An anonymous reader writes: On Monday, March 28, Dell has publicly announced it is selling its IT services unit to NTT Data of Japan for more than $3 billion. The sale of Dell's IT services marks the first and largest transaction the company has taken on since it disclosed in December that it was considering divestitures to help offset its buyout of storage giant EMC, said Dell spokesperson David Frink. However, Frink cautioned that it's not fair to speculate that there will be more divestitures to come or that this will be the last, as the company moves forward with its EMC buyout deal that is valued at roughly $60 billion. The deal between Dell and NTT Data will help ease some of the financial burden of the deal between Dell and EMC. According to Frink, that mega-deal with EMC is expected to close in the August to October timeframe.
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