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Memo to Dell Board Voting on Buyout: Don’t Bow to Microsoft

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell’s (NASDAQ: DELL) board of directors will reportedly meet this evening (Monday, Feb. 4) to vote on a leverage buyout that may take the company private, Bloomberg reported. Indeed, Silver Lake Management, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Michael Dell are expected to to be among Dell’s key investors. Among the potential concerns for channel partners: Will Microsoft’s potential stake in Dell allow the software giant to dictate the types of software Dell offers to mobile, desktop, server and cloud partners? Hmmm… First, let’s look at the potential upside. A closer D (IT news)