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Dell gets bigger and Hewlett Packard gets smaller in separate deals

Both deals are in reaction to the tough competition that mobile computing and cloud computing brings

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Mr Dell on Wednesday officially completed his giant US$67 billion merger with data storage firm EMC.
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Ms Whitman announced a sale of most of HPE's software assets to a British outfit called Micro Focus.

San Francisco

MICHAEL Dell and Meg Whitman may be business competitors, but they can each claim a technology industry superlative. One has overseen one of the largest mergers in the tech industry. The other has engineered its biggest breakup.

Different as they seem, both deals were