Monday, June 1, 2009

EMC exercise their Machiavellian muscle.

In my recent post on EMC I talked about how data de-duplication strategies peculated throughout their presentations. Apparently that is not the only thing that was percolating.

Today EMC offered $30 per share for Data Domain stock, $5 above what was already considered to be an attractive offer from NetApp.

Having just spent three days listening to EMC eloquently construct a strategic wrapper around their already disparate de-duplication options this is a move that is difficult to appreciate other than accepting it as Mr. Tucci audaciously exercising a Machiavellian agenda.

Does EMC really want Data Domain or do they just want to force NetApp to pay a higher and even more exorbitant price?

As always EMC is an interesting company to watch.

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