Interesting factoid from EMC CFO David Goulden. At time of writing the combined revenue from all of EMCs acquisitions at purchase was less than $2B a year.
The growth from those acquisitions being inside EMC, being run, developed, managed, marketed and sold by EMC, is more than $13B a year. A total increase of $15B in annual revenue a per year to the company.
I live this daily inside of EMC Backup Recovery Systems. EMC is a force multiplier, in orders of magnitude, for acquired companies and their cool technologies.