by Jason Conger [Published on 4 April 2012 / Last Updated on 4 April 2012]
Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, to significantly extend its desktop virtualization offerings. The proposed combination of Dell and Wyse Technology creates an industry-leader that offers customers an alternative compute model directly from Dell or through our channel partners – which will help enterprises enhance security, streamline desktop management, and boost user productivity
Wyse Technology's Chief Executive Tarkan Maner said the following in a press release:
"The combination of Wyse and Dell provides us with tremendous growth opportunities for our core desktop virtualization business, helps us expand into new and fast-growing market segments including mobility and cloud computing, and provides us with reach and scale we did not previously have."
This seems like a natural fit for both companies visions. The desktop virtualization play was kind of obvious to me, but the cloud computing thing was a little bit of a mystery as I don't really think Cloud when I think Wyse. However, checking out this video shows Cloud is top of mind for Wyse and Dell. It will be interesting to see how all this fits together.
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