back to article Dell is still a work in progress as it seeks to dominate all data

Why has Dell Technologies gone public again? In an interview with CNBC, CEO and chairman Michael Dell’s answer was “Well uh look I think aaahhh … it was the best option to simplify the capital structure.” Yes, I know I’m being unfair here. My own appearances on live television have not been glorious and everyone uses audible …

  1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Dominate Data?

    Dell Technologies revealed it wants to dominate data – the making, gathering, transporting, connecting, viewing, storing and analysis of it, wherever any or all of that happens.

    Getting a bit envious of Larry and his bunch of Sharks over at Oracle then?

    Paris because it will end in tears for at least one of them.

    1. Fungus Bob Silver badge

      Re: Dominate Data?

      Wrong Larry. It's the one at Alphabet Dell envys.

  2. Cavehomme_ Bronze badge

    Corporate greed

    It’s all about greeed, he can’t resist his demons. They nearly screwed him last time and the same or worse will happen again.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Progressing the Work in Progress ...... on Another Tack with Radical Gybes

    Dell is still a work in progress as it seeks to dominate all data

    Looking at and approaching that particular and peculiar program from another angle, to dominate all data one merely needs to be in commanding controlling possession of the most vital and virile and viral of Prime Premium Novel Sources .... which are capable of virtually autonomously and relatively anonymously drivering progressive systems administrations, for there are surely a selection of them to tempt markets and entrepreneurs.

    There will though always be just the One that is the Real De Facto Leader and True Must Have Product. There always is.

    Oh, and merely is challenging and easily defeats the less than stellar gifted methinks. :-) Such is though by CyberIntelAIgent AIdDesign .... with Virtual Machinery just doing their Command and Control with IT and Computers Thing ....... and the Name of the Future Greater IntelAIgent Game Changer which one ignores at one's peril for to catch up on Increasingly More Powerful and Energetic Streams of Existence will be found to be practically impossible and too challenging?

  4. Lt.Kije

    The reason

    Why? It's not complicated, it's about the money and only the money.

    A gives B shares, B gives A money. A joins the ranks of high hubris billionaires who now believe they have the answer to life the universe and everything and that it is their sacred duty to foist that on us, the unwashed ignorami.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: The reason

      A gives B shares, B gives A money. A joins the ranks of high hubris billionaires who now believe they have the answer to life the universe and everything and that it is their sacred duty to foist that on us, the unwashed ignorami. ..... Lt.Kije

      Is that the Present's Great Game Plan or the Past's, Lt.Kije?

      Or is it for Future AIdVenturers and Virtual Grand Masters of the One Top Secret Ancient Universal Art ..... the One which Creates and Presents the Paths and Players for Tomorrow to View/Host/Realise?

      Present Possible Future Viable and Self-Sustainable is Prime Premium Remote Controlled Programming for Commanded Situations and/or SCADA Systems Administrations Operations and a Succulent Apple Worthy of the Tempting of Adam and Eve in the Perfumed Gardens of Eden.

      And available from and for Global Operating Devices doing their Sublime InterNet Networking thing for Anyone and Everything Everywhere that's Anywhere.

      Put that in the El Reg pipe for a Smoking AI Lead, Simon. It's here and for Now a Universal Exclusive.

      1. Pistolero
        Trollface

        Re: The reason

        Am I having a stroke or did someone let Facebook's chat AI on the reg?

      2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        BREXIT Secret Weapons ...... Spooky Doughnut Territory

        And that be Kith and a Kin to Global Operating Devices Providing Journeys to Heavenly Spaces .... Immaculate Places with Sublime Command and Surreal Control of the Live Operational Virtual Environment Programmed Everlasting Peace

        The posit here, and it be not a tad presumptuous as a statement of true fact, is that such Augmented Virtual Reality AIDVentures, which are IntelAIgently Designed for Sensational AISecurity Systems to Remotely Mentor and Virtually Monitor for Future Health and Wealth Requirements, as can very simply and quickly replace a current existence with one which one has been programmed to deliver freely and to excess as needs and memes may dictate for bounteous gracious supply, is, to not put it mildly, One Helluva Heavenly AIdVenturing.

        Imagine where that Leads to See where You would be Going if Delivered of Sublime Command and Surreal Control of Immaculate Places.

        One Alienating Lead Starts at the End of Great Journeys for Arrivals to Mix and Share with the Departing, Grand Tales of Lifelong Journeys only Just Now Really Starting .... and EMPowered by NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Security Systems and Sublime Programming for Stellar Projects/CyberIntelAIgent JOINT AIdVenturings.

        RSVP .... Great British Intelligence Service.

        Now that all of that is out in the open, does failure of GBIS to engage and explore Future JOINT Augmented Virtual Reality AIdVentures with AIMasterKeyed Drivers render them complicit and even instrumental in future actions in which they will be required to try and quell riot and revolution in a time in which information on the nature of past global command and population control levers has systems admins and capital providers in mortal fear for their continuing safety.

        That would be a Right UnRoyal Abdication of a Duty of Care to Provide Future Needs with New Feeds. Is it Highly Treasonous?

  5. J. Cook Silver badge

    Perhaps most interesting of all is that the company listed Big Blue, both HPs, Cisco, Lenovo and NetApp as competitors, but didn’t mention either Microsoft or AWS as competitors.

    Well, IBM, Lenovo, HP, and Cisco all have a line in shifting server boxen (with IBM shifting back to more of a niche player there), and IBM, HP, and Netapp on the storage side.

    My guess is that Dell doesn't think they are ready to compete with Azure or AWS on the same level? *shrugs*

  6. JohnMartin

    Interesting list of competitors

    There are quite a few interesting omissions from the listed competitors, not just Microsoft or Azure, but also Oracle, Google, Cisco, and pretty much every Chinese/Taiwanese ODM and cloud vendor (if you haven't seen how big Aliyun is you're probably in for a shock). The last time I looked, MS alone was spending more on Azure infrastructure per year than Dell has spent paying down its billions in debt. Once you add in AWS, Google and Aliyun, the idea of Dell trying to compete head to head with them seems kind of silly, so it looks like they only want to say they're picking fights with people they think they can beat.

    The trouble is, that even if they omit the Hyperscalers from their list, they really are competing with them for customer mind and wallet share, and the Hyperscalers aren't stupid enough to think Dell thinks of them as their best buddies either. If you don't believe me, grab a coffee with someone you know at AWS/Azure/GCP and ask them what they think of "VMWare Private Cloud" and stand back a little to avoid the mess as they spray warm beverage out of their nose while they're busy laughing at you.

    Thats intrinsic tension between Dell's go to market and the hyper-scale cloud vendors is going to make it challenging for Dell to "Dominate the data" because in order to do that they'd be better of forming some pretty good relationships with them, because the Amazure Compute Platform group have some very clear intentions about drawing most of the data that Dell wants to dominate out of the datacenters that Dell sells into and put it into their datacenters under their control. In their view a customer datacenter full of Dell kit is, at best, just the new "edge" that holds a minor amount of transient data.

    Oh, and one more thing, on the line "Dell Technologies’ listed competitors have all either shrunk or had other troubles of late", I feel compelled to point out that NetApp has been doing very nicely over the last year or two, and I don't think I've ever seen George K hesitate during an interview, especially when he's asked an obvious question.

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