Michael Dell On 2021 Outlook, VMware And Message To Partners
Dell Technologies founder, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell is bullish about his $92 billion company’s future heading into 2021 alongside Dell’s innovation road map around six major technology drivers that he said will fuel sales next year.
“What we’re seeing broadly is organizations are looking at their capabilities and infrastructure and realizing that the digital future that they might have imagined three or five years from now is actually here today,” said Dell in an interview with CRN. “There’s an acceleration going on. A lot of people are calling it ‘The Great Acceleration.’”
The legendary IT leader who founded Dell in 1984 in his college dorm room said 2021 will be a “rebound” year for some technology investments as organizations around the globe rethink their IT strategies.
“Many businesses have realized that technology was the only thing that allowed them to keep up and running,” said Dell. “What you’re also seeing in this economy is that the CEOs and the business line executives have realized that technology is the most important enabler for their business.”
Dell talks to CRN about a variety of topics from Dell’s new global channel chief and VMware integration ahead, to his 2021 economic outlook and the major technology drivers that will fuel growth next year.