AUDIT EXERCISE FOUR1William V. ClarkMGT497: Strategic Technology Planning for OrganizationsInstructor Dr. DavisFebruary 26, 20161
AUDIT EXERCISE FOUR2In the business world, there are many choices and opportunities. The way a firm navigates through the business environment determines their success and forms their reputation. Dell relies on its values to guide its decision-makers and the actions that they take. It helps them seize new opportunities and drive growth. Dell focuses on cultural environments by striving to ensure that everyone, in any environment, can have access to technology. Dell acknowledges and values different perspectives and experiences because Dell believes that any and everyone can make a contribution. When Dell decided to purchase EMC (NYSE:EMC), they also acquired control over VMware (NYSE:VMN). Being that VMware had partners and major investors, Dell inquired EMC. This created parts and processes that eventually lead to adding value to the merger. With Dell and EMC now combining hardware stacks with VMware’s virtualization software, they were able to create partswhich added value, and, they became one of the top two largest (in revenue) technology companies within the entire storage, server, networking, and virtualization environment.