Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 6, 2013

Dell is on its way to becoming a private company, after a $24.4 billion buyout by company founder Michael Dell and partners, including $2 billion chipped in by Microsoft. In a post-PC world, where every manufacturer is trying its hardest to be and stay relevant — as a public company, Dell simply would not have the fiscal flexibility it needs to effectively compete.  By going private, the company will be far more agile and be able to make long-term strategic decisions without worrying about its share price. Michael Dell is a very smart guy with a great team, so the right people are in place. Can Dell proper in a post-PC world?  Sure they can — it’s just a matter of creating products that are so awesome that instead of an buying iPad or a Galaxy tablet customers will say, “Dude! You’re getting a Dell… tablet!”

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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