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Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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DELL EMC WORLD 2016: Dell has undergone yet another transformation, but what do you now about technology’s original startup?

Over the course of the past decade, Dell has morphed from a PC and hardware manufacturer into a fully-blown IT services provider.

Dell began in Michael Dell’s student dorm, where students would call for memory upgrades and custom PCs.

Dell eventually decided to design, build and sell his own machines, rapidly becoming a successful enterprise, quickly listing on the stock exchange and entering the Fortune 500.

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dell-xps-13Along the way, the company has struggled to be taken seriously for its technology – but has manically acquired the best players in fields such as storage, services and networking.

In 2013, founder Michael Dell returned the company to private ownership and in 2015 it completed one of the biggest mergers in technology history with EMC, presenting it with new assets and even more customers.

This week, the newly-enlarged company held its first ever joint event – Dell EMC World – but what do you know about IT’s original startup?

Try our quiz!