There’s been much talk about Dell’s reported ambitions to take itself out of the publicly traded stock market, with the most recent rumors suggesting that Microsoft may be investing up to $3 billion to help the popular PC makers go private. These reports have the potential to frighten enterprise customers, since the natural reaction is to assume that Dell is in the midst of great financial struggles.
But while it does appear that the PC market is fading (largely due to the rise of tablets and smartphones), many of Dell’s partners suggest that going private may actually benefit the company when it comes to its cloud computing strategy.
TechnologyGuide sister site SearchCloudComputing talked to a few of these partners, who said that going private would enable Dell to shed the failing parts of its existing PC business and instead focus on more forward-looking initiatives. Those would include the cloud.