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Dell Computer Corp.

 


Dell wants to get out of the box and into services

Dell Federal wants to bring a new focus to the government market that doesn't rely on a product-first strategy. What three things are they doing?

And the winner, finally, is … HP

After a seesaw battle of competing bids, Hewlett-Packard Co. outbid Dell Corp. for 3PAR Inc. They have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase 3PAR, a leading global provider of utility storage, through a cash tender offer of $33 per share in cash, or an enterprise value of $2.35 billion.

M&A activities slowed by pickier buyers

Experts say M&A activity is continuing throughout the recession, but having fewer dollars to spend makes buyers more particular and focused.

HP again outbids Dell in battle for 3Par

After Dell on Thursday increased its offer to $27 a share, Hewlett-Packard Co. has again upped the ante, agreeing to pay $30 a share, or $2 billion, for the Freemont, Calif., company.

Dell tops HP bid for 3Par as bidding war escalates

Dell announced today that it has raised its bid to buy 3Par to $24.30 a share, or slightly more than the $1.6 billion that Hewlett-Packard Co. offered earlier this week to counter Dell’s initial offer of $18 a share, or $1.2 billion.

HP challenges Dell bid for data center products maker

On Aug. 16, Dell announced an agreement to acquire 3PAR Inc. in a $1.15 billion deal. A week later, HP says it has submitted a proposal to buy 3PAR for $1.6 billion.

Dell Federal creates chief operations leader position

Richard Pineda has been named chief operations leader of Dell Services Federal Government Division effective immediately. He will report to Lee Carrick, vice president of Dell Services Federal Government.

Dell servers will power NASA’s climate change investigations

Dell Computer Corp. has entered into a $5.1 million contract to provide new servers to NASA so the agency can conduct simulation modeling and data analysis to explore, understand and predict climate change.

Dell expands portfolio with purchase of software company

Dell Computer Co. has signed an agreement to acquire Scalent, a private manufacturer of software that manages data center servers and infrastructure. Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

Dell faces accusations of knowingly selling faulty PCs

Lawsuit by an unhappy customer reveals signs of decline at the computer maker.

Dell doubles down on data centers, services

Dell plans to double the size of its $16 billion data center and technology services business and move away from being a PC supplier.

Dell's new health practice will administer to states

Dell Services has launched a new practice area to help states address the federal regulatory requirements of health care reform.