Here come the Dell cuts


Ever since Dell took itself private in a $24 billion plus deal late last year, folks have been waiting for the other shoe to drop — as in job cuts and other belt-tightening measures.

It looks like the wait is nearly over with The Register reporting that the PC-and-server maker plans to cut deep — up to 20 percent of U.S. staff and even deeper cuts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa or EMEA. Dell disputed the Register’s percentages but in a statement said it is always evaluating ways to boost “operational effectiveness and allocate” in ways that may affect its workforce.

Here’s a brief timeline:

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