Dell tabled an initial $876m bid to acquire data storage player Compellent, ending weeks of speculation about the pair.
However, market watchers questioned how the technology squares with the portfolio sold by EqualLogic.
KCOM boss Renucci resigns
KCOM Group finance boss Paul Simpson has assumed control of the firm following the resignation of executive director Paul Renucci.
Renucci arrived at KCOM subsidiary Affiniti in 2007 but claimed control of the whole group the following year, after overseeing a lengthy restructuring and rebranding process.
Atos Origin buys Siemens IT Services
German technology giant Siemens AG announced the sale of its loss-making IT Solutions and Services division to French integrator Atos Origin for €850m (£720m).
The deal, which Siemens president and CEO Peter Loscher claimed will create a European "IT Champion" sees Siemens taking a 15% stake in Atos Origin for a period of five years.