CRN Publishes Exclusive Michael Dell Interview: Becoming Public Again Means 'We're Investing for Growth'

WESTBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, December 17, 2018 – Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell says in an exclusive interview with CRN and CRNtv that he will continue to run the company he founded with an eye on the "medium and long term" when the company officially returns to the public market on December 28. The reports by CRN Senior Associate Editor Mark Haranas and CRNtv Reporter Diana Blass were published December 17 on

“We're operating with the same approach that we have been for the last five, six years,” said Dell in an exclusive question-and-answer session with, the No.1 source for IT channel news, analysis and insight, and CRNtv, the broadcast arm of CRN. “We've been very clear that we're focused on the medium and long term, and we're investing for growth. We think the demand is going to continue to be very strong in 2019.”

In the interview, Dell also addressed a wide range of issues from the greater-than-expected “revenue synergies” created by the landmark acquisition of EMC to Amazon Web Services' entry into the on-premises market with AWS Outposts to the impact of breakthrough 5G technology.

In a CRNtv report, which expands on the coverage, Dell reflected on his management style and the customer-focused culture that has helped make the company a success. “We think of ourselves as a company with big ears,” he said, noting “the customer is at the center of everything that we do.”

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