According to Channelnomics Scannell told his staff not to “veer from the script” after the $67 billion acquisition by Dell was announced earlier this month. He slammed some of his staff for saying the wrong thing to customers.
He said that he had seen a couple of things happening in the field where people are veering from the script and kind of making things up.
“That’s not healthy, that’s not going to allow us to make this a painless and very successful merger… Understand what you can and can’t say now prior to the closing, realising this could be another six to nine months before we get the regulatory approvals and the shareholders’ sign-off to do this merger.”
Scannell told his staff to focus on quarterly business and exceeding customers’ expectations. They needed to sure they understand what we’ve said publicly about this acquisition and that it is all is going to be great.
If the deal goes ahead, EMC will go private but VMware – in which it owns an 80 per cent stake – will remain a publicly listed company. This means that EMC will not have to worry about shipping products at the end of the quarter to make the quarterly revenue numbers.
This is going to have huge impact on savings from inventory with EMC, Scannell said.