What the Dell, EMC merger really means – Computerworld

Despite its whopping price tag, the $67 billion Dell acquisition of EMC doesn’t radically reshape the technology market.

The acquisition, announced today, is not as disruptive to the tech market as, say, Oracle‘s purchase of Sun Microsystems, or Hewlett-Packard’s acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp., companies with competitive platforms and technologies.

Dell customers are already buying EMC products. While the two firms overlap in some storage product lines, Dell is already a major reseller of EMC products.

Here’s a look at the impact of the Dell and EMC merger on the storage market, its users, major vendors and the employees of the two firms.

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