Dell is the only provider of end-to-end IT solutions and is gaining share across core sectors outpacing the market, and financially strong. This trajectory will continue with the integration of EMC’s assets. In the future, our technology will create jobs, hope and opportunities on a global scale. The possibilities are limitless.

We want you to be as excited as we are by the possibilities of a combined Dell and EMC. This is literally – and figuratively – a big deal, and the quintessential example of how Dell is investing in you, our customers, for the long-term.  Together we are focused squarely on the future and helping you realize the enormous opportunities that lie ahead. Our vision is shared, our portfolios complementary and our talent unlimited. 

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About the Author: Michael Dell

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information. With revenues of $91B and 157,000 team members, Dell Technologies is one of the world’s largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers. The company's unique structure allows innovative, fast-moving startups to co-exist with, and leverage, the global reach and trusted reputation of the large enterprise. Michael’s story started when he founded Dell Technologies with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. Known and admired for his astute business vision and bold moves, Michael took Dell Technologies private in 2013, setting the stage to architect the largest technology deal in history with the combination of Dell, EMC and VMware in 2016 and the subsequent relisting of Dell Technologies on the public markets in 2018. In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, a private investment firm that exclusively manages the capital for the Dell family. And in 1999, he and his wife, Susan Dell, established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to accelerate opportunity for children growing up in urban poverty in the U.S., India and South Africa. Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the advisory board of Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China and on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. He is a board member of Catalyst and also served as the United Nations Foundation's first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.