Dell fire sales score US$5.4bn

Dell has filed the regulatory paperwork to confirm the sales of its software and services arms.

Dell Software yielded approximately $2.425b of cash and Dell Services brought $2.990b through the door, a total of $5.415b.

Dell bought Quest Software for $2.36b and bundled some of its other code into its software unit, so looks not to have come out ahead on the deal.

Dell Services was largely based on Perot Systems, a $3.9b acquisition in 2009. Again, Dell hasn't scored with this deal.

It's thought that Dell may also be interested in finding a buyer for RSA, the underperforming security outfit acquired by EMC and now nestled into the Dell EMC nest. ®

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