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Monday, September 21, 2009

Holy Crap! Dell buys Perot Systems - Getting Serious About MSP

Perot Systems was the business Ross Perot created years after selling EDS to GM. It is EDS-like - providing IT services to corporate clients.

Right or wrong, I have always viewed Dell as a "second tier" PC provider. I remember when it was Dell and Gateway, slugging in out for all that "mail order" business, while I sold IBM PS/2's and Compaq DeskPro's.

Dell never made anything, they simply aggregated off-shore parts into a box.

Times have changed. Well, I guess the times change a while back...

"We consider Perot Systems to be a premium asset with great people that enhances our opportunities for immediate and long-term growth," Michael Dell, CEO of Dell, said in a statement. "This significantly expands Dell's enterprise-solutions capabilities and makes Perot Systems' strengths available to even more customers around the world. There will be efficiencies from combining the companies, but the acquisition makes such great sense because of the obvious ways our businesses complement each other."

One article here.

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