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Will Dell’s acquisition of EMC impact your business? Don’t wait to find out


by guest blogger, Lainie Guthrie, Manager/PMO, Global Strategic Growth Programs, HPE

Stories and updates about the pending Dell-EMC merger are all over the news, but perhaps not for the reasons Dell and EMC would like.  According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s “wreaking havoc on the EMC federation’s reputed crown jewel”—VMware–with shares falling more than 40 percent since the acquisition by Dell was announced last year.

If you’re a Dell or EMC customer, it’s difficult to say what impact the merger will have on your business. But, as laura.pngwith any large merger, it will surely have an impact on Dell and EMC product roadmaps, strategic partnerships, and channel delivery. If you view technology as a critical enabler for your business, you need to take a good hard look at where you are today, where you want to be, and who you can trust to get you there.

Competitive differentiation requires business transformation

In an idea economy, anyone has the power to disrupt an industry. After all, who ever heard of Travis Kalanick and Garett Camp before they burst on the scene in 2011, launching Uber in San Francisco and adding a new city every month before expanding internationally? By late 2015, Uber was in over 80 cities and estimated to be worth $62.5 billion according to Bloomberg Business. In September 2015, Uber was named the 48th most powerful company in the U.S. by Yahoo! Finance

Your company’s ability to become the next Uber of your industry depends on two things:

  • How fast you can transform your business to build competitive differentiation based on technology
  • The partner you choose for your journey

Make the Smart Choice

Businesses need to transform their existing systems and platforms to meet the new realities of an idea economy. That’s why Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the market leader in guiding organizations through change to become agile leaders. How? By focusing on four strategic areas of transformation.

  • Transform to a hybrid infrastructure: Is your infrastructure holding you back? The pace at which you can deliver new apps and services is critical to gaining a competitive advantage. HPE can help you define, power, and optimize the right mix of hybrid infrastructure you need to accelerate the delivery of apps and services and create competitive differentiation.
  • Protect your digital enterprise: Breaches will occur. It’s not a matter of “if” ¾ it’s a matter of “when.” HPE can help you secure your digital interactions, detect and manage inevitable breaches, and safeguard business continuity and regulatory compliance.
  • Empower the data-driven organization: Real-time intelligence identifies opportunities and drives growth. HPE can help you merge traditional Business Intelligence with Big Data analytics to increase customer engagement and satisfaction and boost your competitive advantage.
  • Enable workplace productivity: Technology offers innovation to redefine the workplace and contribute to the idea economy. HPE can help you rethink the workplace to empower your employees, create a differentiated experience, and reduce costs.

To find out more about how HPE can help transform your business to thrive in times of uncertainty, talk to your HPE Account Rep or HPE Channel Partner today. Learn more at


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