Dell Inc. NASDAQ: DELL This year, Dell introduced Cloud Client Computing for Retail. The solution allows retailers to simplify store system hardware by hosting and managing complex point-of-sale and inventory systems centrally in the store or in the cloud. Dell can handle every aspect of the transition, eliminating the time-consuming and costly process of piecing together products and services from various vendors, as many retailers do currently. Dell +5.60% climbed 5.6% to close at $13.68 a share after the company agreed to a new buyout offer from Chief Executive Michael Dell and Silver Lake. Under terms of the new deal, Michael Dell and Silver Lake will pay $13.75 a share for Dell, pay a special dividend of 13 cents a share by the time the deal closes, and guarantee the company’s third-quarter dividend payment of 8 cents a share. A special shareholder meeting on Michael Dell’s offer to take Dell private that had been scheduled for Friday has been postponed until Sept. 12.
“Until now, most retailers have had to cobble together products and services from multiple vendors in order to address cloud solutions and virtualization in their store environment,” said Mike Adams, retail industry practice lead at Dell. “As a result of our recent acquisitions that include Wyse, SonicWALL and Quest, Dell is able to provide an end-to-end solution that has been tested and optimized for retail’s unique environment. Cloud Client Computing for Retail delivers a reliable, cost-effective, end-to-end solution that can allow access to any application from any device.”
The cloud has been accepted as mainstream last year, with record highs of strong growth rates. Customer satisfaction in reliability is highly important if unreliability negatively affects the consumer. Cloud challenges are getting better. Today its also a benefit to know that the cloud challenges are more transparent in the industry and maturing. Challenges can arise from the newer technology companies, which have abilities to outpace traditional enterprise models.. Forrester's 2013 expectations predict a strong rebound in the worldwide technology market with enterprise organizations.
For investors, Michael Dell’s outlook shows that the IT trends are now pointing in an aggressive growth direction. The future is tablets and cloud. Gartner states 4.4 Million IT Jobs Will Globally Support Big Data By 2015. By 2016, half of all non-PC devices will be purchased by employees. Dell wants to invest in PCs and tablets to compete with rivals. Investors should pay attention to what is happening now, how the PC and Tablet market is behaving.
The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP +0.38% closed with a gain of almost 14 points at 3,689. Earlier in the day the latest data from the Labor Department weighed on the market as the unemployment rate dropped to a four-year-low in July, but fewer jobs were created in the month than had been expected.