It's not always easy to keep a neat and tidy house.
Storage giant EMC
This is all well and good and brings back memories of how virtual computing division VMware
Not to worry -- all Wall Street analysts care about is non-GAAP numbers, none of which are affected at all by this charge. That's why the stock is up on a generally gloomy market day today.
Accounting shenanigans aside, EMC is clearly working hard to make the most of its acquisitions, some of which came through hard-nosed competition with rival NetApp
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