We love rumors. This time, it’s not about EMC selling off its majority stake in VMware to say, Intel. President and chief editor of TMC, Rich Tehrani, is throwing another sweet-sounding one into the air: an upcoming merger between Cisco and EMC.
“If you are Cisco, it makes sense to pick up EMC now because the stock is down a bit and moreover Cisco would be able to immediately expand its product line beyond networking, telepresence and networking.
Overnight, Cisco could become a leader in storage and a very strong security player.
Remember that Cisco was an early VMware investor and they likely want to expand their ownership of the company.
Remember also that Cisco is doing some amazing things with virtualization in their routers and owning a premiere name in the virtualization space can only help their core offerings.”
What do you think? Any possibility this particular rumor might come through? Or total BS?
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