Michael Dell plots his return to the public market

THERE ARE two ways to make money selling technology, goes an old industry saying: unbundling and bundling. Thanks to the spectacular rise in recent years of cloud-computing services from Amazon and Microsoft, many firms have shifted chunks of software, data and applications previously stored on in-house servers to the new “public cloud” infrastructure. Customers can now access a dizzying array of software and hardware offered as unbundled, cloud-based services.

Dizzying—but also bewildering. The typical chief technology officer (CTO) of a big firm, under pressure to take advantage of every computing advance from data-analytics to artificial intelligence to the internet of things (IoT), is faced with a mish-mash of information-technology options. The next big opportunity should therefore lie in simplifying this balkanised mess.

That insight lies at the heart of Michael Dell’s vision for the future of Dell...

via Business Feeds

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