Description: Computer maker Dell is buying in big to the data storage business with a $67 billion takeover of EMC Corp. With the computer market stagnating, this move is seen as one which opens doors for Dell to participate in the expanding market for cloud services. The market’s initial reaction has been lukewarm to this huge tech deal.
Date: October 12, 2015
1) Dell is a private company while EMC is publicly traded. What might be some of the accounting issues that emerge from this acquisition involving a private and a publicly traded company?
2) What type of growth do you anticipate with cloud computing? What cloud services are you currently using?
3) What is your opinion of this EMC acquisition as a strategic move by Dell?