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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

Mr Dell on Wednesday officially completed his giant US$67 billion merger with data storage firm EMC.

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...

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