John DixEditor in Chief, Network World

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John Dix helped launch Network World in 1986 after chronicling developments in networking and distributed processing first at IDC (1980-1984), then at Computerworld (1985-1986).

Dell has its work cut out for it

Taking Dell private is a bold move, but won't ensure success. If you can't recognize opportunities and execute properly as a public company, buying yourself shelter from investors only takes you so far. The bigger challenge will be rejiggering the corporate culture and core processes to make more innovation possible.