Tod Nielsen certainly has the gift of the gab. VMWare's chief operating officer, who was once videotaped by a reporter in the hope that he would turn out someday to be "famous" (and a royalty generator), waxed lyrical at the Reuters Global Technology Summit about everything from British CIOs and magic crystals to PCs .
-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --
By Eric Auchard
LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - Dell Inc needs to reinvent itself to cope with falling margins for key products and a spate of mergers which are rapidly reshaping the competitive scene.