yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Windows Azure
Why VDI?
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Dell Reported in Buyout Talks with Private Equity
Founder Michael Dell, who has admitted in the past to thinking about taking the company private, owns 15.7% of the company

Dell is in buyout talks with "at least" two private equity firms that would take the PC company-in-transition private, according to a story in Bloomberg Monday afternoon that sent Dell's stock up close to 14% to over $12 a share, roughly what Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford Bernstein thinks Dell's worth.

The report cites two unidentified people with "knowledge of the matter."

Dell refused to comment on rumor and speculation.

Bloomberg called the talks "preliminary" and said they "could fall apart" if the financing can't be arranged or the potential investors can't figure out how to ultimately exit the investment.

The story said several large banks have been contacted about financing. They would need $19 billion just to cover the pre-spike market cap.

The Wall Street Journal waded in much later saying that Dell has been talking to private equity firms for the last two or three months. It added that they were "serious" and could result in a public announcement in the next six weeks. Dell has been approached by private equity before but now its valuation is enticingly low, the paper said.

Founder Michael Dell, who has admitted in the past to thinking about taking the company private, owns 15.7% of the joint, a factor that's supposed to making going private easier.

The company has about $9 billion in debt and about $11 billion in banks mostly outside the US, a potential complication given the tax penalties of repatriating it.

Coincidentally Dell's M&A guy, ex-IBMer David Johnson, just joined the big private equity firm Blackstone as a partner.

Armchair speculators question whether the deal makes sense or could even get done since it could take $25 billion-$30 billion, making it the largest leveraged buyout in years.

Dell has been slowly trying to backstroke away from low-margin PCs by acquiring enterprise storage, services, networking and software but PCs are still 49% of its business and are declining in value.

Gartner said Monday that Dell laptop revenues dropped 26% in Q4 while desktop revenues were off 8%. Units dropped 20.9%. It's losing market share to Apple, Android, HP and Lenovo.

About Maureen O'Gara
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobod...
Join IBM November 2 at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how to go beyond multi-speed it to bring agility to traditional enterprise applications. Technology innovation is the driving force behind modern business and enterprises mu...
Although it has gained significant traction in the consumer space, IoT is still in the early stages of adoption in enterprises environments. However, many companies are working on initiatives like Industry 4.0 that includes IoT as one of the key disruptive technologies expected t...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask ...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Busi...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers